Newswise — CHICAGO, June 28, 2011 – The American Dental Association (ADA) is hosting the 2011 Conference on Dentist Health and Wellness to provide dentists and their staff with tips to maintain, improve or enhance their quality of life inside or outside of the office.

The nationally-recognized conference is scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Ill. The conference has continually expanded its scope to provide attendees with the latest research and techniques to keep pace with increased awareness of the health and wellness of not only the dentist and the dental team but their patients as well.

Attendees have the option of taking courses that provide tips on general health and ergonomics or courses geared to working with dentists who have impairments and the current education, prevention and treatment of impaired dentists and/or patients.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together dentists, spouses, dental team members, dental students and professionals who work with dentists and connect them with national experts who can discuss and provide key information on health and wellness issues.

The conference fees for ADA-members, members of the American Student Dental Association and state dental society staff are $125 for one day and $250 for both days. Non-members pay $175 for one day or $350 for both days. Please visit the conference Web area of for more information.

###About the American Dental AssociationThe not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing more than 156,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit the Association's Web site at

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