Dentistry is often identified as one of the most stressful occupations. Dentists face daily demands and a work situation that increases stress. For example, professional isolation, perfectionism, economic pressure, and patient fears are key sources of stress. Dental professionals perceive dentistry to be more stressful than other occupations, 2 This is consistent with their experiences of moderate to severe stress at work, where they endure an average of five to seven significant stress triggers each day, 3 The most common contributing factors are (time pressures, ( patient demands, (uncooperative patients (pediatric, fearful, nervous or militant), (high levels of concentration and concentration, and (team problems.
Dentistry is a high-stress career with high rates of depression, anxiety, and addiction. Take these steps to relax and prevent burnout and more serious health complications. The psychological stress of working with worried and fearful patients can be devastating for the dentist. There is now considerable evidence that dentists experience patterns of response to physiological stress (increased heart rate, high blood pressure, sweating, etc.) This, in turn, can lead to an early heart attack for the dentist.