North Idaho Conference Speakers  


Kirk Behrendt

Founder of ACT Dental, a customized coaching company for  dentist. He has invested his entire professional life studying the top  dental practices in the world and the leadership that guides  them.

As the founder of ACT, his vision is driven by the  commitment  to provide highly personalized care to the dental profession.  By creating a talented team of experts, Kirk and his team  continue to positively impact the practice of dentistry one  practice at a time. His personal mission is to use up every ounce of his potential.

He lectures all over the world to help individuals take control of their own lives. Kirk has been recognized as one of Dentistry Today as one of the Top Leaders in Dental. Dr. Peter Dawson called him “THE best motivator I have ever heard.”

Kirk has competed internationally in 4 Ironman Triathlons and 9 Half-Iron Triathlons. He currently trains with some of the best triathletes competing in the world today. His feeling is that there is no greater parallel to optimal business performance than optimal athletic performance. He loves cycling, basketball, stand-up comedy, and most of all, spending time with his wife, Sarah, and children Kinzie, Lily, Zoe & Bo.

B Christensen

Dr. Bret Christensen

Dr. Christensen attended Creighton University School of Dentistry graduating 3rd in his class in 1993. Completed his AEGD US Army Dental Corp at Fort Carson, Colorado 1993-1994. There he received specialized training in oral surgery, periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics. 

From 1993-1997 he served as a general dentist at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany.  He also served as the XO (Executive Officer) of the 464th Medical Company during Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia Conflict). 1997-1999 he did his orthodontic residency at the University of Louisville, Kentucky receiving a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master’s Degree in Oral Biology with his thesis, Treating Class III Malocclusions in Children with Expansion and Facemask Protraction. 1999-2001 served as Chief of Orthodontics at the Ft. Bragg Bravo Program. From 2001 to present he has practiced in Lewiston, Grangeville, Orofino and Moscow. 

In the last 10 years, his orthodontic practice has incorporated Sleep Medicine as a driving force in treating patients in a more comprehensive health focused treatment rather than traditional orthodontics. May 2019, Dr. Christensen received Diplomat Status with the ASBA (American Sleep and Breathing Academy) and became the first orthodontist in Idaho to become Board Certified in Sleep Medicine.