Frank King was a writer  for the Tonight Show for 20 years, a speaker and comedian for 35 years, has done six TEDx Talks on mental illness, lives with major depressive disorder and chronic suicidality, who has come close enough to dying by suicide that he can tell you what the barrel of his gun tastes like.

Treating the Pain Behind the Smiles; Suicide Prevention as a Dental Practice Health and Safety Issue

Learn the signs and symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide; what to say and what not to say, what to do and what not to do, and how to find resources and refer.


1. Identify signs of depression.
2. Determine signs of thoughts of suicide.
3. Discover what to say.
4. Establish what to do.