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COVID-19 Personal Wellbeing

Your Emotional Wellbeing – Routines & Techniques

It is no secret that burnout is a growing issue for those working in the dental profession today. Increased workloads, the daily stresses of running your own practice – not to mention the recent impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – can all have negative effects on both our professional and personal lives.

We have a tremendous opportunity to say: Life’s given me a pause, what can I do differently? Take a look at what this time can give you and make the most of it.

Dr. Janet Leith, a general dentist from Ottawa, Chair of the Advocacy taskforce and the Health and Policy and Government Relations Committee at the Ontario Dental Association, talks to Chiraz Guessaier, CDA, about her experience with burnout and how, having tried many solutions in the past, she has finally found a better place by focussing on her own personal development.

"There were times when I felt like a ball in a pinball machine, she says. Over the years it starts to add up and you realize, I’ve got to make some changes."

From meditation to journaling, and the regular practice of gratitude, Dr. Leith shares the specific techniques that have worked so well for her and explains how, at a time like this, we could all use a little self-improvement.

We hope you you find the conversation helpful. We welcome your thoughts, questions and/or suggestions about this post and other topics. Leave a comment in the box below or send us your feedback by email.

Until next time!
Chiraz Guessaier, CDA Oasis Manager 

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1 Comment

  1. Jane Wrinch April 25, 2020

    Great presentation, Dr. Janet Leith!


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