Crushing Candy: Pandemic Mental Health Strategies and Beyond!

Crushing Candy: Pandemic Mental Health Strategies and Beyond!

Jun 19, 2021



Featuring Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, MS, RYT

Saturday •June 19, 2021•2 CE units10:00 am to 12:00 pm •Virtual Presentation via ZOOM! Attendees will receive the meeting link and handout the week of the event via email. For the best virtual experience, recommend viewing on a laptop or desktop computer with camera access!

Course Description:

The world-wide pandemic has had a profound impact on mental health and recently public health experts have named mental illness as the ‘silent pandemic’. A recent report from the CDC confirmed that depression and anxiety are on the rise and while people have become more accepting of mental conditions, many people continue to fear sharing their condition with others. In turn, this further promotes neglect and general lack of understanding regarding mental health. Dental healthcare providers are in a unique position to assist patients (and themselves) in understanding how mental health affects total health. This interactive session will introduce attendees to foundational information and science regarding mental health/well-being and debuted to rave reviews at the 2020 CDA Presents and RDH Under One Roof! Learning Outcomes:

•Develop an understanding of mood disorders and their impact on oral health

•Generate science-based mental well-being strategies including psychotherapy, app technology and yoga

•Build mental health resources resulting in referral and support for patients, colleagues…and yourself!


•The mental health pandemic

•Strategies for management in the dental practice

•Resources for mental health

•Call to action for dental professionals

About our Speaker:

Kristy Menage Bernie, RDH, MS, RYT is an international speaker, past president of MDDHS/CDHA and appointed faculty at UCSF as well as faculty for AndyRDH’s Dental Hygiene Academy, a national board review company. She’s been a featured speaker at CDA, CDHAand national venues. Kristy is known for facilitating fast-paced and evidence-based sessions!

Registration: Contact Patricia Anderson that you are registering via

Please include in your full name, credentials (RDH, BS, MS, etc.) preferred email address for webinar link, CDHA Membership Number and mailing address. This course is FREE to all MBDHA/CDHA members and $25.00 for nonmembers (Payable by Venmo). Attendees will receive the ZOOM link the week of the course along with the handout to the preferred email. Questions? Contact Patricia via email (above) or call her at 831-684-0952 (no text). This session will have limited ZOOM access, so be sure to register no later than June 14, 2021