New website for Dentists’ Health Support Programme

18 September, 2014

The Dentists’ Health Support Programme (DHSP) has launched a new website to provide information and advice to the dental profession in the UK.

The DHSP provides free advice and support on alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and other health issues to dental professionals.

Initially called the Sick Dentist Scheme, the health support programme was founded in 1986 after a warning to the BDA from JJ Mee MBE, himself a recovering alcoholic, that there was a problem within the profession.

The Dental Health Support Trust was created in 1991 in an attempt to solve problems with funding. And in 2008, management of the programme – that had for years fluctuated between the BDA and the trust – was taken over solely by the trust.

For more information, or if you would like to become a supporter of the Dental Health Support Trust, visit or call 020 7224 4671.

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