CDHA Presents Healthy and Respectful Workplace January 15th 7-9pm Location: St Lawrence College Kingston Ontario

October 23rd 7-9pm
Live webinar with Kerry Lepicek RDH OraVital Clinical Coaching Team Director  – North America
Location: St Lawrence College

Room #  (12050)

Planned meetings :

September 18th 7-9pm 

Record Keeping lecture provided by CDHO-Mary Gow
St Lawrence College Kingston Ontario
Room #  (44310)

October 23rd 7-9pm
Live webinar with Kerry Lepicek RDH OraVital Clinical Coaching Team Director  – North America
Location: St Lawrence College
Room #  (12050)

Course Description: Halitosis

How can you help your clients with Halitosis?

Did you know diseased and “healthy-looking” mouths can suffer from halitosis? The same bacteria cause periodontal disease and halitosis.  Gain new insights into assessment, diagnosing and treating your client with halitosis.  The physiological and social impact of oral malodour is underestimated by our profession.  Understand why physicians, dental hygienists and dentists have been unable to treat these patients. Kerry will review why brushing your teeth, flossing, having your teeth cleaned and the use of mints, gums and some mouthwashes are not able to control bad breath. She will look at the risk of Volatile Sulphur Compounds (VSC) pose to the client’s systemic health. Tonsillitis play a role in oral malodour and cause significant concerns for many people. Kerry will address myths vs. the real causes of halitosis that you did not learn in school.

Learning Objectives:

·       Recognise whole mouth biofilm influences halitosis and periodontal treatment

·       Understand how stress, meal frequency, and hydration can impact halitosis

·       Learn assessment strategies to find the source and locations of your clients’ halitosis

·       Find out why microbial analysis is required with halitosis care

·       Gain insight into different treatment options to control oral malodour

·       Understand how “healthy looking”  mouths can have breath odour

Kerry Lepicek RDH

OraVital Clinical Coaching Team Director  – North America

November 10th (Sunday) Full day Course

AAP guidelines/Red flags with Kerry Lepicek RDH OraVital Clinical Coaching Team Director  – North America
Full day course
St Lawrence college Kingston Ontario
Room #  (44310)
$100 for members
$150 non member
Light breakfast with coffee/juice and lunch included.

December-BREAK! Enjoy the holidays and time with your family and friends!!

January 15th 7-9pm

CDHA Presents-Healthy and Respectful Workplace

Results from CDHA’s 2018 healthy and respectful workplace survey indicate that members are facing workplace issues with harassment, bullying, abuse, and violence in the workplace. This presentation will provide an overview of the results from this survey. The session will also include a workshop on having difficult conversations in the workplace and how to lead the way to a positive work environment.

Results from our 2019 job market survey.

February 12th 2020- Independent Hygiene Location: St Lawrence College Kingston
Room: 33080

Presenter: Cindy McQueen Roving Dental Hygiene

Come for an evening all about the future of independent dental hygiene. Cindy,  of Roving Dental Hygiene, will share her first 8 years with her  mobile practice.

 She works full time in 4 local counties and sees clients that cannot access a walk in clinic. She has mentored those looking to open their own practices and advocates for access to dental care in Kingston.

March 25th 2020 Wednesday-7-9pm Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)

Location: St Lawrence College Kingston
Room: TBA
Presenter: Dr. Elliott Perkins, BSc, DC, CSCS

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) are the most common cause of jaw pain, and can affect a patient’s ability to open their mouths. Affecting up to 30% of the population, TMD can cause pain, joint clicking, headaches and difficulties with chewing and speaking.
Dr. Perkins has personal interest and expertise in the management of TMD. His presentation with review the relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the jaw, as well as an update on current treatment options to better provide for your patients.
April 22nd 2020 Wednesday-Cannabis and Vaping information for Dental Professionals 7-9pm
Presenter:  Substance Use, Mental Health, and Injury Prevention Team
KFL&A Public Health
MayOrthodontics for the whole dental team!
Asking all Dental Hygienists to invite their whole dental team!
*More information coming soon!
June- KDDHS members only dinner and CE evening!
*More information coming soon!
July-August-SUMMER! Take a break 😎



Welcome to the 2018/2019 Kingston and District Dental Hygienists Society!


