2014-2015 Meeting Agenda

Meeting Location: St. Naum of Ohrid Church
1150 Stone Church Road (East of Upper Ottawa St.), Hamilton, Ontario
Registration: 7:00 pm     Meeting: 7:30 pm     Click here for Map and Directions

Tuesday September 9th, 2014

Speakers: Sandy Lawlor, RDH & Sharon Cavanagh, RDH

Making a dental hygiene diagnosis is an integral part of the Process of Care. When the findings offer several possibilities for a client how do you evaluate and create the differential diagnosis? Does your recordkeeping support your dental hygiene diagnosis? Do you integrate your assessment findings with the Standards of Practice? It is time to diagnose your dental hygiene diagnosis skills. Join Sandy and Sharon for another informative session designed to ensure you are “on track” on this important aspect of dental hygiene care.

SANDRA M. LAWLOR, RDH, RSW is a dental hygiene graduate from the University of Toronto. Sandy has practiced dental hygiene in various roles as a clinician, administrator, educator and advocate for 38 years. Sandy is a Past President of both the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) and the Ontario Dental Hygienists' Association (ODHA). She has been the recipient of the ODHA Distinguished Service Award and the ODHA Award of Honour for her contribution to dental hygiene in Ontario. Sandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology combined with a Bachelor of Social Work from McMaster University. She works two days a week in the field of social work in violence against women. Sandy has provided remediation in the areas of Quality Assurance Portfolio and Ethics & Jurisprudence for the CDHO.

Sharon Cavanagh is a dental hygienist who has spent most of her professional life in education and program development. A Niagara graduate, she taught at Seneca for 20 years followed by several years in the private education system – in development and administration. She was the prime developer of the CDHA on-line self-initiation program. She’s been on the CDHO council, Dentists at Risk and the Hamilton District Health Council. She’s presented many topics to dental hygienists across Ontario and works primarily with individuals and small groups in personalized dental hygiene education including Portfolio; Process of Care; Record Keeping; Health and Safety; Standards or Practice and New Competencies; Social Determinants of Health & Jurisprudence.

Wed. October 15th, 2014

Speaker: Carol Wells, RDH

The advantage of the phase contrast microscope is to enable the viewing of live microorganisms, in their natural state.

Research shows us that Periodontal disease is related to different types of disease related bacteria that is able to survive in the oral cavity. Disease related bacteria in the oral cavity creates infection of the gums. Infected gums creates inflammation. Most illness in our bodies start with inflammation, from one source or another. This makes gum disease/ periodontal disease bi-directional. With the use of the phase contrast microscope, we can evaluate disease related anaerobic bacteria that is able to survive in the oral cavity and throughout our bodies.

Carol Wells RDH, A member of the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association, Ontario Dental Hygienists Association, Independent Dental Hygiene Study Group & President of the Hamilton & District Dental Hygienists’ Society.

Carol studied the Phase Contrast Microscope from a non-surgical microbiologically modulated antimicrobial periodontal therapy, and clinical application of systemic and local antimicrobial agents in periodontal therapy, from Intercept Periodontal Strategies, 1994 in New Hampshire, USA with Kyle Messier and with Dr. T. Rams, at the Paul H. Keyes Professor of Periodontology in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia.

Tue. November 4th, 2014

Speaker: Dr. Michael Glogauer

  1. Definition and Classification of Diabetes
  2. Pathophysiology of Diabetes: Effects on systemic health
  3. Diabetes effects on Oral health
  4. Oral health management of diabetics
  5. Hygienists role in identifying and managing diabetics

Dr. Michael Glogauer is a Professor at the University of Toronto and a periodontist at OMG Perio in Hamilton (www.omgperio.ca) . Dr. Glogauer has over 110 peer revised publications and has lectured extensively around the world. His research focuses on oral immunology and osteoimmunology and his research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His latest invention is an oral diagnostic rinse for periodontal diseases that will be marketed to hygienists and dentists in the New Year by Oral Science Inc.

Thurs. December 11th, 2014 Christmas Social - $60.00
LOCATION - SOTIRIS Greek Restaurant
3135 Harvester Road Burlington

(South on Guelph Line from QEW Left on Harvester and restaurant on North Side)
TIME - 7:00 PM

Cost is $60.00
Let Audrey know you are attending by sending e-mail to w_d_kenny@hotmail.com (2 underscores) or calling 905-632-4214
Those who have already paid need not call unless you need to cancel.
Please let Audrey know by Thursday November 27th.
Sat. January 24th 2015

CPR Certification
Once this date is filled we will add another Saturday.

Pre-registration is required on the “Contact Us” web-site page. Cost: $50.00.

Wed. February 4th, 2015

Speaker: Julie DiNardo, RDH

Independent Practice or the practice of working independently

It has been over half a decade since the change in legislation occurred allowing self initiated registered dental hygienists in Ontario to practice independently from the traditional dental office. Is independent practice for you or is working independently what you are looking for. Find out the pros and cons and some of the differences between working models.

