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Thriving in Health Care

Price: 40.00

 The University of Utah, School of Dentistry, 530 S. Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108 

Dinner: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm   Presentation: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

CDE Hours Awarded:  2 CDE Lecture hours   

Conflicts of Interest: No Conflicts

Education Methods: Lecture and AGD subject codes: 550, 770

Required Attendee Experience: Dental Practice Experience

External Funding: None


Course Title: Thriving in Healthcare.

Course description:

We choose careers in healthcare long before we understand the day-to-day work. We excel in delayed gratification year after year. We say ‘yes’ as we put others first and push on. What do you need to do to thrive in dentistry? Discuss strategies for a path towards thriving and consider how to take control over your career and practice.

Course objectives:

  1. After attending this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify drivers of professional well-being in their own lives and the profession of dentistry.
  2. Describe how culture, personal health habits, and practice design all work together to drive burnout or thriving in healthcare.
  3. Implement 1-2 techniques to improve the well-being of themselves and their teams.


Speaker #1

Megan Call

Bio:  Dr. Megan Call is a licensed counseling psychologist, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and the Director of the Resiliency Center at the University of Utah. She has research and clinical interests in promoting resilience and well-being among health care professionals, with a specific focus on embracing vulnerability and discomfort, incorporating informal mindfulness into everyday practice, improving communication and relationship skills among teams, and addressing systematic change.

Speaker #2

Amy Locke

 Bio: Amy Locke is the Chief Wellness Officer for the University of Utah Health, leads the University of Utah Health and Resiliency Center, and is a Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine. Her research, educational, and clinical interests center around professional well-being, health behaviors change, and prevention of disease through lifestyle. She helped create a Culinary Medicine Program for the health sciences students and a Health Promotion and Integrative Health Pathway of Excellence for medical students. She is the former Director of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Medicine Fellowship Director at the University of Michigan. She serves as Vice-Chair for the board of Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. She strives to increase education around wellness and integrative health topics both locally and nationally with a goal of increased access to service and a shift towards prevention and integrative health in conventional medicine.