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Why do Dentists have such a high suicide rate?

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    The title says it all really...
    I've always wondered why Dentists statistically have such a high suicide rate, is it the sheer stress of the job? The way the NHS is structured in UDAs and bandings? Or that the job can be monotonous and involves constant negativity with people complaining about how they don't like the dentist and don't want to be there...
    I am just very curious and wanted other peoples thoughts on this??
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    I'd like to see some recent statistics to back this up please, the field of dentistry has changed greatly over the past decade with an increase in the number of multi-dentist surgeries. I'm interested to see whether there has been a change in the rate of suicide over the past few decades.
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    All those root canal treatments must be so unnerving!
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    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
    They don't find the job fulfilling enough!
    They sure have a lot of wisdom though.

    edit: negged by dentists with no wisdom
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    It seems that in almost all other species, especially primates, baring one's teeth is a threat or a show of potential force.


    That's why. Being subconsciously threatened 40 times a day, 5 days a week can make one pretty suicidal.


    Scientific American Magazine: http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...at-in-almost-a
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    Cos they can't live with the guilt of being robbing bastards.
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    They sure have a lot of wisdom though.
    It must be boring; the same drill every day!
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    (Original post by AspiringGenius)
    in summery, Dentistry is a job filled with broken promise.
    So it seems was your English A-level.
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    There's no statistical evidence that dentists have a higher suicide rate than any other profession. In fact, there's not much data available that correlates profession to suicide rate and very little evidence that profession plays a significant factor in someone deciding to take their own life.

    However, in the US the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those age 15 to 24 is suicide so from that we may be able to deduce that the "profession" with the highest suicide rate is "student"!
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    (Original post by AspiringGenius)
    Dentist: Now make sure you brush your teeth well, [insert name of child].
    Child: ok! I promise!

    *six months later*

    Dentist: Argh! You haven't been brushing your teeth!
    Child: I have, twice a day, I just have bad teeth!

    in summery, Dentistry is a job filled with broken promise.
    Prevention is part of what dentists do, yes.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    There's no statistical evidence that dentists have a higher suicide rate than any other profession. In fact, there's not much data available that correlates profession to suicide rate and very little evidence that profession plays a significant factor in someone deciding to take their own life.

    However, in the US the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those age 15 to 24 is suicide so from that we may be able to deduce that the "profession" with the highest suicide rate is "student"!
    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
    All those root canal treatments must be so unnerving!
    (Original post by tehforum)
    They sure have a lot of wisdom though.
    (Original post by SpiggyTopes)
    It must be boring; the same drill every day!
    I'm sure Howard's figures are doctored.

    Did I do it right?
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    (Original post by Norton1)
    I'm sure Howard's figures are doctored.

    Did I do it right?
    The quality of puns in this thread is decaying fast.
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    (Original post by AspiringGenius)
    Dentistry, not medicine :whip: Bad norton!
    That was the whole joke .

    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    The quality of puns in this thread is decaying fast.
    Mine was rotten to the core.
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    My relationship with my dentist has eroded over time.

    What do I do?
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    The quality of puns in this thread is decaying fast.
    I'm sure we can amalgamate the best ones for you.
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    (Original post by Norton1)
    I'm sure Howard's figures are doctored.

    Did I do it right?
    Probably, he just want to make sure everyone sees his flossiphy!
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    The quality of puns in this thread is decaying fast.
    Sorry but I'm filling in, I'm not a professional comedian!

    So prepare to brace yourself for some worse ones!
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    Provide REAL statistics please?
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    Because most dentists only go in it for the money knowing full well theyll probably be bored to death by the Job.
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    (Original post by hopingtobeadentist)
    Provide REAL statistics please?
    I want the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.

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