By Guest writer Diana L. Dill Ed.D., Licensed psychologist

The American Dental Association is embarked on a drive to strengthen the wellbeing of dentists.  There is a new resource available to ADA members where you can access a 1-minute wellbeing assessment free of charge and find appropriate resources.  Learn more at: Well Being Index (

The Dental Well-Being Index is a validated self-assessment tool invented by Mayo Clinic that measures multiple dimensions of distress and well-being, including quality of life, fatigue and burnout to:

  • Anonymously measure well-being in less than 1-minute
  • Predict risk of distress over 6 dimensions
  • Provide ADA and some state dental association resources to participants
  • Track progress over time

The Well-Being Index is available to all ADA members and student dentists at no cost. For more information and to register, go to

Diana Dill (drdianadill@gmail.comis a Schwartz and Schwartz client, practice coach, and member of the ADA Wellness Advisory Committee. Learn more about Dr. Dill at: