Category Archives: Health

Tips for dentists who struggle with work-life balance

Attaining work-life balance in dentistry does not have to be a difficult task. This is especially true if you own your practice because it allows you to schedule patient appointments at convenient times. That being said, finding a balance can be difficult if you’re dealing with other life situations, such as starting a family, making time for older… Read More »

For practice durability, listen to your body

Most days of the week, Dr. Katie Sowa wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to break a sweat, either doing CrossFit or yoga, before heading to work. If she’s training for a half marathon, she gets her runs in before dinner or in the morning. “Staying active and fit will help the longevity of your career,” said Dr. Sowa,… Read More »

Ergonomic tips to help you stay healthy

If your muscles are sore at the end of the day — even though you’re a young new dentist or dental student — you’re not alone. According to the ADA Center for Professional Success, 40 to 60 percent of dental professionals suffer from work-related musculoskeletal issues. Here are some of the painful predicaments inherent in hands-on dentistry and… Read More »

Staying fit in dentistry

Have you ever stepped foot in a gym in January? You might as well go back home and sit on your couch and you’ll burn just as many calories as you will waiting for a machine. Any regular gym goer hates “resolutioners”. Innocent people are starting the year off by attempting to get healthy while “gym elitists” condone… Read More »

Safety tips to prevent hearing loss

According to the ADA Center for Professional Success, dentists are exposed to the noise of handpieces and ultrasonic scalers, at levels of 60-99 decibels. While this level of noise presents only a minimal risk of hearing loss, sustained exposure can result in sensorineural hearing loss. Just as you tell your patients to brush and floss to prevent oral… Read More »

ADA offers wellness resources for dentists

Whether it’s help with ergonomics in the dental practice, substance abuse prevention or mental health issues, the American Dental Association has a number of wellness resources for dentists. The Dentist Health and Well-Being Program provides support for ADA members who are in need of information on health and wellness issues. “As dentists, we’re trained to look out for… Read More »