How To Have “Courageous Conversations” in the Dental Practice

Yes, conflict can happen in the dental practice. Yes, tough talks often need to happen. But having them is usually one of the hardest parts of the day.

How can these conversations happen? It starts with having the courage to begin them, says dental author, consultant, coach, and speaker Katherine Eitel-Belt.

She joined IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry for the most recent edition of the Dental Assistant Nation podcast to share her tips and advice on having “courageous conversations” that can bring about real change.

Want to know more? Want to start December off strong, personally and professionally? Listen to some tips that can help you below.

Kevin Henry

Kevin Henry

With more than 20 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin Henry is the former group editorial director for Dental Products Report, managing editor for Dental Economics, and editor-in-chief for He now serves as the co-founder for IgniteDA, a community designed to empower, enlighten, and educate dental assistants, and as director of marketing for Fortune Management. He has spoken to dental assistants throughout the world, in person and through the Dental Assistant Nation podcast series, reminding them of the important role they play every day in their practice. He is also certified as a DiSC trainer, helping dental practices learn how to understand each other better through personality assessments and training.