TMJ, stress, and the patient psyche: The effects of COVID-19

Aug. 12, 2020
Are you seeing more patients lately who present with broken teeth and TMJ problems? Dr. Stacey L. Gividen explains how COVID-19 is affecting the patient psyche through oral manifestations of stress.

Dr. Stacey L. Gividen says stress, TMJ, and dealing with the patient psyche are going to be persistent issues in the day-to-day lives of dental professionals. There appears to be an increased number of patients who are presenting with broken teeth, TMJ problems, and other manifestations of stress as a direct result of COVID-19.

Are you seeing similar trends in your practice? How can we intervene to lessen the effects of stress our patients are exhibitiing, particularly during the pandemic?

In this video and on the Facebook page, we’ll be talking about the issues dental professionals are facing in their practices due to the effects of COVID-19.

Editor’s note: This video first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles at this link and subscribe here.

Stacey L. Gividen, DDS, a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry, is in private practice in Hamilton, Montana. She is a guest lecturer at the University of Montana in the Anatomy and Physiology Department. Dr. Gividen is the editorial co-director of Through the Loupes and a contributing author for DentistryIQPerio-Implant Advisory, and Dental Economics. She serves on the Dental Economics editorial advisory board. You may contact her at [email protected].