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Most Dentists Have Experienced Aggression from Patients

October 27, 2020
by NYU

NYU study is first to describe rates of physical, verbal, and reputational aggression by patients toward practicing dentists

Roughly half of U.S. dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry.

The study, published in the October issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, is the first to document aggression toward dentists in the United States.

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