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Dentists' well-being

Since 2013, the BDA has incorporated indicators of personal well-being into its national surveys of dentists. These indicators were developed by the UK Government's Office for National Statistics (ONS) to monitor levels of well-being among the UK population – these relate to life satisfaction, happiness, anxiety levels, and the 'worthwhileness' of everyday activities. They have been applied in national surveys of the UK population since 2011.

The findings from our own research on dentists' personal well-being for 2013 and 2014 can be accessed here:

Dentists personal well-being in 2013

Dentists' personal well-being in 2014

In addition, in 2014, the BDA investigated how dentists perceive their own health by comparison with the UK population as a whole. The findings from this research can also be accessed here.

If you have any questions about this area of BDA research, then please  contact the BDA Research Team at