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Dental health professionals must apply for and renew their licenses with the Department of Health. The Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Dentistry ensures that all dentists and dental hygienists practicing in Rhode Island meet the requirements for licensure and comply with the applicable conditions and regulations of the law.

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Mental and Behavioral Health Resources for Dental Professionals

Mental health resources for dental professionals can support patient care and successful healthy practice. The following resources are available for providers to refer patients and colleagues or use themselves. If you would like to suggest any additional resources, please contact

Rhode Island Resources

  • BH Link is a behavioral health facility that provides crisis intervention services and connects people to ongoing treatment and care. Their professional team of registered nurses, counselors, psychiatrists, phone screeners, and peer specialists offers confidential support to adults 18+ and helps them access longer-term services.
  • RI Medical Society Physician Health Program (RIPHP) is available to all physicians and healthcare practitioners who can find support for themselves and their colleagues.
  • RIDOH Violence and Injury Prevention provides information about programs, including surveillance, publications, education, and prevention initiatives.

National Programs

  • 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formally known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) is available 24/7 across the United States. Anyone experiencing suicidal, substance use, or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress can call, text, or chat 988 to find support from trained crisis counselors.
  • American Dental Association - Health and Wellness Find effective resources for taking care of yourself and your staff.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health  The National Institute of Mental Health provides additional resources, mental health information, and research updates.

Additional Resources

  • Prevent Overdose RI provides data and helpful resources on overdose, such as where to get naloxone and how to get into treatment.
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) - Rhode Island serves residents across the state with free mental health support, online groups, resources, and education.
  • State of RI Department of Behavioral Health (BHDDH) works to guarantee high-quality, safe and accessible healthcare services through an integrated healthcare landscape in which all Rhode Islanders will thrive.
  • Man Therapy® is an evidence-based and research-backed communication campaign that connects men with tools and resources to prevent a mental health crisis. This multi-agency effort addresses men’s mental health, with a bit of humor.

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