2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Workshop – Ms. Dani Botbyl, RDH

Ultrasonic Clinical Coaching: Level Up Your Use of Curved Left and Rights

Saturday October 22, 2022 – 8:30am – 12:30pm

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


This workshop focuses on the unique characteristics of curved ultrasonic instruments and guides clinicians on a path whereby improved access to biofilm can lead to better treatment outcomes.  Via a specialized camera, technique demonstrations will enhance this session as participants use curved instruments, manikins, typodonts and live magnetostrictive ultrasonic units through quick paced activities.  Whether you are new to curved ultrasonic instruments or have used them regularly in your dental hygiene practice, this hands-on learning experience is guaranteed to elevate your clinical skills.


  • Explain the rational for the use of curved ultrasonic instruments over straight ultrasonic instruments and describe a visual cue for knowing where to use which curved tip.
  • Show how to adapt a variety of ultrasonic tip surfaces of curved tips for improved access to biofilm and better ergonomics.
  • Demonstrate effective curved instrument adaptation in furcations, concavities and the CEJ in all 4 quadrants of the oral cavity. Use a curved ultrasonic instrument to completely remove simulated biofilm from an artificial furcation.

CDHBC QAP Competency – D3

Ms. Dani Botbyl, 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!

2023 TODS Meeting,
October 19 - 21, 2023

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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