Julie DiNardo RDH is a member of the Canadian and Ontario Dental Hygiene Associations, Hamilton District Dental Hygiene Society, OMG Periodontal Study Club, Independent Dental Hygiene Study Group, RDH SOS study group, she is on the Board of Directors for the Business Executives Organization of Hamilton and is a founding member of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. Julie holds a position on an advisory committee for the Ministry of Health Promotions in regards to smoking cessation initiatives in Ontario and is a member of an advisory board for BioAnalytics, a medical devices company, and an advisor for Appollonia Health, as well as being involved with Partners in Prevention.

Julie has been a presenter for many years speaking on topics such as oral health, oral cancer and independent practice. Julie has organized Dental Hygiene Symposiums as well as many continuing education seminars throughout Southern Ontario. She has published articles for national dental hygiene as well as dental journals. Julie has been a repeat guest on Voice America Radio as well as local television to promote oral health. As a firm believer of early detection and prevention, Julie provides services in her practice, Gleam Smile Centre in Hamilton Ontario.

Tuesday March 10th, 2015

Due to scheduling difficulties Sabrina Tucciarocco, our speaker for March 10th 2015, is unable to be with us. Heather Gingerich will be the speaker for March 10th, 2015

TOPIC: "What you don't know and what you THINK you know about artificial water fluoridation is hurting the environment, your child and the healthcare system: How to save the day with your smartphone."

Speaker: Heather Ginerich

Heather Gingerich is a Medical Geologist, a member of the International Medical Geology Association who specializes in mother-child environmental health, indigenous traditional knowledge and modern technology applications. She is the author of several publications, including the Fluoride and Radon in North America chapters of the 2010 United Nation's publication, "Medical Geology: A Regional Synthesis" and a regular contributor to the Two Row Times. She lives in Ingersoll, Ontario where she is a parent-educator of her 3 sons, the Principal Guide of the Water School for Decision-Makers (WiSDoM) and a volunteer with the AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition's On-Call Scientist program. Right now there are only 300 Medical geologist in the world.

Thursday April 9th, 2015

Speaker: Gwen Buttle, R.N., B.Sc.N., M.Ed.

Did you know that hypertension affects almost 1 in 4 Canadians & that approximately 1/3 of those with # BP are unaware that they have the condition? Did you know that over 4,000,000 prescriptions for antihypertensive medications are written every month & that all of these drugs affect the mouth in some way?

This presentation examines the risk factors, complications & manifestations of hypertension. It discusses the therapeutic interventions used in its treatment, with particular emphasis on antihypertensive medications & their oral side effects.

Gwen Buttle is an RN with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from University of Toronto & a Master of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Gwen has recently retired from the School of Dental Health at George Brown College in Toronto where she taught biology, & pathophysiology & pharmacology to dental hygiene & denturist students. She was involved in the International Denturist Educational Centre, teaching denturist students in both Britain & the United States. Over the years she has taught thousands of students in many health-related programs, including nursing.

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Speaker: Joanne Jones, RDH

Etiology, Clinical Evaluation and Innovative Strategies

Lecture Synopsis: Xerostomia or dryness of the oral cavity is now affecting 1 out of every 5 adults and has become one of the most common oral health pathologies. There are over 500 drugs which contribute to this oral condition. Also advances in medicine and therapeutic modalities have resulted in a steadily increasing human life expectancy. With longevity we can expect salivary hypofunction. The rapid rise in diabetes and autoimmune disorders only further magnifies this oral condition and warrants the need for effective and innovative strategies.

As the population ages and the ‘silver tsunami’ rolls in, are we prepared to address the challenging condition of xerostomia? Learn how to identify and evaluate salivary hypofunction, recommend effective self-care measures and provide solutions that work!

Learning Outcomes:

  • To define normal salivary function vs. xerostomic conditions
  • To apply evaluative salivary assessment into clinical practice
  • To understand the prevalence and etiology of xerostomia related to today’s population
  • To effectively treat the xerostomic client both chairside and with self-care measures
  • To be equipped with clinical resources to aid in treatment and education

Jo-Anne Jones, RDH is a well-recognized international speaker bringing life, energy and inspiration to her presentations. She is also a consultant, author and successful entrepreneur. Jo-Anne is president of a practice management and clinical training company focused on delivering results-oriented solutions for today’s dental practice. Her career has continued to evolve with a more recent emergence as a motivational speaker.

Jo-Anne was selected as one of the DPR’s Top 25 Women in Dentistry last year and joins the 2015 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 5th consecutive year. The editors of PennWell publications selected Jo-Anne’s article entitled “Sex and Oral Health: What’s the Connection?” as “The Most Important Dental Story Published” focused on the rising incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers.

When Jo-Anne is not reading a dental journal, she enjoys cooking, dancing and most of all spending time with husband, Stan, 4 children, 5 grandchildren and yellow lab Marley!