Journal of Primary Care Dentistry and Oral Health

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--7

Are dentists suicide prone? The current scenario


Gunjan Kumar, Payal Dash 
 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

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Gunjan Kumar
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT University, Campus – 5, Patia, Bhubaneswar - 751 024, Odisha
India

There is a widely discussed belief that dentist are at a high risk for suicide. Since 1960, dental journal have been carrying articles with headline like “The suicidal professions.” While this claim is often accepted without question, there are little reliable data that support the alleged risk and on the contrary few data even suggest the opposite. In India, few cases of suicide among dental student have been reported, but not much data are available. This paper aims at presenting a review of literature related to this complex issue and it shows that occupation is not a major predictor of suicide and it does not explain about why person commit suicide.


How to cite this article:
Kumar G, Dash P. Are dentists suicide prone? The current scenario.J Prim Care Dent Oral Health 2020;1:3-7


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Kumar G, Dash P. Are dentists suicide prone? The current scenario. J Prim Care Dent Oral Health [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Dec 7 ];1:3-7
Available from: http://www.jpcdoh.org/article.asp?issn=WKMP-0212;year=2020;volume=1;issue=1;spage=3;epage=7;aulast=Kumar;type=0