Dentists, like other professionals, have to consider a number of issues when taking a period of parental leave:
from a professional viewpoint, when is the best time to have a break?
how can any financial losses be minimised?
what are your maternity/adoption/paternity rights?
who will discharge your professional responsibilities while you are on a break?
if you own a sole practice, who will manage it for you in your absence?
if you decide to take a long break, how will you keep in touch?
how to work when you return - would a change of sphere or pace of practice be helpful?
what about working part-time?
where do you get personal help and advice?