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Winter Mouth

You're busy but you still want to stay on top of the latest themes in dentistry. Opening a practice, dental outreach and the big issues affecting health care are important to you. That's where Mouth comes in. Mouth is a quarterly magazine that features a theme each issue. But you'll also find all the departments you've come to expect from ASDA publications like financial matters, the issues and a predental section.

Facing burnout and depression in dental school
By Kim Kelly, publications manager  

Y ou’ve seen the articles. One from BusinessInsider.com is titled “The 13 careers where you’re most likely to commit suicide.” Another on HowStuffWorks.com is called “10 most stressful jobs in America.” Dentistry holds a stigma of high suicide rates and depressed practitioners.

Depending on your year in dental school, you may or may not relate to the daily stressors of practicing dentistry. Just getting through dental school can push you nearly to your breaking point. Dental school is hard and can be even harder on your mental and physical health. So how can students manage the stress and anxiety of dental school and move past the profession’s stigma?

One way, says Mary Jo Graden, LCSW, OSW-C, a clinical social worker at Chicago’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, is mindfulness. “It’s about pulling yourself into the present moment and experiencing your body’s reaction to your stress,” says Graden. She recommends taking a two to five minute “mindfulness moment” to pay attention to your breath and observe yourself. Your body’s reaction to stress is called anxiety. When you can stop and be completely present in a moment, it can help slow down your anxiety and even halt a panic attack. Keep reading… 

To read more from the latest issue, click here. 

2014

 
Winter Mouth 2014  Mouth Fall 2014  Mouth Summer 2014  Spring 14 

Winter
Wellness 

Fall
Mythbusters 

Summer
Starting a Practice 

Spring
The Influence Issue 

2013

 
Winter 13  Fall 13  Mouth Summer 2013  Spring 13 

Winter
Dental Outreach 

Fall
Trials & Triumphs 

Summer
Courtroom Dentistry 

Spring
Marketing your dental practice 

2012

 
Mouth - Winter 2012  Mouth - Fall 2012  Mouth - Summer 2012  Mouth - Spring 2012 

Winter
Special Needs Dentistry 

Fall
Team Dentistry 

Summer
Money Matters  

Spring
Dentistry & Politics  

2011

 
Mouth_Winter11   Mouth_Fall11  Mouth_Summer11  Mouth_Spring11 

Winter
Dentistry's Game Changers 

Fall
The Future of Dentistry
 

Summer
Planet Dentistry 
 

Spring
A Happy, Healthy Dentist
 

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