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British Dentists Feel Suicidal Amid Soaring Pressures as Whitehall ‘Turns a Blind Eye’ to the Crisis

November 24, 2020
by Tom Cotterill, The News


‘Broken’ dentists are being overwhelmed by stress and struggling to hit crippling patient targets – even before the coronavirus pandemic brought widespread disruption to the industry.

A shock study by the British Dental Association (BDA), which represents dentists, has found almost one in 10 dentists considered taking their lives in a single year.

And the organization fears the coronavirus crisis will only have increased the mental health burden on dentists, with practices facing financial concerns and a large backlog of patients.

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