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Kevin Henry, MA

Defy Gravity: Don't Let the Demons of Dental Assisting Get You Down

Lecture | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | One (1) CE Hour  | Category D


Twitter: @KGH23

Course Description

Every day, dental assistants face a variety of challenges in their job. How those challenges are met can affect the professional and personal lives of these valuable team members. In this fast-moving and interactive course, dental assistants will learn how to identify the issues that can "get under their skin" and how to deal with them.

We’ll explore the typical dental assistant’s four main job-related concerns (money, respect, teamwork and attitude) and identify steps to embracing one’s own potential and leadership mindset. Additionally, dental assistants will learn why they are a key part of the dental practice’s business success and what they can do to not only enhance their own careers, but also the bottom line of the business.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify on-the-job challenges that could affect performance and happiness
  • Understand the steps that can be taken to minimize the effects of those challenges
  • Explore how to have a more productive and fulfilling career as a dental assistant

Course Sponsored By:
Oklahoma Dental Assistants Association

Speaker Bio

With 16 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin is the former group editorial director for UBM Medica’s dental division, consisting of: Dental Products Report, Modern Dental Assistant, Dental Practice Management, Digital Esthetics, Modern Hygienist, Modern Dental Business, and more. He was named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry on Twitter (@kgh23).

In Kevin’s former life, he was a public relations director for NAIA, a national small college sports organization. He is currently a beat writer for the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Nuggets. Living in Colorado, Kevin loves to be outdoors whether it be hiking, skiing or white water rafting.