Courageous Conversations: How Dental Professionals Can Positively Impact the Opioid Crisis

Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt is Dentistry’s Unscripted Communications Coach! International speaker, author, and coach, Katherine’s best known for helping professionals navigate courageous conversations with clients, co-workers, and audiences. Whether from the treatment room, boardroom, or stage, Katherine’s clients love her simple yet powerful formulas for delivering clear and inspirational messages. Her company, LionSpeak, uses a proprietary tool, The Lioness Principle, to help practices achieve extraordinary results by leveraging their ability to communicate with greater impact. Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, member of National Speaker’s Association, Speaking Consulting Network, Academy of Dental Management Consultants (past president), Dental Business Institute faculty, Linda Miles Spirit Award recipient.

About This Course

We’ve all heard about the opioid crisis in our country and the role that dentistry has played. Katherine Eitel Belt, Dentistry’s Unscripted Communications Expert, will speak from close personal experience about how it’s not enough to limit the opioids you prescribe. What really matters is how we recognize the opportunities, counsel when we must prescribe, offer appropriate help when needed, and change the stereotype around this horrifying epidemic stealing our nation’s heart. Katherine will show us how to change our mindset, practice a skillset, and provide the toolset to have the Courageous Conversations that need having within a dental practice to make a massive positive difference in our profession. Do not miss this moving and informative presentation about the courage it takes to make a real difference in the world.


  • 3 steps to developing a courageous mindset
  • 4-part Courageous Conversation framework
  • How to recognize Courageous Conversation opportunities
  • How to appropriately counsel when prescribing opioids
  • How to positively impact the cycle of shame