Women in Texas Dentistry

Women in Texas Dentistry Leadership Event

Friday, May 8, 2020
12:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Room 220

When the Pain is in the Brain: How to Encourage Patients and Staff Struggling with Emotional Illness, Stress and Grief

Speaker: Dr. Kim Harms

Stress levels are up and grief is unavoidable. Dental anxiety is an epidemic in today’s society. Some of our patients suffer from a diagnosed mental illness. This program is designed to help increase your understanding of how to manage grief, stress and emotional issues that occur in our own lives and among the dental team. Furthermore, we will address how the dental practitioner can focus on the emotional needs of the patient attached to the tooth.

The program includes lunch. Only 200 tickets are available for this event (online registration opens early January).

Kimberly Harms, DDS has been around the block when it comes to dentistry. She practiced dentistry in a public health setting, as an associate and for most of her career as co-owner of a private practice. She taught operative dentistry at Loyola University School of Dentistry for both the clinical and hospital dentistry programs.

Dr. Harms served as President of the Minnesota Dental Association and was Chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Communications. She has received numerous awards, has lectured both nationally and internationally, and currently is working with dental schools in Rwanda and Mongolia.

For over 20 years Dr. Harms has served as a National Spokesperson and Consumer Advisor for the American Dental Association and has appeared on their behalf on television and quoted in in numerous print and internet publications.