IDORA SILVER, M.A., CPCU, is President of Professional Liability Consultants, Inc., a training and consulting firm specializing in professional liability risk management. Idora speaks nationally to medical and dental groups and has been a guest lecturer at the California Dental Association's Scientific Sessions in both San Francisco and Anaheim, the New England Healthcare Assembly, the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, The Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, and the ADA in Washington, D.C.

Idora has earned a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter designation from the Insurance Institute of America, is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association, and is the author of "The Chutzpah Connection: Blueprint for Success--Real Life Stories of Inspiration & Achievement." She works extensively with professionals and their liability insurance carriers to help identify practice risks and devise tangible, practical solutions to reducing them.

The following is a partial list of programs devoted to risk management, communications, and motivation:

  • "Building Bridges & Making Impressions: Improving the Quality of Care in Today's Changing Dental Office"
  • "Discovering Your and Your Patients' Communication Styles in a Personality Jungle"
  • "Listen My Children and Ye Shall Hear: Listening Skills for Professionals"
  • "Dealing with Difficult Patients--Handling Anger & Other Emotions"
  • "Living with Oxy's and Other Morons: Finding Balance In An Unbalanced World--Stress Management For Today's Professional"
  • "Humor as a Healing & Communication Tool--Or, What's so Funny About Working Here?"
  • "Getting your Butterflies to Fly in Formation: Executive Presentation Skills"
  • "Achieving Your Field of Dreams: The 3 C's--Courage, Confidence, & Chutzpah!" --Motivational Keynote Address