supporting Massachusetts dentists since 1980

"The therapeutic value of one addict helping another is without parallel."
NA Basic Text, 6th Edition, page 68

Confidential Dentist Assistance Program facilitates a number of meetings for doctorate-level healthcare professionals, known as caduceus meetings, open to all dentists, dental students, and dental residents in recovery and for those seeking peer support. Please call CDAP for more information about any of the groups listed below. As always, your contact with CDAP is confidential.

You can read about the experience of your colleagues in recovery here.

     -  Massachusetts Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham Woods Corporate Center, Waltham, MA.
     - In the event of inclement weather please call (781) 434-7404 to confirm that a meeting will be held.
     - Monday and Thursday 7:00 to 8:30 pm, open to all doctorate level healthcare providers and follows AA guidelines.
     - First, third and fifth Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 PM, open to spouses and significant others, and the affected dentist. 


     - Greenfield Hospital, Franklin Medical Center, 164 High Street, Conference Room C, Greenfield, MA
     - Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 PM

     - Contact/Facilitator: Dr. Wayne Gavryck, (413) 774-5554


     - Falmouth Hospital Faxon Center, 67 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA
     - Tuesday 7:00 - 8:00 PM

     -  Contact/Facilitator: Dr. Rick Abisla, (508) 457-1500


     - Monday 7:30-8:30 pm

     - Doctors’ 12 Step Group open to any doctoral-level healthcare professional with substance use concerns


     - Berkshire Medical Center-Hillside Campus, 165 Tor Court, 1st Floor Conference Room, Pittsfield, MA

     - Tuesday  7:00 - 8:00 PM

     - Health Care Professionals Recovery Group open to any licensed health care professional

     - Contact/Facilitator: Marie Geary, RN and Dr. Robert Wespiser, (413) 443-3369

Links to Other Groups