Did you know that dentistry has one of the highest burnout rates of all professions? Are you there yet? Do you feel yourself getting there? I know about burnout first hand.
The good news is there is a cure and a way out!
Before I tell you my story, let’s first talk about why burnout happens in the first place.
Dentistry is a very high-stress and high-risk profession. As you know, it takes years of higher education to become a dentist. It then takes years of experience and continuing education courses to become good at what you do. Being able to deliver excellent dentistry requires a very high level of talent, skill, focus and experience.
We also work on fearful patients providing restorations that will succeed or fail based upon microns. In addition, we all have a few of those “difficult” patients. You know the ones… you see their name on the schedule and wish you could go back home.