Supporting the Mental and Emotional Health of Dental Health Professionals

Dental health professionals are living in challenging times right now and we want to help as much as we can.

In recent weeks, we have spoken to dental health professionals who are feeling a wide range of emotions, including anxiety, helplessness and anger.

Those professionals told us they want to better understand and manage their emotions in order to make the right choices for their clinic, staff and patients in a Covid-19 and post Covid-19 world.

As a result, we’ve teamed up with Dr Koula Asimakopoulou of Kings College London to develop a series of videos that support the mental and emotional health of dental health professionals worldwide.

Dr Asimakopoulou is a registered Psychologist, Reader in Health Psychology and a member of the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

In this first video, she explains:

  1. Why anxiety is a completely normal human emotion
  2. What causes anxiety
  3. How dental health professionals can better manage feelings of anxiety.