Wellness: Page 2
What you need to know about dental teams and mental health
The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as increasing rates of anxiety and depression, have deeply affected oral healthcare professionals. Recently, representatives from the ADA, the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and guest experts in mental health discussed the challenges and what can be done to manage the health and well-being of dental teams.
September 26, 2022
Burnout among dentists soars with the COVID-19 pandemic
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 1 in 7 dentists experienced burnout, but that number has increased due to stressors related to the pandemic, according to a research report published by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
August 28, 2022
Dentists call to action: Understanding mental health
From reimbursement concerns to challenging patients, dental professionals face a multitude of stressors in their daily work. When these stressors are accompanied by perfectionism and prioritizing patients above all else, it can lead to burnout and mental health disorders.
August 2, 2022
Hygienists' mental health worse than dentists during COVID-19
In the first known U.S. survey to analyze the long-term mental health of dental professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, dentists and hygienists frequently reported poor mental health during peaks of COVID-19 transmission. However, hygienists had higher rates of anxiety and depression.
August 1, 2022
Week in Review: Kidney function tied to blood fluoride levels | Dental care before heart surgeries | Mental health issues common for dentists
June 10, 2022
Nearly half of dentists experience mental health issues
More than 40% of dentists say they have experienced a mental health issue, including burnout, mood disorders, or serious thoughts of suicide. Too many don't consider taking a break from practicing, according to a study published June 9 in
Healthcare Management Forum
June 9, 2022
Patients' mental health affects their oral health
Individuals with mental health conditions such as depression are linked to poor oral hygiene and other dental problems, strengthening the link between mental and oral health, according to a report released in May from the U.S. nonprofit CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
May 31, 2022
Why do dentists experience burnout?
Burnout is a phenomenon that is common among healthcare providers, especially dentists, and the repercussions can be detrimental to the workplace. A new study published in the June edition of the
Journal of Dentistry
examined the work-related factors that contribute to burnout among dentists.
May 25, 2022
Addressing a growing crisis: Burnout among dentists
When Dr. Kyle Stanley lectures, he often asks his students if they've known someone professionally who died by suicide. Usually, about 70% of the audience raises their hands, highlighting just how prevalent it is. In this column, Stanley provides tips to help combat burnout and find support.
May 8, 2022
Pandemic aftershocks worse for dentists
Dental professionals already had greater mental health and stress-related medical vulnerabilities than other healthcare professionals. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and amplified the risks, according to a presenter at the 2022 Yankee Dental Congress in Boston.
January 27, 2022
Work-life balance negatively affected by COVID-19 pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns have had many effects, including disrupting the work-life balance of dental professionals in India, according to a study published in
. Dentists reported altered sleep, anxiety, and changed relationships.
September 6, 2021
Preventing perio disease aids positive mental, physical health
Research has shown a link between periodontal disease and physical and mental health. Dr. Samuel Low examines how dental professionals can help treat and prevent this condition that affects nearly 65 million people in the U.S.
August 25, 2021
Page 2 of 4