2020 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 22-24

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Workshop – Ms. Cherie Wu, RDH

Ultrasonic/Hand Scale Workshop

Session #1 [Intermediate Level] – Friday October 25, 2019 – 8:30am to 12:00pm SOLD OUT
Session #2 [Advanced Level] – Friday October 25, 2019 – 1:30pm to 4:30pm – ** SOLD OUT – See Saturday morning for repeat session **

Fee per session:  $99 early | $149 regular | $199 onsite
Limited to registered dental hygienists and registered dental therapists.

Session #1 – What’s on Your Tray? Enhance your Ultrasonic Debridement for Calculus and Biofilm Removal. [Intermediate Level] – SOLD OUT

Skill Training Workshop

Effective periodontal debridement and the reduction of oral inflammation is largely dependent on equipment choices and clinical technique.  Current research shows that Canadian Dental Hygienists are underutilizing and incorrectly implementing ultrasonics.  Don’t be part of this demographic!  This fast-paced workshop combines cutting edge teaching methods with active magnetostrictive ultrasonic equipment to focus on calculus removal and biofilm assault.  Achieve an improved level of clinical confidence as you are given the opportunity to use manikin heads, typodonts and a variety of inserts for complete debridement based on best practice and patient assessment.  With emphasis on adaptation, sequencing, and activation, RDHs of all levels and users of both magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic technologies will see improved clinical performance.  Patient comfort, sound ergonomics, and minimizing aerosols will be highlighted – learn to work smarter and not harder! 

Limited to 15 participants – Don’t miss out!

COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the completion of each workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Learn technique oversights that hinder clinical outcomes and how to avoid them.
  • Demonstrate the most effective principles of ultrasonic instrumentation, including grasp, fulcrum, lateral pressure, activation and adaptation.
  • Determine best practice for insert selection, power level and sequencing.
  • Describe the benefits and limitations of straight and curved ultrasonic instruments for debridement.
  • Learn how to access furcations, concavities and rotations using curved ultrasonic inserts
  • Increased understanding of how to achieve patient and clinician comfort while using ultrasonic technology.

CDHBC QAP Competency – D3


Session #2
 – Navigate those Curves – Advanced Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement for Effective Biofilm Removal. [Advanced Level]
** SOLD OUT **  Saturday morning session still available

If your goal is to improve periodontal clinical outcomes for your patients and reduce stress on your body – this course is for you!  The unique characteristics of left and right curved ultrasonic inserts can offer superior access in furcations, concavities and curved root surfaces. Teeth are NOT Straight.  This fast-paced workshop combines current scientific information and cutting-edge teaching methods with active ultrasonic equipment to focus on biofilm assault, aerosol reduction and ergonomics through the most challenging anatomical situations.  Reach clinical end-point with ultrasonics and build on your current ultrasonic knowledge – Shape Matters!

Limited to 15 Participants – Don’t lose out!  ** SOLD OUT **


  • Understand the relationship between ultrasonic technology, biofilm reduction and oral health.
  • Demonstrate the most effective principles of ultrasonic instrumentation, incl power and stroke.
  • Select the appropriate curved insert to sequence effective periodontal debridement.
  • Demonstrate effective adaptation and activation in furcations, concavities and curved root surfaces.
  • Demonstrate sound ergonomic principles while utilizing High Volume Evacuation.

CDHBC QAP Competency – D3


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Cheri Wu holds a BDSc(DH)  from the University of British Columbia and is a registered dental hygienist with 27 years dedicated to clinical practice and education, including 10 years in non-profit dental care.    In 2011, Cheri opened her own independent dental hygiene clinic in Victoria, B.C. – ‘Focus On Dental Hygiene’ and holds a faculty position with Camosun College.  In partnership with DENTSPLY SIRONA, Cheri presents scientific, evidenced-based information and hands-on education for ultrasonic instrumentation and air polishing.  Her accomplishments include the UBC 2003 Gold Medal for academic excellence, the 2012 Camosun College Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2014 Barbara Heisterman Award for Innovation and Commitment to Care.

2020 TODS Meeting Thursday-Saturday,
October 22-24

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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