Dentists, depression, and suicide: Learning to cope, with Dr. Joshua Austin

Jan. 24, 2024
Winter blues? As dentists we all know it doesn't have to be a special season for us to get depressed—and find destructive ways to cope.

Winter blues? Well, as dentists we all know it doesn't have to be a special season for us to get depressed.

This episode is a shoutout to this time of year where we all feel off, the days are short, the darkness seemingly stays around forever, and we do some crazy things to try to make us feel better.

The coping strategies we employ—such as drugs, alcohol, and junk food—are all only temporary fixes and can carry adverse effects. Join us in this episode as Dr. Joshua Austin tells us about better ways to get through this funk we all feel.

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About the hosts of Dentistry Unmasked

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of Dental Economics. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].

David R. Rice, DDS, is founder of the nation’s largest student and new dentist community, igniteDDS. Dr. Rice travels the world speaking and connecting today’s top young dentists with tomorrow’s most successful dental practices. In addition to igniteDDS, Dr. Rice maintains a team-centered restorative and implant practice in East Amherst, New York