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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

July 27, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Child’s Toothbrushing Habits Linked to Mother’s Mental Health

by Tohoku University

A mother’s mental health may play a larger role in a child’s toothbrushing habits than previously thought. It is no secret that brushing your teeth twice a day is highly effective in promoting healthy teeth and gums. The International Association

July 22, 2021 Feature Dental HygieneOverall Health

Enhancing Care for The Most Important Patient—Yourself!

by Jennifer Hawley

The conditions created for the healthcare industry in 2020 have created substantial pressures for professionals within the industry—dental hygienists and other dental professionals included. A 2021 journal published in the BMC Journal of Systematic Reviews found that, globally, there is huge

July 6, 2021 News DentistryNews

Study Shows Forming A Simple Smile Tricks Your Mind Into A Positive Workday Mood

by Bryan Robinson, Ph.D., Forbes

“Smile and the world smiles with you, cry and you cry alone,” goes the song. For decades, singers have crooned about the power of smiling to make you feel better. With the pandemic and increases of anxiety and depression, smiling

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 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

Reduce Stress
May 3, 2021 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficePractice management

Name It to Tame It: Labelling Emotions to Reduce Stress & Anxiety

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

I was so mad, I couldn’t see straight. He was blinded by love.Advertisement I have thought about where these phrases came from after enjoying a wonderful article titled Tame Reactive Emotions By Naming Them by Mitch Abblett. I do a

February 26, 2021 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice managementWellness

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

Unstoppable You in 2021
February 26, 2021 Feature EditorialHealth & HealingOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice management

Unstoppable You in 2021

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

We wanted a fresh start – but it began with a fizzle. Does 2021 appear to be a 2020 on repeat? Starting with good physical health can influence good mental health. If you want to make 2020 be forgettable –

December 4, 2020 Feature Mental HealthOral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

New Year, New You: Filling Your Resilience Toolbox for a Stronger Self

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

2020 brought tremendous change, hardship, and loss for a great many of us. We were catapulted out of our comfort zones as we had to adjust to the new normal. With a new year around the corner, we have a

October 22, 2020 Feature Dental StudentsMental HealthNew dentistsNew gradsOral Health

Work-Life Balance

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

The demands of student life are intense. Professionals programs like law, medicine, dentistry and dental hygiene require the devotion of a Tibetan monk, the physical endurance of NFL gladiator Tom Brady, the toughness of Serena Williams and the mental acuity

September 22, 2020 Video Dental Video

Weekly Wisdom: Don’t Forget About Self Care

by Oral Health

  In this week’s episode of Weekly Wisdom, Jackie Joachim shares the importance of prioritizing self care amid performing dental care.     Subscribe to Oral Health’s weekly e-newsletter to have the latest episode delivered straight to your inbox each week!

August 7, 2020 News DentistryNews

Research Project Promotes Oral Health for Those with Mental Illness

by The University of Michigan School of Dentistry

University of Michigan School of Dentistry faculty member Danielle Rulli is part of an innovative project that has received additional funding to continue research on improving the oral health of people with mental health disabilities. Rulli, a Clinical Assistant Professor

selfcare
May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygieneOverall HealthWellness

A Selfcare Survival Guide for Busy Dental Professionals

by Uche Odiatu, DMD; Mahsa Bakhshandeh, RDH

Many of us only think of getting fit and healthy to look good for college reunions or to rebound after the failure of a relationship (the proverbial “revenge body”). It’s beyond just looking good; it’s about creating a body that

April 22, 2020 News News

Train Your Way Through COVID-19 Cabin Fever

by Transitions Group

Don’t Let Cabin Fever WIN!! Congratulations, you have made it to week 6 of the COVID-19 shutdown and isolation. At Transitions Group, our COVID-19 Survival support team is listening and has noticed a shift in attitude during isolation. This shift

health and fitness
February 28, 2020 Feature Oral Health OfficeOverall HealthPractice Management

Paying it Forward: 8 Ideas that Helped Me Lose 50 lbs in 6 Months

by Michael Carabash, BA, LLB, JD, MBA, CDPM

Why did I bother writing this? I’m no health and fitness expert. I have no relevant degrees attached to my name. I offer you no studies or citations. I have no books, pills, shakes or exercise equipment to sell you.

February 17, 2020 News News

Alberta Human Rights Tribunal Finds Terminated Dental Assistant was Discriminated Against

by Bernise Carolino, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

A dental assistant who was terminated after she took mental-health leave won her discrimination case at the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal because her employer wouldn’t accommodate her proposed two-day work-week. If a terminated employee has established prima facie discrimination on account of

self-care
February 13, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

by Jillian Cecchini, Managing Editor

As I’m writing this editorial, it happens to be the 10th #BellLetsTalk day. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is honouring Bell Canada for its visionary leadership on mental health and is urging everyone across Canada to join this

January 29, 2020 News Mental HealthNews

From Opening Conversations to Opening Doors: 10 Years of Bell Let’s Talk

by Mental Health Commission of Canada

Statement From Mental Health Commission of Canada On this, the 10th Bell Let’s Talk Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) congratulates Bell Canada for its visionary leadership on mental health and urges everyone across the country to join this