269: What No One Wants to Talk About

Today’s topic: mental health in dentists. Dr. Joshua Austin chats with Kiera and the Dental A-Team about why no one likes to talk about mental health, his own experiences and low points, and why therapy has helped him. Kiera, too, shares her own journey with mental health. This episode is a very honest conversation about a challenging topic, and one you won’t want to miss.

Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, FACD, is a native San Antonian. After attending San Antonio's Health Careers High School and the University of Texas, San Antonio as an undergrad student, Dr. Austin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. 

Dr. Austin is a member of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, which is a network of professional dental study groups dedicated to ideal comprehensive dental care. Dr. Austin's other professional memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Rotary Club of San Antonio.

Dr. Austin is a published author and lectures nationally on restorative dentistry and reputation management. He has a monthly column and weekly e-newsletter in Dental Economics, the most read dental magazine in the world. Beginning in 2014, Dr. Austin has been named a Super Dentist in Texas Monthly Magazine.

 

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