Recently FDI launched its brand-new podcast Dental Check-up to put the spotlight on topical issues and profile key oral health matters. The first series of Dental Check-up highlights mental health in the dental workplace and is hosted by renowned Prof. Tim Newton. The latest episode in this three-part series is now available to listen to on the platform of your choice.
Tune in today to learn about common mental health conditions that unfortunately many oral health professionals suffer from and learn how to better manage them through Roz’s top tips.
Discover the mental health series
NEW EPISODE: Am I good enough? A healing journey
In the second episode of the mental health series, Prof. Newton sits down with Dr Kaejenn Tchia to learn about his personal struggles with the pressure of working in dentistry and how this impacted his well-being. Dr Tchia, still in his early career days, recounts his journey to becoming a dentist and provides detail his first burnout experience. Listen to the episode now to hear his compelling journey and discover how by sharing his story he regained his confidence.
It's OK to not be OK
In the first episode of the mental health series, Prof. Newton explores common mental health disorders that oral health professionals may suffer from, including stress and burnout. He is joined by general dental practitioner, Dr Anastasios Plessas, to converse about the scale and nature of stress that dental teams endure and offer advice on how to make positive changes. Listen now to discover some real-life experiences of oral health professionals and learn how members of dental teams can support each other to improve their mental health at the workplace.
Do these episodes resonate with you and your experience? Share the Dental Check-up podcast with your colleagues, friends and family today. Stay tuned for the last episode of the mental health series, which will draw attention to the issue of addictions and will be released by the end of October.
Later this year, a mental health toolkit will also be launched as part of the Health and Safety in the Dental Workplace project to provide guidance to oral health professionals, national dental associations and policymakers on how to improve the mental well-being of dentists and dental teams.