Future Meeting Dates

  • October 22-24, 2015
  • October 20-22, 2016
  • October 19-21, 2017
  • October 18-20, 2018

Where is the Meeting

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre

1310 Water Street Kelowna, British Columbia
Toll-free: 1-800-465-4651
Phone: 250-763-4500

UBC Summer Student Practitioner Program

The Summer Student program provides incoming fourth-year dental students with an opportunity to be part of the day-to-day operation of a dental practice and it is open to students who have successfully completed their third year of DMD studies.

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Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia

TODS Featured Speaker – Ms. Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

Sex And Oral Health…What’s The Connection?

Friday October 25, 2013  8:30am – 12:00pm

Ms. Jo-Anne Jones

Ms. Jo-Anne Jones

Velscope - LED Dental

Velscope – LED Dental


Generously Co-Sponsored by LED Medical/Dental

There has never been a greater sense of urgency to adhere to close examination of the oral cavity for early discovery of mucosal abnormalities. The historic etiologic patterns related to exposure to alcohol and tobacco are being challenged by a more recently identified etiology being viral in nature and sexually transmitted. Both the medical and dental communities have been alerted to this emerging pandemic.

A study released by the National Cancer Institute confirms that oropharyngeal cancers have risen an astounding 225% from 1998 -2004 related to the emergence of this new etiologic profile. If this trend continues, oral cancer will become the nation’s leading HPV-related cancer within the decade, surpassing cervical cancer.

Oral cancer typically is discovered in late stages with a 5 year survival rate of 30%. According to SEER data, survival rates increase to 80 – 90% when discovered in early stages. The supportive role and critical responsibility of the dental professional is an integral component of early discovery. The extraoral and intraoral examination will be reviewed as well as an introduction to an innovative device recognized by the World Health Organization to address this global health concern.

Learning Outcomes;

The attendee will be able to;

 Understand critical statistical information regarding oral cancer that every dental professional needs to know
 Discuss compelling information supporting the emergence of an atypical sexually-transmitted profile
 Identify the dental professional’s role in early discovery of mucosal tissue changes and potentially life-saving outcome
 Recognize the critical components of a comprehensive extraoral and intraoral examination
 Compare and contrast the value of adjunctive screening methods to compliment the white light examination


Jo-Anne Jones has become a well recognized international speaker bringing life, energy and inspiration to her presentations. Her strong and powerful message leaves dental audiences with a renewed confidence and enthusiasm for the profession they have chosen. Jo-Anne is the President of RDH CONNECTION Inc., an educational and training company dedicated to excellence in quality dental education and dental team training.

Having a career that has spanned over 3 decades, Jo-Anne’s experience has encompassed clinical practice, education, international lecturing and is published both nationally and internationally. Jo-Anne has been appointed to serve on the advisory board for Dentistry Today and joins the 2013 CE Leaders for the 4th consecutive year. Jo-Anne was nominated for a 2012 Dental Excellence Award for the Most Effective Dental Hygiene Educator by her peers and was Pennwell’s award recipient for writing “The Most Important Dental Story Published in 2012.”

Jo-Anne continues to write for professional publications such as Dentistry Today, Dental Hygiene Today, RDH-Media, Oral Health, Dental Practice Management in North America as well as in the UK and Australia. She has become a sought after speaker in the UK participating in Dentistry Live, the largest dental event that the UK has offered.

Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of corporations within the dental community including Philips Oral Healthcare, Oral Science, LED Dental Inc., Orascoptic and 3M ESPE. Jo-Anne has been described as a very dynamic, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker with an ability to powerfully communicate her knowledge. Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers. When Jo-Anne is not reading a dental journal, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 children, 5 grandchildren and yellow lab Marley! 

Thursday-Saturday, October 23-25, 2014 • Delta Grand Okanagan Resort • Kelowna, British Columbia

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