What professional burnout really is, and what you can do about it

July 27, 2023
No, it doesn't have to be "part of your career." And no, you don't have to just accept it.

For many dental professionals, burnout has become a familiar feeling—to the point it's often normalized as just part of their careers.

But here, these dental peers dispel that idea and break down what burnout really is, and what you can do about it.

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Material from this gallery was adapted from:

Burnout in dentistry: What it is and how to overcome it, David Rice, DDS, and Amisha Singh, DDS

10 ways for hygienists to avoid burnout, Christa Crilley McConaghy, BS, RDH, PHDHP

Recovering from burnout: 5 steps to reclaim your life, Bethany Montoya, BAS, RDH

Dentistry is hard. It's OK to ask for help. Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

Feeling burned out? Try these career rejuvenation ideas, Gordon Christensen, DDS, PhD, MSD