Ethics and Jurisprudence & Portfolio Workshop with Beth Ryerse

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Ethics and Jurisprudence & Portfolio Workshop with Beth Ryerse
Date: Fri, May 31, 2013
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Place: Hampton Conference Centre
200 Coventry Road Ottawa, ON
Presenter: Beth Ryerse

Ethics and Jurisprudence – A Practical Approach (morning)

The profession of dental hygiene has experienced amazing changes in recent years.  It is important that we have a solid understanding of the ethics that guide the care that a dental hygienist delivers.  Keeping up with the changes in legislation can seem like a daunting task and being able to turn the theory into practice is a skill in itself!  The CDHA has recently released a new Code of Ethics for Dental Hygienist’s and this will be used to work through a variety of case scenarios to review and share our wisdom.  De-mystifying the topic, locating resources and providing a practical tool for guidance will provide increased confidence in dealing with ethical issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the current ethics that guide the profession of Dental Hygiene.
  • Describe what constitutes misconduct, negligence and malpractice.
  • Discuss mandatory reporting requirements, professional boundary issues, self-initiation and sexual abuse prevention.
  • Create a plan for solving a variety of case scenarios involving ethical dilemmas.

Professional Portfolio Workshop (afternoon)

Interactive lecture will begin with investigation of the Clinical Self-Assessment Package and an introduction to our new Standards of Practice that are effective January 2012. A discussion involving goal-setting and appropriate activities leads into a detailed review of the portfolio forms. Clarification of the process will provide insight and assistance for those who find creating and maintaining their professional portfolio, a challenge.

Hands-on activities will encompass an introduction to the Portfolio Manager (online) and cover a very thorough review and a step-by-step guide with each form. It is suggested that each attendee bring their own portfolio and a blank set of the CDHO Portfolio Forms work on. 

This day will provide interactive discussion and networking that will positively impact your attitude as a professional, resulting in a productive change in your hygiene practice. 

Date:  Friday, May 31st 2013
Time: Breakfast & Registration @ 8:00am
Course starts @ 8:30am-3pm
Location: Hampton Conference Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa, ON
Registration: $169.50 including HST, for non-members.
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Free for members of the Dental Specialists Hygiene Club
Register On-Line @
More info: Call 613-792-4658 or email

Beth Ryerse, RDH, has been actively and meaningfully involved with the dental hygiene profession for more than 30 years. Her depth of experience and accumulated knowledge is the result of a career she loves so much, gained through:  clinical dental hygiene in visionary and respected general and periodontal practices; teaching to guide the dental hygienists of the future and share her core values and knowledge; working with industry to help them best teach their technologies; lecturing across Canada and the United States on current standards of quality care that are effective, evidence-based and proven; and educating dental hygienists on how to love their journey and be effective in the what they do each and every day, with each and every client.  Beth is an engaging, enthusiastic, dynamic professional speaker who glows when she shares, has fun when she interacts, takes joy in growing with her peers and in honouring their commitment to life-long learning.


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