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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

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

Mental Health
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

Cannabinoid Medicine
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

April 12, 2021 News BlogsOverall HealthPractice ManagementWellness

How To Manage Dental Patients Dealing With Poor Mental Health

by Dr. Ben Lynch

The last year has been chaotic for a myriad of reasons, and there can’t be many people around who haven’t suffered as a result. The most common damage, of course, is psychological. People have lost loved ones, been left in

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 10, 2020 News BlogsMental Health

5 Top Self Care Tips for Dentists Dealing with Stress

by Orion Talmay

There are high levels of stress and burnout in the dentistry profession, with a huge number of dentists feeling that the stress of their job is beyond their ability to cope. These top 5 self care tips can help manage

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

July 3, 2020 News

Yoga – Move Breathe and Meditate with Dr. Bruce Freeman

by dentalcorp

  Looking to relax and de-stress? DC Institute is hosting a virtual yoga class led by Dr. Bruce Freeman on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm EST. Dentistry is hard on the body and the mind. With the change in lifestyle