2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Featured Speaker – Ms. Dani Botbyl, RDH & Ms. Beth Parkes, RDH

This or That? Dental Hygiene Version

Friday October 21, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:00pm


The dental hygiene appointment is centred around evidence-based practice involving the conscientious use of the best available research, the needs and wants of the patient and the expertise and preferences of the clinician. Add to this the incredible selection of products and technologies available today and decision making can become overwhelming. In an entertaining ‘this or that’ format, Beth and Dani present relevant clinical scenarios with various options, and discuss the science, share their experiences and involve the audience in building a case for implementation before a choice is ultimately revealed. Topics for discussion include, air polishing, rubber cup polishing, lasers, anesthesia and comfort, ultrasonic instruments, hands scaling, aerosol management and home care.

  • Evaluate a minimum of 4 dental hygiene treatment/technology options including best practices for their implementation and patient contraindications.
  • Discuss the key elements of the evidence-based decision-making model and the practicality of its use in everyday dental hygiene practice.
  • Describe a minimum of 3 communication techniques that can improve patient compliance in office and at home.
  • Create a list of several items that can impact the efficiency and production of the dental hygiene appointment.

CDHBC QAP Competency – A1, B2, D3

Ms. Dani Botbyl, RDH

Ms. Beth Parkes, RDH

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Dani Botbyl, RDH, BEd (c) is an educator, author, and researcher. She has served as the National Clinical Educator with Dentsply Sirona Canada for 22 years, developing and presenting evidence-based educational programs nationally and internationally.

Dani has been a trailblazer for the advancement of ultrasonic instrumentation in dental hygiene practice and education in North America and abroad.  She is credited with assembling and leading the first team of researchers to investigate the topic of ultrasonic instrumentation education. The culmination of her knowledge and research has produced multiple publications in industry and peer-reviewed journals.   In 2018, with her co-authors, Dani was awarded the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene Research Award for Best Original Research Paper.

Past appointments include a faculty position at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada and Quality Assurance Assessor and Clinical Examiner for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and a position on the Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association board of directors.

Dani’s dynamic presentation style coupled with clinically relevant topics and a passion for enhancing the practice of dental hygiene creates learning experiences that aren’t to be missed!

Beth Parkes, RDH – is an engaging international speaker who has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 16 years.  She has worked in General and Independent Practice, Mobile Dental Hygiene, Orthodontics and Periodontics.  She is proudly the Vice President of RDHU in Burlington, Ontario, a Quality Assurance coach, and a cast member of the ever-popular CE Show, The RDH View.

Beth is the leader of Canada’s Laser Training Center for Dental Hygienists, a published author and a board member for Dental Hygiene Quarterly. Her vision is to help create leaders in the Dental Hygiene Profession, empowering them with knowledge and skill sets that will set them apart. 

2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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