September 24, 2018

Meet Kevin Henry – an Advocate of Today’s Dental Assistant

kevin henry dental speaker

Kevin speaks to dental audiences across the nation on topics that empower dental assistants, helping them recognize the leadership role they hold in the practice.


 

With 16 years in the dental publishing industry, Kevin is the former group editorial director for UBM Medica’s dental division, consisting of: Dental Products Report, Modern Dental Assistant, Dental Practice Management, Digital Esthetics, Modern Hygienist, Modern Dental Business, and more. He was named as one of the top five influential voices in the industry on Twitter (@kgh23).

In Kevin’s former life, he was a public relations director for NAIA, a national small college sports organization. He is currently a beat writer for the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Nuggets. Living in Colorado, Kevin loves to be outdoors whether it be hiking, skiing or white water rafting.

‣ Founder and Past-Editor, Modern Dental Assistant
‣ Founder and Past-Editor, Dental Assisting Digest electronic newsletter

Memberships

  • Association of Healthcare Journalists, Member
  • Speaking Consulting Network, VIP Member
  • Academy of Dental Management Consultants, VIP Member

 

On the Personal Side….


Kevin-Henry-collageI consider myself to be one of the luckiest people in the world. When I was a young boy living just outside Tulsa, my family would escape the oppressive Oklahoma summer heat and vacation in Colorado. I remember seeing the mountains for the first time at a very young age and thinking what an amazing site they were. I quickly fell in love with the state, so much so that I had a Colorado flag in my room growing up. Now I’m blessed to call Colorado home.

I live 30 minutes north of downtown Denver and have a jaw-dropping view of the Rocky Mountains from my back door. When I’m not working in the dental industry, I’m keeping my passion for sports alive, covering the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Rockies for online media properties. Interviewing these professional players and coaches gives me the opportunity to tell their stories beyond just the final score.

I joined the dental community in 1999 as the editor for Proofs, a magazine devoted to covering the dental industry. I wasn’t sure how long I would stay in dentistry, but I quickly discovered it to be an enclave filled with wonderful people who were passionate about what they do. To this day, I love being a part of it and learning from people at all levels.

My wife is my best friend and a dental practice management consultant. My daughter is studying to be a physical therapist at the University of Oklahoma. They are my greatest joys and the two people who inspire me the most.

I’m lucky. I’m blessed. I’m happy. Life is good.