2022 TODS Meeting (In-Person!),
October 20 - 22, 2022

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

Workshop – Ms. Kathryn Truant, CDA

Surgical Assisting Basics For CDAs – Sustainable Sterile Techniques In Dentistry

PLEASE NOTE OFFSITE LOCATION: Dental Clinic HS 307, Health Sciences Building, Kelowna Campus, Okanagan College

Session #1 – Thursday October 20, 2022 – 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Session #2 – Saturday October 22, 2022 – 8:30am to 12:30pm (repeated)

Limited Attendance To Certified Dental Assistant – Must Pre-Register – No Auditing Permitted

2022 TODS Delegate Workshop Fee:  $179 early | $204 regular | $229 onsite

2022 NON-TODS Delegate Workshop Fee:  $199 early | $224 regular | $249 onsite 

*Non-TODS Meeting Delegates Must Email tods@shaw.ca To Arrange Registration For This Workshop.

Outline:
The student will be introduced to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform as a surgical CDA. The focus of this hands-on workshop is sterile technique and an overview of the accompanying surgical procedures performed in dentistry: e.g. implants & grafting.

Introduction to advanced skills, and translation to practice is the focus of this workshop.
Handouts: Will be provided online. Supplies: All clinical supplies and resources are included.

Admission Requirements
The participants must be Certified Dental Assistants in good standing with their provincial licensing bodies.

At the end of this workshop students will be able to:

  1. Identify and perform the duties of a CDA during the 3 phases of the perioperative period as a member of the surgical team.
    Goal: Provide quality patient care before, during, and after surgery.
  2. Identify and apply clean, aseptic, and sterile techniques required for surgical procedures in dentistry.
    Goal: Prevent nosocomial (healthcare associated) infections.
  3. Identify and select dedicated armamentarium required for surgical procedures in dentistry.
    Goal: Become a knowledgeable and valued member of the surgical team.
  4. Source and employ sustainable sundries.
    Goal: Reduce operating costs and eliminate waste from surgical procedures.

Ms. Kathryn Truant, CDA, MEd, ID

Biography

Ms. Kathryn Truant, CDA, MEd, ID is a part-time clinical instructor in the Certified Dental Assistant program at Okanagan College. She also works in the dental community as a surgical CDA and consultant. Kathryn’s experience as an educator and a practicing CDA informs this workshop.

Kathryn is an alumna of the Okanagan College CDA program with have many years of experience as a CDA in the dental community. She has a Provincial Instructor Diploma from Vancouver Community College, and a Master of Education Degree from Simon Fraser University in Curriculum and Instruction Post-Secondary.

 

2022 TODS Meeting (In-Person!),
October 20 - 22, 2022

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, British Columbia

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