Dentists face numerous concerns in the workplace, including stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression. Mental health concerns affect the workplace in profound ways, including engagement in and quality of work and patient care, the level of productivity, and health care costs. Recognizing mental health concerns is an important first step in assisting dentists and their staff in receiving needed assistance from mental health professionals. Steps that dentists can use to communicate their concerns and share resources are provided. Finally, a prevention model is presented to promote mental health and workplace well-being in the practice of dentistry.
O'Brien, Karen M. and Trovato, Karoline J.
"Mental Health in the Dental Workplace: Recognizing Signs, Communicating Concern, and Sharing Resources,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
7, Article 3.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss7/3