Performing as a coach/mentor is a lifestyle choice that is sure to bring many rewards.
Dental Mentors UK is THE website for dental professionals who offer mentoring to access support for this part of their professional practice.
Full directory of Mentors for you to choose from. Browsing the directory is free. Please note professional mentors will charge a fee.
Dr Zaid Al-Najjar, Deputy Medical Director of the service explains how NHS Practitioner Health can help dentists with mental health and addiction issues.
NHS Practitioner Health is a free and confidential service which specialises in treating doctors and dentists with mental illness and/or addiction issues. We recognise that this professional group face specific difficulties when wishing to access mainstream healthcare. They also find it difficult to switch from being a treating practitioner to a patient. Dentists have a higher rate of mental health and substance misuse problems compared to the general public along with double the suicide rate.
We provide free on-line classes to DMUK members. There is a charge for CPD for non members. A selection of the CPD provided is listed below.
17th March 2021 18.30 - 19.30 Supporting Dental Professionals in Difficulty
8th April 2021 18.30 - 19.30 Boundaries in Mentoring
27th May 2021 18.30 - 19.30 Tools for Self Awareness
18th June 2021 18.30 - 19.30 Mentoring for resilience
We believe that all dental professionals would benefit from regularly working with a mentor from a personal as well as a professional point of view. Mentors are experienced dental professionals who can guide and support you throughout your career. .