As a dental professional your physical and mental health and wellbeing are paramount to be able to do your job and look after your patients.
Dentistry is widely considered to be a stressful profession. You work in the confinement of a small clinic, meeting the health needs of anxious patients with high expectations, dealing with increasing regulation, all on top of balancing your family and other commitments before even thinking about having a social life.
Stress is part of everyday life, it can drive us, motivate us and give us the energy to fit it all in, but too much of it could cause us harm.1
Follow these simple tips to manage stress:
Mental health problems affect one in four people in the UK and can present themselves at any age.8 Last year Dentists’ Provident paid over £650,000 in claims for psychiatric issues so remember prevention is better than cure…10
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