Emotional Wellness in Uncertain Times

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Course Code: 453RL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 206 AB
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
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Tieraona Low Dog, MD is the fellowship director for the Academy of Inegrative Health and Medicine and a founding member of the American Board of Physician Specialties American Board of Integrative Medicine and the Academy of Women’s Health.

Stress is a part of our lives, especially during uncertain times, and learning healthy ways to manage it is vital to personal and professional success. Chronic stress increases the risk for diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, and substance abuse. As dental health professionals, it is crucial to recognize the symptoms and effects of stress. This highly informative and enlightening presentation will review the impact of stress, the relevant scientific evidence, and practical ways to cope with chronic stress while caring for patients and promoting emotional wellness.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Identify the role of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and central nervous system in managing physical, environment, and emotional stressors
  • List the effects of chronic stress on work performance and disease risk
  • Describe the impact of dietary patterns on mood and mental health, and discuss the evidence of safety and benefit for essential fatty acids and micronutrients in the maintenance of a healthy mood
  • Define strategies for reducing fatigue and easing anxiety
  • Demonstrate how to effectively counsel patients and staff regarding evidence-based strategies for dealing with stress

Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office