Resilient Reading

Resilience, a term that’s been banded around a lot this year, of all years, but what does it mean? There are plenty of definitions out there, depending on the context but the one I’m going to borrow is Togade and Fredrickson’s description that they used for their research (1). “Resilience is characterised by the ability … Continue reading Resilient Reading

Fang Farrier Podcast

Fang Farrier : Dentist; see also *gnasher basher, *toothwright and top gum Life behind and beyond the mask. Discussing tough topics like depression, burnout and suicide alongside nutrition, movement and recovery.Working on everyday resilience, personal and professional development.The context is dentistry but applicable to all walks of life. There's a certain level of anxiety that … Continue reading Fang Farrier Podcast

The Gift

The greatest gifts are probably those that you feel a bit guilty or even fearful of wanting, that you really need but aren’t expecting. It might sound crazy to say that I’m starting to see this lockdown as a gift, but in a world where so many things are beyond our control, we can still … Continue reading The Gift

Purposeful CPD

The requirement for ongoing continuing professional development (CPD) was first outlined to us at dental school.  It’s something every dentist is very aware of, the hours, the core subjects to cover and what happens if we don’t.  It’s also pretty easy to find with providers bombarding our inboxes and tea room notice boards, promoting  everything … Continue reading Purposeful CPD

Not One More, Mental Health Awareness 2019

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month 2019, I’d been meaning to write something but this wasn’t it. I feel that whilst I’m talking and writing about mental health in the dental profession year round that it’s important to contribute when arguably the most ears are listening. I find it hard though because to write and talk … Continue reading Not One More, Mental Health Awareness 2019