1st Edition

Emotional Intelligence in Dentistry “Open Wide” - The Five Critical Skills to Take Dentists from Good to Great

Edited By Mary Collins Copyright 2025
    144 Pages 10 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book is a comprehensive guide for dental professionals (from undergraduate to experienced practitioners) to understand and apply the core skills of Emotional Intelligence in order to enhance their personal and professional success.  EQ relates to how an individual can understand and manage his or her own emotional needs as well as recognize and deal with the needs of others and the skills to do this.  For dental professionals, these are important skills to have as every interaction with a patient requires the ability to connect with them emotionally in a positive way. Research shows us that those who can put their EQ skills into practice are more successful and happier in life. 

    The book is pragmatic in nature, drawing on real life case studies from dentists in the field.  This book looks at the application of the most up to date research on EQ that will make a direct impact on the practice of dentistry.

    Foreword - Albert Leung
    Preface and acknowledgements
    About the editor

    1. What is Emotional Intelligence and Why Does it Matter? - Martyn Newman. 2. Why is EQ so Critical for Today’s Dentist? - Mary Collins and Jason Atkinson. 3. EQ Critical Skill I: Self Knowing - Mary Collins and Sally Hanks. 4. EQ Critical Skill II: Self-Control - Mary Collins and Sally Hanks. 5. EQ Critical Skill III: Empathy - Mary Collins and Ciara Scott. 6. EQ Critical Skill IV: Relationship Skills - Mary Collins and Paul O’Dwyer. 7. EQ Critical Skills V: Self-actualization - Mary Collins and Ian Wilson. 8. Moving Forward: Developing your EQ over a lifetime - Mary Collins and Rory O’Reilly.



    Dr. Mary Collins is a Chartered Psychologist, Executive Coach and Author who has been working in the Leadership Development/Talent Management field for 20 years. Her current role as Senior Executive Development Specialist with RCSI Graduate School of Healthcare Management involves working with senior leaders in the healthcare sector to develop their management and leadership capabilities through a range of executive development and academic programmes up to PhD level.