We are pleased to announce that the SDDA will offer three free and confidential counseling/coaching sessions per person this year! 
Each dentist and team member across the state has access to this service.
Due to the demand and utilization of services last year, we are enhancing the benefit this year from 1 to 3 sessions.  
These sessions can be used to build a strategy for work or home. 
Others have used these sessions for:
  • Parenting
  • Burnout
  • Conflicts at work
  • Decision making
  • Purpose and meaning in work
  • Retirement planning
We continue to partner with Mary Wolf on developing a culture of wellbeing and providing these individual sessions.

"What a great idea from the Dental association to offer help to those in need in our profession.   Dentistry is challenging enough before covid and it became much more difficult because of it.  I am so grateful I took advantage of the three free visits. It was tremendously helpful and I am following thru on all of the great guidance I received.  I am nearing the end of my career and I have had some tough decisions to make. Mary with Veritee Partners was perfect for my needs." - SD Dentist
Mary Wolf - info
  • Host a Wellbeing In-Service for the Office
  • Tips to Manage Anxiety
  • Wellbeing Resources
*The SDDA has partnered with the State Board of Dentistry and the South Dakota Dental Foundation to provide funding for this project.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 

Individuals in need of mental health crisis services only need to remember a new three-digit number: 𝟵𝟴𝟴
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, 988 provides 24/7 connection to confidential support.

Health Professionals Assistance Program

All licensees of the South Dakota State Board of Dentistry may seek participation in the South Dakota Health Professionals Assistance Program (HPAP). Voluntary self-referrals are accepted. This confidential program is professionally staffed and designed to monitor the treatment and continuing care of regulated health professionals who may be unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety, if their illness of chemical dependency is not appropriately managed. The program provides a non-disciplinary option for participating health licensing boards to deal with impaired regulated health professionals who recognize their illness and the need for continuing care and/or practice limitations. Services include general outreach, crisis intervention, informal assessment, treatment monitoring, and support for providers who need our assistance. In addition to self-referrals, HPAP encourages referrals from families or peers, or referrals from medical or treatment agencies. Calls to HPAP about a colleague are held in the strictest confidence and HPAP can serve as a resource to help determine appropriate next steps.

For additional information contact:
Health Professionals Assistance Program 
Tel: (605) 275-4711 Fax: (605) 275-4715
4109 S Carnegie Circle
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106
SD Health Professionals Assistance Program