2017 Study Club Calendar of Events

‍‍‍Welcome to the Ottawa West Dental Hygiene Study Club. The goal of this study club is to offer exceptional, unbiased educational opportunities for dental hygienists in the West of Ottawa.

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Schedule of events:

Thursday January 26, 2017 6-8pm
Jennifer Turner RDH, B.Sc.- The Top 10 Medically Compromised Clients/Patient

Are you treating your medically compromised clients/patients effectively? You will distinguish traits, treatment plans, implementation tips and evaluate your client/patient through case studies, discussions and video’s.This course highlights the top medical conditions and clients/patients that we see in clinical dental hygiene practice every day.You will analyze the medically compromised client/patient and come away with valuable, key information that can be implemented immediately into practice so that you are treating your clients/patients safely and effectively.As our population changes, we have more baby boomers who have become medically compromised, we have seniors that are living well past 90 years old who still have their natural dentition.Learning Objectives:-Identify the Top 10 Medically Compromised Clients.-Recognize how compromised clients should be treated during an effective dental hygiene appointment.-Understand the key role that the medical history plays during treatment.

Thursday March 30, 2017 6-8pm
Sandra Chong - Case Presentations: The Good and The Bad

Dr. Chong will present a series of photos and cases of periodontal, surgical and interesting treatments from her office. The presentation will be a starting point for an open discussion for all members.

Thursday May 25, 2017 6-8pm
Dr. Kevin MacDonald- periodontist from St. John, NB and instructor at
Dalhousie University

Dr. Kevin MacDonald is the founder of the Greater Saint John Dental Implant Study Club, a member of the  American Academy of Periodontology, the Canadian Dental Association and the International Team for Implantology. He is also the past president of the Greater Saint John District Dental Society and has lectured extensively in the maritime provinces on both periodontics and dental implant therapy. Dr MacDonald maintains a full-time private practice in Quispamsis, New Brunswick limited to periodontics and dental implant therapy and is also a part-time faculty member in the Graduate Periodontology Program at Dalhousie University's Faculty of Dentistry. It is an honour to have him join us for an evening presentation in Ottawa.

Thursday Oct 19, 2017 6-8pm
Michelle Aube (Simmonds) RDH
Infection Prevention & Control: Carpooling with Pathogens! A closer look at cross contamination.

This lecture will reveal the new 2016 CDC updates to IPAC in dental office settings. Traditionally IPAC courses focus on asepsis and pathogens entering and circulating in the dental practice.  There is a need to also examine cross contamination of pathogens leaving the dental practice. What are the routes of infection spreading from dental office to home and vice versa? Past policies and procedures may not be meeting the health and safety needs of evolving and emerging pathogens.. The program will examining social greeting trends and sneezing etiquettes that can impact IPAC and zone in on four non-critical items used in daily practice that are jumping into a critical category. This course will review past, current and future up and coming trends in IPAC based on Evidence Based Decision Making (EBDM), and how following ‘Best Practice’ approaches is the constant navigator towards policies and procedures that are effective and safe. The presence of stronger and more resistant pathogens means change is inevitable. IPAC includes not just keeping the client safe but the dental professional as well. The course will review all steps of IPAC and identify where potential risks could occur in breaking the chain of asepsis,  understand the leadership role the RDH plays with modelling a proper risk management approach and link the CDHO Practice Profile questions that pertain to IPAC. Health and safety legislation supports allocation of appropriate time to perform necessary IPAC steps. Participant participation through true and false questions will reveal some interesting and shocking statistics.

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