Welcome to this episode of the Dental Practice Launch Podcast, where we'll be discussing an important but often overlooked topic in the dental profession - mental health. In particular, we'll be talking with Dr. Maggie Augustyn on how she, as a practicing dentist, manages anxiety and depression.
Dentistry can be a high-stress and demanding profession, and the pressure to provide quality care to patients can take a toll on a dentist's mental health. Studies have shown that dentists are at a higher risk of experiencing anxiety, depression, and burnout than other healthcare professionals. However, there are ways to manage these issues and prioritize your mental wellbeing.
Our guest will share their insights on effective coping mechanisms such as mindfulness, therapy, and self-care practices, which can help dentists reduce stress and maintain a positive outlook. We'll also discuss the importance of seeking help and support when needed, and how to identify warning signs of mental health issues in yourself or your colleagues.