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Study Assesses the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Dental Faculty Well-being

December 23, 2021
by News-Medical.Net

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to withdraw for safety in 2020, faculty at dental schools did not report significant decreases in measures of their well-being, according to results from a study led by Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S., at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry.

Recently published in the American Dental Education Association’s Journal of Dental Education, the study, conducted in September and October 2020, was based on the results of a survey of faculty at VCU School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The survey assessed several factors related to respondents’ well-being, including personal and work-related burnout, resiliency and loneliness.

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