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Evaluation of Stress among 100 Moroccan Orthodontists

DOI: 10.4236/ojst.2011.11001    5,275 Downloads   9,646 Views   Citations

ABSTRACT

Stress is associated with many professions including dental surgery. It has been the subject of several studies. However, its evaluation in orthodontics has not been sufficiently studied. Some studies that have described the stressful aspects of dentistry have reported the involvement of orthodontists, but no studies have been conducted in Morocco. The purpose of this study is to evaluate professional stress in orthodontics in Morocco. We conducted a descriptive and sectional study through a survey distributed to one hundred private orthodontist practitioners in Casablanca, Morocco. Stress signs were observed in 44% of the orthodontists. The most prominent factors of stress in orthodontics are related to patients and time. Experience of practitioners has been identified as the only factor significantly influencing their perception of stress. Thus, clinical competence and proper management of practice are the best ways to deal with daily stress in orthodontic practice.

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Ousehal, L. , Lazrak, L. and Hassani, K. (2011) Evaluation of Stress among 100 Moroccan Orthodontists. Open Journal of Stomatology, 1, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2011.11001.

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