CDE: Stress Management for Dentists During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Jun, 2021
06:30 PM-07:30 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom webinar

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm ET; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:30 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE; Registration is still required.
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits
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Stress Management for Dentists During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Course Description

Dr. Markus Blatz will moderate a conversation with Dr. Saul Pressner (D’79) and Dr. Tracy Dennis-Tiwary addressing the stresses facing dentists that have arisen in their practices during the pandemic. They will also discuss how to recognize signs of stress in ourselves and suggest methods to help improve the quality of our lives during this challenging time and beyond.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • How to recognizing the overt and hidden signs of stress
  • Developing effective strategies to deal with stressful practice situations during the pandemic
  • Tools we can implement in our daily lives to improve our reactions to stressful practice situations and fortify ourselves.

Saul Pressner, DMD received his dental degree from Penn Dental Medicine and also earned a certificate in Family Dentistry from UConn Dental Medicine. He has practiced general dentistry in NYC for many years and has developed a niche practice in Biomimetic Tooth Conserving Dentistry. He has lectured internationally on Biomimetic Dentistry and is considered a key opinion leader on this subject. He regularly volunteers in Jerusalem at the DVI clinic, which treats underprivileged, at-risk youth and elderly patients of all faiths. Dr. Pressner is thrilled to be participating in this discussion on stress management in the dental profession during the pandemic, as it is so important to the well being of our colleagues, staff members and patients.

Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at The City University of New York and Founder of Wise Therapeutics, a digital therapeutics company translating cutting-edge science into digital tools that democratize access to mental healthcare, with a focus on stress, anxiety, and addiction. She conducts NIH-funded studies on anxiety and risk for youth suicide, and is writing a forthcoming book with Harper Collins (Spring, 2022), “Future Tense: Reclaiming Anxiety.” She has been featured in multiple media outlets, such as the New York Times, ABC Special Report “Screentime” with Diane Sawyer, the Wall Street Journal, CBS, CNN, NPR, The Today Show, and Bloomberg Television. She explores emotional risk and resilience in her Psychology Today blog More than a Feeling. She is the Co-Executive Director of the Center for Health Technology, where the mission is to bridge the healthcare gap and reduce health disparities in NYC and beyond. You can read more about her work at and follow her on Twitter.