TDA WELLNESS COMMITTEE BECOMES
THE TENNESSEE DENTAL WELLNESS FOUNDATION
Working in the dental profession can be emotional, stressful, physically demanding, and mentally exhausting. As dental professionals, we are only human, but many times feel the pressure to perform with superhuman perfection and at an unrealistic pace. Recognizing this potential problem, the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) established the Wellness Committee in 1981. Since that time, it has discretely assisted hundreds of members of our dental family (dentists, dental hygienist, and dental assistants) when they might succumb to difficulties that are capable of affecting their performance.
In 2019 the TDA’s Wellness Committee was dissolved and its responsibilities were transfer to the Tennessee Dental Wellness Foundation (TDWF). The TDWF is a nonprofit, 501c3 that works with dental professionals like the Wellness Committee did in the past. It is supported and promoted by the TDA but operates independently of the TDA. If you need assistants, know someone that does, or just have questions about what we do, you can visit the TDWF’s website at www.tndentalwellness.com or you can simply call 615.628.3200