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June 30, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

One Day at a Time: Mapping Your Road to Wellness

by Dr. Bruce Freeman, Director of Patient Experience for dentalcorp

Many of us want to incorporate healthier habits into our lifestyles, but the mere thought of a wellness routine is daunting. You floss, you brush, you exercise, and think to yourself, “there are only so many hours in the day!”

April 29, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Maintaining a Great Work-life Balance as a Dentist

by Dr. Sharda Patel

Most professionals in today’s busy world face a challenge when it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. More so, if you run a dental practice! You need to juggle offering high-quality dental services and the demands of running a

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Finding Your Breath in a Busy World

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

You’re half an hour behind and you have three hygiene checks to perform. Mrs. Brown’s implant crown popped off while an assistant was taking an impression, not to mention the servers are down and the receptionists are panicking. Your heart

February 4, 2022 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Cut Out the Stress

by Janice Wheeler, The Art Of Management Inc.

Is there a human alive who hasn’t at some point been frustrated or stressed at work? Anyone who is taking on life energetically and head-on will definitely hit periods of stress and frustration. Welcome to the workaday world. Sure, there

January 28, 2022 Feature Dental HygieneMental HealthOverall HealthWellness

5 Essentials of Well-being

by Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer, dentalcorp

Professional athletes place as much importance on their rest and recovery as on their performance strategy. Why? Because the time we spend recharging directly impacts our ability to perform and thrive both personally and professionally, as well as cope with

January 21, 2022 News Mental HealthNewsOral Health

Social Isolation Among Older Adults Linked to Having Fewer Teeth

by NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Higher levels of social isolation—but not loneliness—associated with faster tooth loss in older adults in China Older adults who are socially isolated are more likely to have missing teeth—and to lose their teeth more quickly over time—than those with more

January 18, 2022 Video Dental VideoMental Health

Weekly Wisdom: How to Be Happy at Work

by Oral Health

  In this episode of Weekly Wisdom, Dr. Sanj Mohanta shares what she did to ensure she found happiness in her career and what you can do if you are feeling unhappy.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter

January 4, 2022 News BlogsMental HealthPractice management

Your Best Business Decision for 2022: Invest in You!

by Shawn Peers, DentalPeers

Here we are starting off a new year. Sadly, it feels like more of the same. The pandemic is still raging as a new variant has taken off. That means all the talk is on boosters, restrictions on public gatherings

December 27, 2021 News BlogsMental HealthOverall Health

Understanding Occupational Stress Among Oral Health Practitioners

by Jennifer Hawley

Oral health practitioners experience a significant amount of occupational stress from the time they start studying towards their chosen qualifications. This stress, which is believed to affect nearly 50% of the overall Canadian workforce according to the Microsoft Work Trend Index, can

December 22, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

5 Essentials of Well-being

by Nicola Deall, Chief People Officer at dentalcorp

Professional athletes place as much importance on their rest and recovery as on their performance strategy. Why? Because the time we spend recharging directly impacts our ability to perform and thrive both personally and professionally, as well as cope with

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December 3, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Holiday Self-Care: Recharging Ahead of a New Year

by Dr. Craig Young, Orijin Integrated Dentistry, dentalcorp Partner since 2013

In our profession, there has always been a big push through December leading into the holiday season, which can be both mentally and physically taxing for the entire practice team. This year, the impact of this hectic time was further

November 10, 2021 News Mental HealthNews

Baby Teeth May be Window to Child’s Risk of Mental Health Disorders

by The Harvard Gazette

The thickness of growth marks in primary (or “baby”) teeth may help identify children at risk for depression and other mental health disorders later in life, according to researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. The results of this study were published in JAMA

November 8, 2021 Feature Data Driven DentistryMental HealthOHGdata

Your Mental Health Matters

by Oral Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has given the dental industry an opportunity to discuss many topics, including the importance of mental health. During the Data Driven Dentistry survey last year, 21 percent of dentists responded that the one positive thing they could

October 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneMental Health

Tackling the Threat of Burnout Among Dental Hygienists

by Kate Sheppard

Dental practices nationwide are facing shortages in qualified staff, in large part because of the pandemic that’s resulted in more people having second thoughts about their careers. In fact, in a survey published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene, 8%

October 15, 2021 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew grads

Under Pressure: Dealing with Stress and Anxiety

by Akhil Chawla, BSc; Lesia Waschuk, DDS. MEd

Dental school, like any professional educational program, is challenging. Students are expected to develop their manual dexterity skills and maintain a heavy course load, which makes it difficult to maintain the balanced and healthy lifestyle that they know is important.

September 20, 2021 News DentistryMental HealthNews

Mental Health and Dentistry: Preparing for the One in Five

by Rachel Boutet, University of Toronto

As fourth-year DDS students enter their final year on campus, they will be heading to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) to complete a clinical rotation. While third-year DDS students are given the option to do a one-week

September 2, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Discuss Dentists’ Mental Health

by Jordan Glick; Aly Háji

Before he played Walter White, actor Bryan Cranston played the lothario dentist Tim Whatley on NBC’s “Seinfeld”. While little about Whatley is realistic, the character touches on mental health issues in the dental profession; namely, the stereotype that dentists have

Battling and Treating Mental Health Issues
June 30, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall Health

Healthy Head Space: Battling and Treating Mental Health Issues

by Lesia Waschuk,

I have been a dentist for 30 years but only practised for seven. I spent more than 20 years in the regulatory sector, and taught oral health professional students in six post-secondary institutions and medical students at two universities. I

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June 9, 2021 News BlogsMental HealthOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

How Dentistry Professionals Can Manage Their Mental Health

by Beau Peters

Most people don’t realize that the dental profession is one of the most at-risk for mental health disorders. These include depression, anxiety, and negative effects of stress. Mental health in dentistry can often be considered a taboo subject, but it

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June 7, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral HealthOral SurgeryOverall Health

Burnout in Canadian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

by Tania P. Pynn, BScN, MHS; William J. Montelpare, PhD; Bruce R. Pynn, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION Studies on occupational stress in healthcare professionals are not new, however limited information is available on stress impact and ultimately burnout in oral and maxillofacial surgeons and residents.1,2 Occupational stress is the outcome of the clash between job-related factors