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Feeling overwhelmed as a young dentist? You’re not the only one…

Practising dentist Bethany Rushworth recently launched a coaching service for her fellow young professionals, including trainees, who may be feeling overwhelmed. Within a few days, the 1-2-1 service was fully subscribed, suggesting there is a…

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‘More people than ever before are accessing the service’

Sarah Barnard speaks to Rory O’Connor from the Dental Health Support Trust, which provides free support and advice on mental health, alcohol and drug issues… It feels as though barely a month goes by without…

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Farzeela Merali-Rupani discusses how to stop a complaint escalating

The threat of complaints/litigation is the biggest source of stress to dentists, according to a recent survey by the BDA. More than 2,000 dentists responded to the survey and 54.9% said they were experiencing high…

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Why I created a mental health group for dentists in crisis

With almost a fifth of dentists saying they feel suicidal and high levels of stress and anxiety across the profession, many are finding solace in a Facebook group. In just two years, the closed Mental…

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Simple mindfulness exercises to help reduce stress

Mindfulness has become a popular way for many people to de-stress, reduce anxiety and de-clutter the mind. It is a form of meditation that helps people to ‘live in the present moment in an enjoyable…

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