2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Workshop – Ms. Dani Botbyl, RDH

Biofilm, Calculus, Stain…Goodbye!  Leveraging Ultrasonics As A Triple Threat 

Friday October 21, 2022 – 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Limited Attendance To Registered Dental Hygienists or Registered Dental Therapists – Must Pre-Register – No Auditing Permitted

**Participants Are To Bring – Loupes and/or safety glasses

Fee:  $105 early to onsite registration | $155 regular | $205 onsite


Whether you are a new dental hygiene graduate or a veteran clinician, it’s almost certain the pandemic has in some way interrupted your ultrasonic knowledge and clinical skills.  This workshop combines unique learning activities with live magnetostrictive ultrasonic equipment to focus on complete removal of all types of deposit.  Participants will use manikin heads, typodonts and ultrasonic instruments with highlights around sound ergonomics and minimizing aerosols. You will be empowered to enhance your dental hygiene practice after completing this course!

  • MASTER THE REMOVAL OF CALCULUS, STAIN & BIOFILM: Identify and compare ultrasonic instrument characteristics (diameter, shape, cross section, length, tip activity) & demonstrate sequencing needed to improve deposit removal.
  • RECOGNIZE COMMON OVERSIGHTS THAT HINDER CLINICAL OUTCOMES: Distinguish the difference between effective and ineffective ultrasonic debridement and practice ideal grasp, fulcrum, insertion, lateral pressure, active tip orientation, channeling, activation, and adaptation.
  • PRACTICE HVE POSITIONING: Improve confidence and usage of and HVE device and practice patient-operator positioning on manikin heads.

CDHBC QAP Competency – A1, D3

Ms. Dani Botbyl, RDH

Ms. Beth Parkes, RDH

Co-sponsored by:


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!

2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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