National Suicide Prevention:
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How it works….

The dental professional, colleague, or family member contacts the NCCDP for a confidential discussion. If the professional is ready to cooperate, the NCCDP will make a referral for assessment and treatment (if indicated). The assessment process usually takes between 3-4 days and if treatment is recommended then follow-through will be required. After returning from treatment the professional joins the NCCDP by signing a Participation Agreement or a Service Agreement. No two situations are the same and every case is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Benefits of Anonymous Referral and Participation

  • The dental professional is not known to the Board of Dental Examiners.
  • The dental professional’s license remains untouched.
  • The participant has access to a recovery process and a recovery community with proven success rates.

Self referrals are well received and highly recommended.  Preemptively seeking NCCDP assistance can only be construed as a positive action should the NC State Board of Dental Examiners later become aware of a problem.