Continuing Education

Our department offers and supports various continuing education courses for dental professionals throughout the year. Courses will be offered based on interest from the dental community. If the course you are interested in is not currently offered, please contact our department. You can reach us at (574) 520-4158.

Carol Dee Minichillo Lecture Series and Leadership Award

The Carol Dee Minichillo Lecture Series and Leadership Award event will take place on October 9th, 2021 from 8:30am–1:00pm. Doors will open for check-in at 8:00am.

This event is at no cost to you thanks to the generosity of the Minichillo family. This event was created in partnership with the Minichillo family to honor the late Carol Dee Minichillo. Carol Dee was an advocate and leader for the dental hygiene profession. The event is open to the public, and offers 3 CEU for dental hygiene attendees. We will be serving a breakfast buffet, coffee, and beverages beginning at 8:00am. To RSVP visit 2021 Minichillo Registration.

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Communication Coach! International speaker, author, and coach in the US, Canada, and the UK, Katherine is best known for helping professionals develop unscripted, authentic, and consistently exceptional communication in three distinct areas:

  1. patient/client service skills including telephone, financial, and treatment presentation conversations,
  2. leadership skills including crucial conversations, team development, team culture, and personal and professional greatness, and
  3. presentation skills including adult learning technology, train-the-trainer, and executive speaker’s training.

With 35 years of experience, her revolutionary training company, LionSpeak, helps dental practices as well as corporate sales/executive teams achieve extraordinary results by communicating with greater clarity and inspiration. Her Lion Camp Leadership Experience in San Diego is the premier team retreat for professionals and healthcare teams nationwide. Katherine has consulted with companies such as CareCredit, Philips Oral Healthcare, Sirona Cerec, Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, LuLaRoe Fashion, and the Berecz Law Firm.

Katherine is a Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speaker’s Association member, Speaking Consulting Network board member, past-president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, and recipient of the prestigious Linda Miles Spirit Award for contributions to the dental industry.

Keynote Topic: Courageous Conversations

A cornerstone of productive, positive work cultures is the ability to communicate within a team with compassion, accountability, non-judgement, and accuracy.

This presentation will help owners, managers, and team members stop avoiding these important conversations and learn to embrace and succeed with them by using a self-management checklist and a simple 4-step conversation framework.

This presentation includes real-life examples, live demonstration, and tremendous inspiration about what can be accomplished both professionally and personally by succeeding with necessary conversations about broken agreements, under performance, non-participation, negativity, or toxic behavior. Learn a life-changing way to improve leadership, relationships, and results.

Attendees will learn:

  • 3 steps to developing a leadership mindset
  • 4-part courageous conversation framework
  • How to lead and coach others to unlock their potential and create alignment and accountability