Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve: A Hands-On Workshop

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Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve: A Hands-On Workshop
Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Place: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (formerly the Hampton Conference Centre)
100 Coventry Road Ottawa, Ontario
Presenter: Dani Botbyl

Dani BotbylRegistration/Dinner: 5:30pm

Join us for a unique workshop that will take you to the next level in patient care and help you meet the demands of non-surgical periodontal therapy. Through guided demonstrations and activities, achieve an improved level of clinical confidence as you are given the opportunity to use manikin heads, typodonts and a variety of inserts to practice ultrasonic instrument selection, sequencing and adaptation. Specific consideration will also be given to operator/patient positioning and the use of simulated evacuation devices.

To deliver optimal client care, pain management is an essential component of periodontal therapy procedures. Supported by science, this course will provide the dental professional with the information necessary to make an anesthetic choice based on each patient’s needs.

This course will include information on a new, non-injectable local anesthetic for scaling.

Continuing Education Units: 3 hours


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
•Discuss the development of local anesthetics in dentistry
•Explain the neurophysiology of pain conduction
•Explain the action of local anesthetic drugs on pain conduction
•Categorize local anesthetic drugs according to type and duration of action
•Identify the benefits and limitations of a new non-injectable anesthetic option
•Conduct a needs assessment to determine appropriate anesthetic option for each patient
•Accurately document the administration of local anesthesia in treatment records

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.