Mental Perk

Mental Perk Vol 23: Dentisty and Mental Health: Relieving Anxiety Starts at the Front Desk

December 16, 2023 Karla Hutcherson; Brandi Mock Episode 23
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Mental Perk Vol 23: Dentisty and Mental Health: Relieving Anxiety Starts at the Front Desk
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Show Notes

Mental Perk welcomes Dr. Kelly Robinson, DDS to talk about then impact of mental health in her practice. In this podcast, Dr. Robinson talks about the levels of anxiety her patients experience due to their perceptions of dental care,  the levels of stress and anxiety associated with providing competent dental care, as well as the physical tolls most dentists experience doing the daily tasks of their job, Dr. Robinson also details the devastating effects of Covid on dental practices and the steps dentists took to keep their patients safe and secure during a very difficult time. Dr. Robinson attests to the importance of patient relationships and keeping a sense of humor to power through the daily responsibilities dentists face every day.

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