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Course: Assisting Essentials - Hinman.org

Speaker Information

Dr. Tanya Brown
Chesapeake, VA
Case Acceptance/Team Building
Mr. Kevin Henry
Longmont, CO
Empowerment of Dental Assistants
Ms. Tija Hunter
East Alton, IL
Empowerment & Communication
Dr. Mark Hyman
Greensboro, NC
Management & Leadership/Treatment Planning

Fr228 - Assisting Essentials
Date/Time: 3/18/2022   9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Type: Registered   Handouts: No
Dentist Fee: $180.00  Other Fee: $110.00
Audience: Assistants
Dental Assisting
Practice Management

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