Matthew Allen, DDS, is the CEO and cofounder of DifferentKind. He has spent his career making dental care more human. Dr. Allen is the only US-based dentist member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and has championed this person-centered communication style as a sought-after consultant, author, speaker, and advocate. He remains active in clinical practice at a nationally recognized community health center in Denver, where he was previously the dental director. He also serves as part-time volunteer faculty at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.