We personally want to invite YOU, to this years line up! It’s time to get off the sidelines and get excited about continuing education!!!

Working behind the scenes on this years committee is:

President: Geraldine Ross
Vice-president: Laurie Moser
Executive Coordinators: Amy Currie and Andrea Reid

To kick this year off we are having a “Martinis and Manicure Night” on September 21st 2018 at BLU Martini 4-8pm!
3M Rep will be onsite with perhaps even a small token for us all!
There will be exciting door prizes! As well as Registered Massage Therapists from Midtown Clinic and Lymphedema Kingston providing complementary “mini massages”
and of course best of all- manicures for all! Provided by non other than Cher-Mere Day Spa from downtown Kingston!

This fun interactive evening is to get us all engaged and excited about this upcoming year!!

Memberships will be $60 per member until oct 1 after deadline cost will be $75

Non members meetings will be $15 for attendance

NEW this year we are offering online payments through email transfers

Password: membership

*Cheques and cash will still be accepted at welcome night

You can enrol now through above email Or the launch night September 21st

As you will see below, we have really been working hard to bring a great variety of topics and speakers!
You will notice most venues are still “to be determined” as we were busy firming dates and seeing what AV equipment is need and time etc etc.

Again we are looking to invite and involve as many hygienist and assistance as we can! So please join our Facebook page * Kingston and District Dental Hygienists Society

And print this email and hang it up in your lunch room!

We look forward to growing together and showing the community what Kingston hygienists have to offer!!!

Thank you!

This years line up will be:

Friday Sept 21st 2018 KDDHS welcomes YOU At BLU Martini
Mix and mingle evening with 3M sponsorship
4-8 pm  with manicures provided by Cher-Mere Day Spa and Registered Massage Therapists from Midtown Clinic and Lymphedema Kingston providing complementary “mini massages”

Sunday Oct 14th  Evie From RDHU
All day seminar * (see attached flyer)
Time 8-4
Location Ramada
*please note this course is open to all dental professionals and payment will be issued directly through Evie. Therefore to achieve membership pricing at $125 you will need to be an active member prior to signing up.
Non member fee $175

Wednesday Oct 24th -Cindy Ingram B.A.Econ.,LL.B.
Employment laws
-Gain an in-depth understanding of employment legislation and contracts and other terms of employment in your workplace. Attention will be given to the Employment Standards Act in Ontario since Bill 148, with a focus on any exceptions that may apply to dental hygienists. You will also get a better understanding what can be included in your employment contracts and what may no longer be enforceable due to the new legislation.
7-9pm Live Webinar
Location TBA

Thursday Nov 22nd – Clinical Research
-Whitening for the dental hygienist and new products
Location TBA

Thursday January 24th. – Sherri Doyle (Dental Production Pros)
-Dedicated dental professionals who specialize in the management of dental hygiene schedules.
-Maintain a full flowing schedule, where production increases and down time is significantly reduced.
location TBA

Wednesday February 27th  -Ann Josée Simmons (Phillips Sonicare)
Gen Z: Choices and challenges
The correct and sometimes shocking health behaviours and trends in the teen generation can influence their oral and systemic health. Dental professionals have clinical opportunity to identify risky behaviours.
-identify current dietary trends
-recognize various risky behaviours
-discuss popular social media platforms
-enhance generational communication skills
-customize treatment strategies
7-9pm * May run slightly over in time
Location TBA

Wednesday March 20th – Quality assurance (RDHU)
Time 7-9pm
Location TBA

Thursday April 25th -Dr Todd of Kingston orthodontics
Part 2 of layering goal from his yearly lecture
Location:Kingston orthodontics

Saturday May 4th (all day lecture)-RDHU
Perio and radiography (more details to come)