Substance Abuse and Well-Being

NYSDA's Committee on Substance Abuse and Well-Being is here to support and assist you, your family or a colleague who may need help with substance abuse, addiction, and related mental health issues. We are only a confidential phone call away.

1-800-255-2100 ext. 250 or

  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health Resources

February 17, 2022

The New York State Department of Health has developed a free online training opportunity on Dental Opioid Prescribing Using Health Literacy Concepts. The course will engage and educate dental providers on appropriate prescribing practices to manage acute pain by integrating personal stories with didactic training. This course is appropriate for dentists and their staffs.

Participants can earn 1.5 ADA CERP credits.


February 4, 2022

The American Dental Association released its 2021 Dentist Well-Being Survey ReportThe survey was conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when all occupations faced health, well-being and economic hardship.

Learn more about the various stressors which may affect U.S. dentists today. Topics include: dentist job satisfaction, work environment, and physical, mental and emotional health.

Results from 2021 indicate younger dentists continue to be disproportionately affected by mental and emotional health concerns. Dentists over age 40 are disproportionately affected by physical health concerns, including pain or discomfort while working. Read the full survey report in the ADA Catalog.

ADA News Article

Health and Well Being Survey Report