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The well-being and mental and physical health of Denver’s dental community if of the utmost importance to MDDS and something all levels of the tripartite take seriously. Prioritize your health and take advantage of your benefits today. If you need assistance accessing these resources, please contact the MDDS office at (303) 488-9700 or mdds@mddsdentist.com.

Mental Well-Being Resources

Member Assistance Program (MAP)
The CDA MAP is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service you receive as a CDA member. Through your MAP, you can get in touch with a licensed therapist who can give you a safe place to express yourself and help you plan how to cope with what you’re going through.

With MAP, you can access Free and Confidential Counseling (face-to-face, telehealth or even text) for You and Your Household Members*; Legal Consultation; Financial Consultation; Wellness Coaching and Tools; Mindfulness App; Crisis Services and Assistance.

As a member of the CDA, you and each member of your household get up to 5 counseling sessions per life situation.* (Life situation is defined as a distinct, separate life event. A MINES case manager will review requests for additional sessions.)

Get Started Today: 800-873-7138 or complete the Digital Intake Form at minesandassociates.com
Company Code: codental

Professional Coaching & Development Group
MDDS has teamed up with Dr. Laura Brenner of Lolabee’s career coaching to help new dentists build community, combat burnout and develop stress and anxiety strategies for career longevity. This 4-month program is available to dentists 1-10 years out.

ADA Well-Being Directory
The ADA Well-Being Directory connects you with mental health assistance in your state.

After a Suicide Postvention Toolkit
After a Suicide: A Guide for Dental Workplaces was developed in 2023 by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the American Dental Association (ADA). This resource reflects learnings in responding to a suicide death for professional dental settings.

ADA Webinars on Resiliency
View two webinars on developing your resiliency muscle. These are available at no cost for members.

Insight Timer App
Free app for meditation, sleep and stress reduction.

Physical Health Resources

ADA ClassPass
Class Pass is the world’s largest fitness membership, bringing the world’s best fitness classes, gym time and wellness experiences to your fingertips in a more fully customizable and flexible way than any single gym membership.

  • Get free, unlimited access to over 20,000 on-demand audio and video workouts including strength, cardio, stretching, meditation and more.
  • Receive a 15% discount on credit packages that can be applied to in-person classes at top studios and gyms across the country.
  • Credits can also be used for wellness experiences, including massages, facials, manicures, etc.
  • Search for the network in your area or review on-demand offerings at classpass.com

To get started, visit ADA.org/ClassPass and sign up using “Company Code,” ADACP.

Stretching Exercises for Dental Professionals
Dr. Nicholas Studholm walks you through specific stretches to minimize the physical symptoms of practicing dentistry.

Help Hotlines

Peer Assistance Services, Inc. 
Peer Assistance Services, Inc. is a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit agency leading with prevention and intervention for substance use and mental health concerns. Our values of grit, integrity, and compassion are guideposts for all that we do in the service of our mission.
(303) 369-0039 – Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
(303) 369-0039 ext.235 – After hours

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line
Text from anywhere in the United States, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Text HOME to 741741

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories
Text TalkWithUs to 66746
(800) 985-5990

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
Text NAMI to 741741
(800) 950-6264


The Metro Denver Dental Society is a not-for-profit component society of the American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association.

The MDDS is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. MDDS designates courses for the number of CE hours listed with each course. MDDS credits are approved by the AGD for Fellowship and Mastership credits.

Course Disclaimer: MDDS makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. MDDS courses are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisers. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of MDDS. MDDS warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.