Category Archives: Health

The positive impact of wellness on productivity

The concept of “wellness” is quickly becoming a buzzword in the workplace. While many employers initially adopted wellness initiatives to reduce health care costs, there is now evidence that these programs can also lead to increased productivity and improved employee morale. When it comes to productivity, we often focus on efficiency and output. But many don’t realize that wellness is… Read More »

Practicing mindfulness as a new dentist

There are too many things happening in life that could make us feel stressed, overwhelmed and less focused. Especially as a new dentist with a lot of responsibilities, your mind is constantly busy trying to get a clearer insight of where you want to take your practice to. The first rule to keep in mind is that there’s… Read More »

Why I decided to pursue dentistry, Part 3

It’s September, which means that many, if not most, dental schools are back in session, teaching, training and preparing the next generation of dentists. ADA News asked Danielle Silver, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Class of 2023 why she decided to pursue dentistry. “I have always wanted to be a dentist because I love working… Read More »

Pursuits of happiness: Do you need a rewrite?

“Dr. Vaughn, I wanted to ask you . . . do you enjoy dentistry?” “Interesting,” I thought. “What a simple, straightforward yet completely complicated and intricately loaded question I have just been asked by this bright-eyed, good-intentioned college student.” “Y-Yeah. . . I do.” I paused. I could feel the perspiration gathering on my forehead. Could he sense… Read More »

Five strategies to prevent burnout as a dentist

Have you ever found yourself lacking the energy to do activities you once enjoyed, snapping at loved ones, or feeling a flood of dread when your alarm goes off on a work day? You may be experiencing signs of chronic stress, which when unmanaged, can lead to burnout. Research shows that burnout is on the rise for healthcare… Read More »

Bringing yoga to the dental community

As dentists, we face unique mental, physical and emotional challenges each day. These challenges often create discord and imbalance in our bodies and minds, taking a toll on our health and wellbeing. Twisting our bodies to gain better visibility, sitting for long periods, and hunching over our computer keyboards can put a huge strain on our musculoskeletal systems.… Read More »