Shows that high levels of self-reported stress and burnout were found in UK dentists.
Highlights that the top stressors reported by UK dentists relate to regulation, with fear of litigation reported as the most stressful aspect of practising dentistry.
Suggests future interventions should not solely focus on individual solutions such as stress management, but also look at global solutions such as changing aspects of the working environment.
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Thank you to the BDA Trust and the Shirley Glasstone Hughes Trust for funding this research, and all of those who participated.
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Collin, V., Toon, M., O'Selmo, E. et al. A survey of stress, burnout and well-being in UK dentists. Br Dent J 226, 40–49 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.bdj.2019.6
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