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2021 A Year in Review


Dec 30, 2021
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I had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Kirk recently to ask him a few questions about this year. One of our core values is “Walk the Talk.” We recommend our clients go through an exercise to review celebrations and challenges for the practice which Kirk explains here. So naturally, celebrations and challenges for ACT Dental was my first question for Kirk and he shares his answer in the video.

We didn't stop there! I asked Kirk a few more questions off-camera:

Heather: “How did your core values show up this year?”

Kirk: “Just recently our core values champion began reporting more detail in our Monday meetings. She does a shout-out that includes the core value, the team members’ names, and what they did to express the core value in their actions from the previous week. The first time she did it my name was only called out a few times, so now I want to be better so my name is called for each core value every Monday. It’s really exciting!”

Heather: “What would you say was your favorite book this year?”

Kirk: “Without a doubt, it has to be ‘Traction’ by Gino Wickman.”

Heather: “How would you describe this year in one word?”

Kirk: “Grateful!”

We’d like to know what word you would use to describe your 2021! From all of us here at ACT Dental, we hope you join us and our community in planning for the best ever year in 2022! We have amazing things planned and would love to have you along for the journey. Our exclusive community is available to our ACT Dental University members, ACT Dental Inner Circle members, and our coaching clients. We know your future is bright and can’t wait to see what the next year holds. Here’s to 2022!


About the Author: Heather Crockett is a Lead Practice Coach at ACT Dental. She is also a dental hygienist, motivational speaker, and writer. With over twenty years of serving in different roles in dentistry, she combines her experience to provide our community with best practices for a better life.

Kirk Behrendt

Kirk Behrendt is a renowned consultant and speaker in the dental industry, known for his expertise in helping dentists create better practices and better lives. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Kirk has dedicated his professional life to optimizing the best systems and practices in dentistry. Kirk has been a featured speaker at every major dental meeting in the United States. His company, ACT Dental, has consistently been ranked as one of the top dental consultants in Dentistry Today's annual rankings for the past 10 years. In addition, ACT Dental was named one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc Magazine, appearing on their Inc 5000 list. Kirk's motivational skills are widely recognized in the dental industry. Dr. Peter Dawson of The Dawson Academy has referred to Kirk as "THE best motivator I have ever heard." Kirk has also assembled a trusted team of advisor experts who work with dentists to customize individual solutions that meet their unique needs. When he's not motivating dentists and their teams, Kirk enjoys coaching his children's sports teams and spending time with his amazing wife, Sarah, and their four children, Kinzie, Lily, Zoe, and Bo.