Mr. Kevin Henry Empowerment of Dental Assistants Longmont, CO

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  • Co-founder, IngniteDA
  • Certified DISC trainer
  • More than 20 years in dental journalism


Thursday Courses
Th310 - Solving the Three Most Common Battles Between the Front Office and the Back Office
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

When there is turmoil between the front office and the back office, your patients can feel it. They can sense the frustration and see it on your face when you’re disappointed in one of your team members or even your doctor. Together, let’s set standards in your office so that patients walk away feeling like your office is a well-oiled machine and you go home at night feeling fantastic. In this interactive, fun course, team members will experience how it feels when things break down and look together at solutions that can strengthen the respect within. Understand your personality style as well as those in your practice and daily life. 

Friday Courses
Fr228 - Assisting Essentials
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00

Mr. Kevin Henry

Five Ways Dental Assistants Can C.R.U.S.H. Their Careers

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Are you enjoying your career as a dental assistant or are you just getting through the day? In this fun, fast-paced, interactive course, we will talk about five key points following the C.R.U.S.H. acronym that will help you not only enjoy what you do more, but also see the fruits of a more fulfilling career. It’s time that dental assistants learned once again the valuable role they play in the lives of their patients and the bottom line of the dental practice. Join us and re-ignite your passion for your career!

• 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
• Learn the benefits of a peer network and how it can benefit your career
• Identify steps to embracing one’s own potential and leadership mindset


Dr. Tanya Brown

Dental Assisting Made Easy: Go from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed! 

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Have you ever had a day that makes you question why you chose Dentistry as a career? Everyone longs to be a part of something special and to know that their contributions make a difference. Uncover the most common mistakes that when corrected will fill your day with joy! Set yourself apart as a true ROCK-STAR Dental Assistant. Attend this course to discover the secrets of what the most successful Dental Assistants are doing to keep their patients comfortable, their schedules full, and their case acceptance up!


Lunch is on your own from 12 - 1 p.m.


Ms. Tija Hunter

Enhancing Your Career Through Ergonomics: Preventative Medicine for Your Life!

1 - 2:30 p.m.

Women suffer higher rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Because our jobs are so physically demanding in dentistry, we are seeing a higher rate in back, neck and shoulder issues. This course talks about the common problems we face ergonomically, and changes we can make to correct these issues. As women, we tend to take care of everyone but ourselves, let’s discuss ways we can fix that!


Identify the common problems physically we face daily
Discuss ways to take better care of ourselves and why

Learn better techniques for posture and positioning


Dr. Mark Hyman

Inspiring Excellence in Dental Assisting

2:30 - 4 p.m.

Listen, learn, and laugh your way through a fast-paced, humorous review of “The High Impact Private Practice Dental Assistant." Learn how to capitalize on one’s skills to improve the productivity of your practice and the quality of the service your team produces. Learn systems you can implement today to lower stress, prevent burn out, and increase your enjoyment of dentistry.

Review clinical cases from the doctor’s and team’s perspectives
Debate the fact “communication is a wonderful thing – you should try it sometime”
Employ systems to lower stress and prevent burnout

Fr261 - Insider Perspectives: State of the Dental Industry
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

The dental industry is in a state of flux that rivals any other time in dental history. With changes in the insurance industry, group practices growing, and patients becoming more knowledgeable and thrifty with their dollars, it can be a tough time to be a dentist or dental team member. However, it is possible to overcome obstacles and make this year the best your practice has ever seen. Industry experts Kevin Henry and Teresa Duncan bring insight and help attendees understand what’s really happening in dentistry and what trends should be revered ... and which can be ignored using real data from the best sources available and exclusive survey results which can boost your bottom line. Kevin and Teresa present information that simply can’t be found elsewhere.  

Saturday Courses
Sa280 - Avoiding the Turnover Wheel: Finding, Hiring and Retaining an Amazing Post-Pandemic Team
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Room: Omni,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

In many dental practices across the country, dentists are struggling to find team members to fill vacant positions. COVID-19 changed the mindset of dental team members when it came to their work and what they want out of it.  Based on his consulting and guiding team members over the last 20 years, Kevin Henry has compiled a list of must-do items for you to find amazing team members, rise above the competition to hire them, and then be able to keep them as a long-term part of your practice.

Learning Objectives:

• Pinpoint the three biggest questions you should be asking when hiring.

• Learn the three questions every team member should be asking you … and how you should answer them.

• Understand where other dentists are finding team members.

• Comprehend what it takes to get off the turnover wheel. 

Sa373 - Podcasting 101: Answering Your Questions About Going “On the Air”
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Buckle up and hang on as Penny Reed and Kevin Henry hit the airwaves to share the ups and downs, plus the ins and outs of podcasting. Why should you have a podcast? Does anyone listen? Is it really worth the time and energy? What does it take to put one together? These are just some of the questions, Ms. Reed and Mr. Hunter will answer as they share their best stories, tips, and advice from their experience in the podcasting world. Bring your questions and best radio voice as we learn about podcasting and its potential benefits together.

  • Learn how a podcast can benefit your dental practice.
  • Understand the costs and time involved in building and maintaining a podcast.