This presentation was recorded on April 19, 2022

Oral health care providers have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the last two years, providers have found innovative ways to prioritize patient safety and infection prevention, and weather financial setbacks. Focused on helping dentists in all career phases, this course gives learners 10 evidence-based resilience strategies to support their mental health and wellness. These techniques can support individuals, and can be used in all practice environments and educational settings, especially in times of uncertainty and prolonged stress. Presenter Sheela Raja, PhD, is an author, associate professor at University of Illinois Chicago, and director of the UIC College of Dentistry Resilience Center.

Learning Objectives

  • Define toxic stress, trauma stewardship, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout
  • Discuss risk factors for compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout in oral healthcare providers
  • Understand evidence-based resilience strategies for healthcare providers

Course created: 2022
Course reviewed: 2023

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