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 😎