Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Review Article Volume 2 Issue 9

Impact of Stress on Dentists and its Management

Swarnaprabha Ashok*

Independent Private Dental Practitioner, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Swarnaprabha Ashok, Independent Private Dental Practitioner, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Received: June 27, 2018; Published: August 07, 2018

Citation: Swarnaprabha Ashok.

  Stress is defined as “a state of psychological and physiological imbalance resulting from the disparity between situational demand and the individual’s ability and motivation to meet those needs”. In other words, stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal, physiological or psychological or both, acute or chronic.

  Stress is attributed to various reasons with the common stressors being:
• Peer and societal pressure
• Poor time management
• Financial pressure
• Poor working conditions like
• Prolonged working hours
• Poor personal care
• Medicolegal issues
• Lack of prospective opportunities

Copyright: © 2018 Swarnaprabha Ashok. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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