Carolyn Newman, CDA, BS, MS Ed. (bio)

MBTI(R) Certified Practitioner/Training Specialist, Owner of Practical Educational Solutions LLC, Author, and Dental Missions Volunteer

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Mailing Address: Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States of America 27278
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Fields of Interest:


Most Requested Topics/Programs:

  • MBTI(R) Team Development
  • MBTI(R) Interpersonal Skills Development
  • MBTI(R) Conflict Management
  • MBTI(R) Stress Management
  • MBTI(R) Career Transition and Planning
  • MBTI(R) Executive and Line Manager Coaching
  • Trainer Take A Break & Learners Take Control
  • Adventures: Have Drill & Will Travel

Recent Engagements:

  • Trainers Take A Break -Learners Take Control -Aetna Insurance Company
  • Learning and Performance-Design and Materials Dept Workshop
  • AGD/ADAA "Access to Care" Luncheon Guest Speaker
  • NC Third/Fourth District Dental Society Guest Speaker
  • Dental Services Open House
  • Indiana Dental Association
Length of presentation:1-3 day workshops
Travels From:North Carolina
Travel Limits:None
Target Audience:Any
Target Audience - Other:All subject matter experts
AV Requirements:LCD projector/laptop computer, fliptop writing board/markers


For many years I volunteered often with Healthcare Ministries. Those clinical and educational teaching experiences changed my life so much. Working with global healthcare with underserved populations gave new perspectives of what is really important in life. In fact, those experiences contributed to my decision to pursue dental assisting, a bachelors of science in healthcare occupations teacher education, a master in education: training and development, and a certificate in Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages.

I graduated from North Carolina State University in December 2011. In addition to continuing my volunteer work with underserved populations, I am a certified practitioner of the MBTI (R), the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality preferences psychometric assessment tool. The Myers-Briggs Assessment is one of the most popular personality assessments tools used in the workforce today. MBTI was developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, aimed to make Carl Jung's theory of psychological type understandable and useful in people's everyday lives. The MBTI assessment helps people identify their preferences on four dichotomies: extraversion or Introversion (focusing attention and getting energy), Sensing or Intuition (taking in information), Thinking or Feeling (making decisions) and Judging and Perceiving (dealing with the external world). As a MBTI(R) certified practitioner, I am available for individual coaching and workshop trainings to help improve team development, interpersonal skills development coaching, conflict management, stress management, executive and line manager coaching, and caareer transition and planning.

To me, education is the answer to many of our everyday problems.
Understanding self and others is a key to improved quality of life.
Discover your "ah-ha" moments today!

Some of my additional training and development expertise are in the areas of the following:
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator training and coaching.
Planning for dental mission trips.
Adult learning styles, both theoretical and practiced.
Performing needs assessments.
Performance consulting.
Learning consulting.
Designs instructional systems utilizing ADDIE and 4MAT.
Design knowledge for face-to-face or e-learning trainings.
Develops and revises courses using instructional system design and development methodology.
Comprehensive knowledge of teaching and learning techniques and methodologies.
Dental healthcare knowledge.

National Award

Carolyn Newman, CDA, B.S. MS Ed is the receipient of the American Dental Assistants Association/Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals 2007 First Place Volunteerism Award for "Bringing Hope That Heals" teaching project in South Africa.

She recently completed a summer internship with the National Care Managements, Learning and Performance, Design and Materials Department with a top Fortune 100 company, Aetna Insurance Company, in Hartford, Connecticut, and American Insurance Company in Madison, Wisconsin, in the Curriculum and Development Department in the summer of 2010.


Advisory Committee Member, World Dental Relief with President Ron Lamb,DMD.

DALE Foundation GC Practice Test Taskforce Member and writer for e-learning articles.

Professional Memberships:

Member of the American Society of Training and Development, American Dental Assistants Association, and American Dental Education Association.


Owner of Practical Educational Solutions, LLC, providing learning consulting, performance consulting, and MBTI(R) certified practitioner workshop services.

Professional Activities:
Past ADAA Fourth District Trustee representing the states of North Carolina, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Past President of North Carolina Dental Assistants Association.

Past president, Durham-Orange Dental Assistants Society.

NCDAA President term, she was a member of the North Carolina Lt. Governor's Task Force on Increasing Access to Dental Care.

Past ADAA National Chairman for Special Committee on Volunteerism in 2005.

DENTAL MISSIONS: Carolyn's volunteer experience began in 1989. Since that time she has worked with underserved populations within the local community and traveled internationally. These countries include El Salvador, South Africa, Jamaica, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador. She has worked with many international volunteers and medical personnel while providing dental healthcare teaching and clinical care to patients in third-world countries. Her research interests are dental healthcare delivery systems and dental assistant expanded functions.


Book review "Training on Trial" by J. Kirkpatrick and W. Kirkpatrick. THE JOURNAL OF WORKPLACE LEARNING, January 2012.

"Bringing Hope That Heals Nations" in THE DENTAL ASSISTANT JOURNAL is available in the March/April 2007 issue.

"Have Drill - Will Travel: An Adventure Awaits!" is available for view in the CHICAGO DENTAL SOCIETY REVIEW May/June 2004 issue.

"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." - World Dental Relief

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