Welcome to the Ninth District Dental Association
The Ninth District Dental Society was formed in 1909 and renamed to the Ninth District Dental Association in 2002. We have a membership of over 1500 dentists in 5 counties: Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange and Putnam.
In its quest to serve both the public and the profession, the Ninth District embodies the highest ideals.
The mission of the 9th District Dental Association is to serve and support its members and the public by improving the oral health of our community through Advocacy, Continuing Education and Camaraderie.
Dentists Report Increase in Stress-Related Oral Health Conditions During Pandemic, HPI Poll Data Finds
Feeling stressed? Your teeth might feel it too!
Dentists across the country are reporting a rise in stress-related oral health conditions in their patients since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to data from the ADA Health Policy Institute's COVID-19 impact poll for the week of Sept. 21.
More than half of the polled dentists reported increases in the prevalence of bruxism (59.4%), chipped and cracked teeth (53.4%), and temporomandibular disorder symptoms (53.4%) among their patients, and more than a quarter saw a rise in other conditions, including 26.4% who reported an increase in caries and 29.7% who reported an increase in periodontal disease.
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To help educate patients about the increase in stress-related conditions, please feel free to distribute these social images and social copy with your members. They are free to use these resources on their own social media channels. Please note: If they choose to use the infographics, the image files must be used as is.
Feeling stressed? Your teeth might feel it too! A recent survey from the American Dental Association found dentists are seeing more patients with stress-related oral health issues. We’re here to help – call for an appointment today!
Find yourself clenching or grinding your teeth a lot lately? You’re not alone! Dentists are seeing more patients with stress-related issues this year, according to the American Dental Association. Our team can help – schedule an appointment today!