The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of burnout and explore the relationships between burnout and occupational participation among dentists with teaching responsibilities. Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) was used to evaluate occupational participation with questions on demographic information among 155 dentists with teaching responsibilities. Age, gender, years of experience, academic position were the factors affecting level of burnout and occupational participation. Occupational performance score was negatively correlated with emotional exhausment (r=-.731) and depersonalization (r=-.693) while positively correlated with personal accomplishment (r=.611). Occupational satisfaction scores were negatively correlated with emotional exhausment (r=-.631) and depersonalization (r=-.625) while positively correlated with personal accomplishment (r=.614). Occupational participation level can effect burnout among dentists with teaching responsibilities. Further studies with a larger sample are needed to investigate these preliminary results deeply.