2015-2016 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

Wed., September 16th, 2015

Speakers: JANE KEIR RDH, BSc, BEd

Presentation of the new Smile Portal (Online System for Managing Individual Learning)

Presentation of the different options for Quality Assurance (not just a portfolio)

Come and bring all your questions regarding the new system and options for Continuing Quality Assurance

Jane Keir has asked for your questions/concerns before the meeting. Once you print the membership form add your questions/concerns there. This way the executive can get the questions to Jane prior to meeting.

Jane Keir is the Manager of the Quality Assurance Program and formerly a Practice Advisor for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. Following the completion of her diploma in Dental Hygiene at Cambrian College in Sudbury she worked in both general and orthodontic practices. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science degree from Laurentian University and her Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing University. Prior to joining the CDHO in 2010, Jane was a dental hygiene educator and Quality Assurance Assessor where she performed peer portfolio and practice reviews and collaborated with fellow educators to develop the template for peer reviews of educator’s practices.

Thu. October 22nd, 2015

Speakers: Dana Davidson and David Sarachman from Oakville Sleep Medicine Centre

Come and hear how sleep apnea and other sleep disorders are impacting people’s lives.

The significance on overall health, etiology and treatment of these disorders will be discussed.

Dana Davidson: Hons.B.A. Communications, and is the Marketing Director for the Sleep Medicine Group. A Multi-Facility Sleep Centre in the GTA dedicated to the treatment of Sleep Disorders and educating the Community.

David Sarachman: BA.RPGST, Technical Director for Sleep Medicine Group has worked within the sleep medicine community for over 10 years.

November 14th, 2015

H&DDHS Continuing Education

The Oral-Systemic Link: Evidence Based Practice Implications for Dental Hygiene Clinician and Client
Speaker: Carol Barr Overholt, RDH, BEd.   
Best Western Plus, 2412 Queensway Dr, Burlington, ON L7R 3T3
Registration form.
Please download and send to H&DDHS

Thurs. December 3rd, 2015 Christmas Social - $60.00
LOCATION -Milestones Restaurant
1200 Brant Street Burlington

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 19th.
Sat. January 23rd 2016

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 17th, 2016

6 Secrets to Achieving Better Ultrasonic Outcomes
Speaker: Dani Botbyl, RDH, Bed

If you are implementing ultrasonics on any level… this course is not to be missed! In 2 hours, Dani will share with you the 6 most clinically relevant must do’s specific to the effectiveness, efficiency, safety and comfort of ultrasonic instrumentation. A combination of discussion, video and live demonstrations are guaranteed to provide you with the practical knowledge you need to achieve better ultrasonic outcomes immediately.

Dani Botbyl is an educator, author and researcher and a leading authority in the area of ultrasonic instrumentation. She currently serves as the National Clinical Educator at DENTSPLY Canada with past appointments including a faculty position at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada and Quality Assurance Assessor for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario. Dani has developed and presented evidence-based educational programs specific to ultrasonics to dental hygiene students, pre- and post-doctoral dental students, faculty and practicing clinicians nationally and internationally. Current research projects include investigating the educational preparedness of dental hygiene graduates in the area of ultrasonics with a focus on the advancement of methods to enrich ultrasonic theory, pre-clinic and clinic curricular content.

Thursday March 10th, 2016


Speaker: Wendy Birtles, RDH

In this workshop all aspects of ergonomics during Periodontal Therapy will be reviewed. Clinical skills required to perform effective and efficient non-surgical periodontal therapy can be enhanced with the proper instrumentation. Participants will learn and test drive new instrument designs and discover the benefits of older designs. With help of typodonts they will see how to adapt instruments to maximize effectiveness of debridement. How to maintain and resharpen instruments for optimal performance will also be reviewed. With implants on the rise, proper implant maintenance instrumentation has become an essential part of periodontal therapy. Participants will feel more confident in facing implant maintenance appointment challenges.

Don’t forget to put on your own oxygen mask before attempting to help others. We often forget about ergonomics for us. Experience how to sit properly and use the correct posture to reduce muscle fatigue during this workshop.

EACH PARTICIPANT: Please bring in a Periodontal Therapy Instrument Set up and loupes, if you have them.

Workshop Facilitator is Wendy Birtles RDH. Wendy is currently working in Oakville as a Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from Seneca College in 1985. When not working clinically Wendy trains and educates locally and internationally for Paradise Dental Technologies

April 9, 2016

APRIL 9-15, 2016

Tuesday April 12, 2016

Trends and Treatment: Esthetics as a Gateway to Oral Health
Speaker: Susan Woodley, RDH

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of Americans believe a smile is an important social asset. Patients with beautiful, radiant smiles are your ambassadors for your practice. Learning to use esthetics as a gateway to oral health for your patient population will enhance your practice.

In this course, participants will discover new trends in dentistry that provide optimal care with lasting impressions. Trends highlighted include: spa dentistry, Botox for TMD and instant smile makeovers. Since most patients are “assessing their smiles” at home, developing a smile evaluation protocol with your dental team can promote discussions about needed and/or wanted dentistry.

Unlock the psychology of dentistry by recognizing patient avoidance behaviors and learn to recognize your own barriers with patients. Enhance your communication skills and learn how to effectively recommend esthetic treatment for successful clinical outcomes. Finally, reinvent your practice through social media.

Susan Woodley, RDH. She achieved her Self-Initiating Status in recent years and continues practicing as a clinical Registered Dental Hygienist.

Susan enjoyed many years as a part-time faculty member with a local college both lecturing and as a clinical instructor. Susan also independently presents an all- day Oral Pathology Refresher course to Dental Professionals across Ontario.

Susan recently concluded a five year term as President of her local Dental Hygiene Society and continues to enjoy an active role within the Society. She is an active member of two study clubs where her desire for lifelong learning is cultivated alongside her peers.

Susan is the Professional Education Manager for Western Canada with Philips North America.