Dental school: Why so stressful?

September 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM

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This webinar focuses on the hectic and demanding life of today’s dental student and presents the facts and common myths surrounding stress, burnout and isolation. The presenter:

  • Explores how stress can be constructive (eustress) or destructive (distress), and discusses how both can be balanced while in dental school
  • Identifies signs and symptoms of the insidious nature of emotional stress and burnout in the dental school environment.
  • Recommends constructive steps to seek help if you recognize you are dealing with stress, burnout, isolation, depression or substance abuse.
J. William “Bill” Claytor, Jr., DDS, FAGD, MAGD, PA, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and completed a two-year General Practice Residency in Charleston at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been in solo private practice since 1982 in Shelby, N.C. He has been awarded the coveted Fellowship and Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry and has also obtained a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling in 2012 from Union College (KY).

Dr. Claytor is the volunteer coordinator and independent contractor for the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals (NCCDP), a wellness organization that advocates and monitors N.C.-licensed dentists and dental hygienists suffering from chemical dependency and mental illness. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, and currently is serving a three-year term (2015-2018) with the Dental Well-Being Advisory Committee (DWAC) of the American Dental Association. Dr. Claytor has presented lectures on addiction and burnout at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and East Carolina School of Dental Medicine to second-, third- and fourth- year dental students.

BeWellASDA logoThis webinar was a presentation of the ASDA Wellness Initiative in conjunction with Wellness Month 2016