It has been argued that dentistry can be a stressful occupation.
Possible root causes are demanding patient interactions, negative perceptions about dentistry, financial pressures from running a dental practice, challenging workloads, ever-changing new dental technologies, and lack of resources needed to create change.
The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey to ask dentists if they have ever suffered from professional burnout.
A Massachusetts dentist responded, “Burnout to me is mainly the result of negative light in which most people view the dental office experience.”
4 out of 5 dentists in this survey answered that they have experienced professional burnout in their dental careers.
One dentist offered his solution to avoiding burnout, “Taking continuing education courses to learn and improve technologies rejuvenates my dental practice. It keeps me fresh.”
To hear more of what dentists had to say about professional burnout, Click Play to watch the following video:
Have you experienced burnout with your dental career?
For more information about burnout see: Dental Practice Burnout: 5 Symptoms and 5 Remedies