wellbeing & resilience

It is important during this time that you take time to prioritise your own mental health and wellbeing, recognising that it is more difficult to provide outstanding care for others when you are not adequately cared for yourself.

professional support

Some examples of professional support. This list is not exclusive.

BADT has led the profession through a series of developments and advancements, including the introduction of ID blocks and primary pulp therapy, working without a dentist on the premises, working in general dental practice and then Direct Access.

BADT is run by working dental therapists to represent all dental therapists and hygienists.

Provides dentists with free, confidential support for alcohol, mental health and drug problems. To get their life back on track and, where possible, back into practice. Dentists can receive the necessary diagnosis and intervention that they need to get better. 

Confidential Helpline 0207 224 4671.

Our purpose is to provide emotional first aid for dentists in distress. We can allow you to offload and talk through your issues in complete confidence; we will then offer you signposting to further useful organisations if appropriate.

Confidential Helpline 0333 987 5158.

Things are tough for everyone now and are likely to be for some time. Now might be a good time to talk to a colleague. A group of dental professionals who are also experienced/qualified coach-mentors have come together to offer pro bono mentoring support.

BSDHT proudly supporting Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists – worldwide. BSDHT provide advice and support to members, work on their behalf to promote the profession within Dentistry. The society offers many member benefits including a wide range of CPD opportunities through journal publications, study days, webinars and the annual conference.


I was sent the link via MaxCourse (North West), I was so impressed to see so much information available. The links and e learning opportunities are vast and relevant to the pandemic we are currently living and working through. I would definitely recommend to my friends and colleagues.”
Diane Rochford
President Elect, British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy