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

Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt

Katherine Eitel Belt, CSP, is Dentisty’s Unscripted Communications Coach!  LionSpeak founder and CEO, Katherine is an international speaker, author, and performance coach, best known for helping professionals develop courageous, unscripted conversations with patients, clients, co-workers, and audiences.  Whether communicating from a treatment room, boardroom, or stage, clients love her simple yet powerful formulas for delivering messages with clarity, courage, and inspiration. Spotlight-On-Speaking champion, National Speakers Association Certified Speaking Professional, Speaking Consulting Network founding member, past-president of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants, faculty instructor for Dental Business Institute and Dental Speakers Institute, and recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award.

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