Continuing Education

H&DDHS invite you and your healthcare colleagues to attend our Continuing Education Conference:

Title: “PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP B.Y.O.L. (Bring your own laptop)”
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Speakers: Brenda Kell-Kotwa, RDH and Sandy Lawlor RDH More Info

Early Registration Deadline: February 5, 2017   REGISTRATION FORM

Location: Redeemer University College
              777 Garner Rd E., Ancaster, ON L9K 1J4
              Academy Building Room 214
              Free Parking
              Click here for Map and Directions
              On-site registration: 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Investment Before Feb. 5, 2017  
H&DDHS Members: $95.00 (per attendee)
Non-Members: $120.00 (per attendee)
Students: $50.00
Registration after Feb. 5, 2017:
Members $120.00 (per attendee)
Non-members $130.00 (per attendee)
On-site Individual registration: $130.00 (per attendee)

Continuing Education for the HDDHS

‘PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP B.Y.O.L. (Bring your own laptop)’

This seminar combines a quick review of the Quality Assurance Portfolio requirements with how to do the practical “hands on” computer entries required through the on-line CDHO Smile Portal.

Review of the requirements:
  • Creating a good goal
  • Appropriately reporting what you have learned
  • Determining what should be included
  • Showing the connection between your learning and how the changes benefit your clients
On-line component will walk you through:
  • How to navigate the Smile Portal
  • Entering your learning goals, your learning activities and how those have improved your practice
  • Please bring:
    • laptop and charger
    • CDHO log-in information
    • Portfolio work


Brenda Kell-Kotwa, RDH: Brenda brings over 20 years teaching experience to the presentation. She has done and currently continues to do dental hygiene remediation including the profession portfolio. In addition to offering full refresher courses for RDHs returning to practice, Brenda has developed several office manuals.

Sandy Lawlor, RDH: Sandy has practiced dental hygiene for 40 years as a clinician, educator, administrator and advocate. She is a Past President of both the ODHA and CDHA. Sandy has provided remediation for QA Portfolio and Ethics. Sandy has also represented CDHA as a House of Delegate member for the International Federation of Dental Hygienists.