Professional burnout: Its relevance and implications for the general dental community

Yuval Vered*, Yonit Zaken, Hilla Ovadia-Gonen, Jonathan Mann, Avraham Zini

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Abstract

As very few studies regarding dentists' professional burnout have been published, we provide an updated review and recommendations with regards to the published dental literature of this phenomenon, which is relevant to the general dental community around the world. Professional burnout has been found to be prevalent among dentists and dental students. The challenge lies in early recognition and developing intervention programs specifically for the dental profession. Attention to realistic career expectation and the type of dentist one prefers to be, attention to practice management skills and the stressfulness of work, as well as longitudinal monitoring of newly qualified dentists on burnout development are recommended. Learning about professional burnout and its potentially serious consequences, as well as increasing knowledge about how to prevent and treat it are crucial. It is not only a caregiver problem, but also a public health problem.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalQuintessence International
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Burnout level
  • Dental education
  • General dentistry
  • Specialist dentistry

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