Work-Life Balance for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2021 Nov;33(4):467-473. doi: 10.1016/j.coms.2021.05.006. Epub 2021 Aug 5.


Oral and maxillofacial surgeons experience high levels of stress and work-home conflict, which predispose them to burnout. There is emerging evidence in support of work-life integration to prevent burnout; interventional strategies exist on an individual and organizational level. This article explores the current evidence on promoting work-life integration for improved surgeon satisfaction, performance, and efficiency. Work-life integration initiatives can help promote the recruitment and retention of a diverse surgical workforce in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Keywords: Burnout; Mindfulness; Resilience; Work–life balance; Work–life conflict; Work–life integration.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burnout, Professional* / prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Job Satisfaction
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Surgery, Oral*
  • Work-Life Balance