Over the last year, using HVE to mitigate the risks of AGPs has been top of mind for dental hygienists, however, there is more to consider. Ultrasonic debridement workflow impacts aerosol management and successful calculus and biofilm removal thus it’s crucial that clinicians make it a priority to elevate their ultrasonic knowledge and skill. This course aims to inform participants how to selectively use ultrasonics to maximize treatment outcomes and minimize aerosols. Note: Via a specialized camera, technique demonstrations will enhance this virtual session.
CDHBC QAP Competency – A1, D3
Dani Botbyl, RDH, BEd (c) has served as the National Clinical Educator with Dentsply Sirona Canada for 21 years. She has developed and presented evidence-based educational programs to dental hygiene students, pre- and post-doctoral dental students, faculty and practicing clinicians 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, specifically conducting several studies on the integration of an enriched ultrasonic curriculum and its outcomes in dental hygiene programs. This 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 in Welland, Ontario Canada, Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada and Quality Assurance Assessor and Clinical Examiner for the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario and a member of 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!