Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – A Visual Presentation (Part 1)

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Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – A Visual Presentation (Part 1)
Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Place: Hilton Garden Inn-Ottawa Airport
2400 Alert Road Ottawa, ON
Presenter: Dani Botbyl

Dani Botbyl

This course will show participants how to increase their use and effectiveness of ultrasonic technology and go far beyond the removal of calculus.   Effective removal of biofilm is critical in the fight against inflammation and ultrasonics used as part of modern debridement strategies can be both a valuable and comfortable choice.  With the use of a camera, the course facilitator with provide a “live” demonstrations that will offer the opportunity for participants to calibrate their ultrasonic knowledge and technique against the most current scientific information available. Typodonts will be provided as participants use a variety of inserts to practice ultrasonic instrument selection, sequencing and adaptation.



 COURSE OBJECTIVES:  At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  •  Describe the benefits of ultrasonic technology as they apply to the removal of calculus and BIOFILM.
  •  Compare the differences and similarities between magnetostrictive and piezo ultrasonic technologies and how each related to clinical technique.
  •  Select the appropriate inserts and strategically sequence ultrasonic instrumentation in the most safe and effective manner.
  •  Demonstrate ultrasonic insert adaptation in a variety of areas; describe the benefits and limitations of straight and curved ultrasonic instruments for debridement.
  •  Discuss an improved understanding of how to achieve patient comfort while using ultrasonic technology

Continuing Education Units: 3 hours

Dani Botbyl is a dental hygienist with twenty two years of experience devoted to clinical practice and education. She is recognized national speaker and an expert in the area of ultrasonic instrumentation. As a compliment to instrumentation, she has recently taken an interest in needle-free anesthesia. Currently, a registered dental hygienist in Ontario, Dani is a Clinical Educator for DENTSPLY Canada, the manufacturing pioneer and market leader of ultrasonic technology. Dani lends much of her expertise to incorporating ultrasonics into the curriculums of dental and dental hygiene programs across Canada. She is a facilitator at the Ultrasonic Scaling Teaching Institute, a five day ultrasonic certification course held in the northeastern United States and has served as a faculty member at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology in Welland, Ontario for more than a decade.

Commitment to her profession is shown at the local, provincial and national levels. At present she is the Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada and is proud to serve as a member of a Curriculum Advisory Committee for dental hygiene. Dani has held positions with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario as a Clinical Evaluator and a Quality Assurance Assessor and served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association.

She lives in the Niagara Region of Ontario with her wonderful husband of twenty years – Scott and her two beautiful children – eight year old son Devon and seven year old daughter Elise.


Bookings are closed for this event.