Keynote Speeches and Invited Lectures

“Lessons Learned:  How Practitioners Get in Trouble with the Dental Board of California.”  California Dental Association convention, Moscone Center, San Francisco, August 2107.

 

“A Few Requests.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 22, 2017

 

“Humanism:  History and Current Status.” Faculty Development Day, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, September 20, 2016.

 

“Self and Other.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 16, 2016

 

“Ethics Papers.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 18, 2015.

 

"The Social Contract.”   White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 19, 2014.

 

“Commerce and Care.”  White Coat Ceremony, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Mesa, Arizona.  July 14, 2014.

 

Daniel M. Laskin Lectureship, University of Indiana School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.  April and July 2014.

 

“Behavioral Health and Diversity.”  Inaugural Colloquium, Behavioral Health Program, University of San Francisco.  September 19, 2013.

 

“Professional Identity.”  White Coat Ceremony, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California.  August 10, 2013.

 

"Who Do You Think You Are?"   White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 20, 2013.

 

"Commerce and Care."  Student Professional Ethics Association, University of Southern California School of Dentistry. July 18, 2013.

 

"Commerce and Care."  Canadian Association of Dental Consultants, Vancouver, BC.  September 22, 2012.

 

"Habit."   White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 14, 2012.

 

"California Dental Practice Act."  Burke Memorial Dental Symposium, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, June 30, 2012.

 

"Identity."   White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 16, 2011.

 

"Powerful Communication."  American Student Dental Association. San Francisco, October 16, 2010.

 

"Sales and Marketing in the Professions."  Student Professional Ethics Committee, University of Southern California School of Dentistry.  October 14, 2010.

 

“Listen.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 17, 2010.

 

Peltier, B.  "Commerce and Care."  California Dental Association Judicial Council, Component Group Conference.  Sacramento, April 2010.

 

“The Magic of Influence.”  Pacific Center for Special Care RDHAP Providers’ Conference. Sacramento.  December 3, 2009.

 

“Doctors.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco.  July 18, 2009.

 

“The Psychology of Happiness: What the Research Says.”  American College of Dentists, Northern California Installation Dinner.  Lafayette, California.  January 31, 2009.

 

“Ten Principles.” White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco. July 19, 2008.

 

“Painless Parker’s Legacy:  Commerce, Care, and Professionalism.”  Inaugural Lecture, Dean’s Lecture Series, University of Southern California School of Dentistry, Los Angeles.  November 2007.

 

“The Psychology of Coaching.”  Regents’ University/i-Coach Academy, London, UK.  November 2007.

 

“Mistakes are Made.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theater, San Francisco. July 2007.

 

“Ways that dentists get into trouble—Then what?”  American Association of Endodontists.  San Diego, California. November 2006.

 

“Reflections on Theory.” Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development conference “Coaching at Work.”  Hurlingham Club, London.  September 2006.

 

“The Psychology of Coaching.”  Regents’ University/i-Coach Academy, London, UK.  October 2006.

 

“Professionalism Redux.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theater, San Francisco. July 2006.

 

“The Psychology of Coaching.”  FNB Center/i-Coach Academy, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa, November 2005.

 

“The Psychology of Coaching.”  Old Mutual Business School/i-Coach Academy, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.  November 2005

 

“The Psychology of Executive Coaching.”  Middlesex University/i-Coach Academy, London, UK.  October 2005.

 

“The Psychology of Executive Coaching.”  Old Mutual Business School/i-Coach Academy, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa, November 2004.

 

“Caveat Emptor.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theater, San Francisco, July 2005.

 

“The Psychology of Executive Coaching.”  Middlesex University/i-Coach Academy, London, UK.  November 2004.

 

“White Coat Principles.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. July 2004.

 

“The Psychology of Executive Coaching.”  Middlesex University/i-Coach Academy, London, UK.  November 2003.

 

“Professional Challenges and Opportunities.” White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. July 2003.

 

“A Culture of Integrity.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, July 2002.

 

“Defining an Ethics Code.”  Integras Institute and the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Dentistry. Chicago, January 2002.

 

“Professionalism.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco. July 2001.

 

“Sacred Cows: The Problem of Intransigent Behavior.”  Organization for Sterilization and Aseptic Procedures, Orlando, Florida. June 2001.

 

“Current Issues in Dental Ethics.”  Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners.  San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 2001.

 

“Reflection, introspection, and communication: A Psychologist’s view of dental ethics.”  Presidential Address, Professional Ethics in Dentistry Annual Meeting.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  October 2000.

 

“The Fundamental Attribution Error.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.  Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, July 2000.

 

“Executive Coaching for the Dentist-Leader.”  (LeaderSkills Workshop).  American College of Dentists, Honolulu, October 1999.

 

“Service.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, July 1999.

 

“Managing Intimate Partner Relationships in Professional School.”  Supportive Partners’ Night.  UOP School of Dentistry, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.

 

“Fidelity.”  White Coat Ceremony, University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, Presidio of San Francisco.  July 1998.

 

President’s Workshop: “Ethics in managed care.”  California Dental Association Scientific Session, San Francisco.  September 1997.

 

“Humanism in Dental Education.”  Faculty Retreat, UOP School of Dentistry, Bay Conference Center, Tiburon.  September 1994.

 

“Disagreement and Collegiality.”  1991 California Appellate Courts Institute, Center for Judicial Education and Research, Monterey. April 1991.

 

Willard C. Fleming Memorial Lecture.  "Mid-Life Crisis in Dentistry; The Mentally Healthy Dentist."  UCSF. January 1989.

 

"The Mind and Management."  Printing Industries of Northern California, May 1985.

"Applications of Hypnosis without Trance."  NODA Conference, San Francisco, March 1984.

 

"Nibbling at Your Heroes: The Psychology of Hero-thinking."  FASTEN Conference on alienation at urban campuses, University of Southern California, November 1979.