New NCCDP Administrative Director

Hello. My name is Bill Claytor and I am honored and excited to be the new Administrative Director, as of January 1, 2022, for the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals (NCCDP). I am a retired general dentist of 39 years from Shelby, NC. I have been associated with the NCCDP for over 25 years and now have the opportunity to be associated with a new beginning for our organization. I would like to personally thank our previous Executive Director, Nancy Davis, for handing off a healthy organization that continues to serve our suffering dental professionals in North Carolina.

In today’s world, we are in a constant state of flux. Wars, pandemics, and economic uncertainty are constant variables we see in our daily lives. Pressures that society has never had to deal with simultaneously are an ever-present reality. Along with these pressures and stressors come anxiety, panic attacks, depression, burnout, alcohol/drug use, and unfortunately suicide ideation (thoughts) and even suicide. Dentists and dental hygienists are not immune to these mental health dilemmas.

Fortunately, North Carolina’s dental professionals have resources available to confront and address these issues. The NCCDP is one resource for dentists and dental hygienists to receive help with these conditions. We also have resources for family members who may be experiencing related issues to receive help.

I would encourage any dentist or dental hygienist who is overwhelmed with life’s stressors to reach out to the North Carolina Caring Dental Professionals for assistance. Our toll-free number is 800-230-3934 and we are here to help.

Thank you.
Bill Claytor, DDS, MAGD
NCCDP, Administrative Director