Enhancing relationships among dental team members

The application of research on marital interaction

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Background. Despite some important differences, relationships among dental team members bear striking similarities to marital relationships. Empirical research on marital interaction can be useful in enhancing relationships among dental team members. Conclusions. As with marriage, it is unrealistic to expect that conflict and differences of opinion will never occur among dental team members. However, a set of principles derived from extensive, empirical, behavioral science research on marital interaction can provide dental teams with strategies for strengthening working relationships and managing conflict. Practice Implications. Benefits of using these principles may include a reduction in employee turnover, improvements in efficiency and productivity, and the creation of an environment that helps attract and retain patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1591-1596
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Volume135
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Enhancing relationships among dental team members : The application of research on marital interaction. / Scarbecz, Mark.

In: Journal of the American Dental Association, Vol. 135, No. 11, 01.01.2004, p. 1591-1596.

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