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2023/24 Virtual Study Club — Before the Buzz: Ultrasonic Treatment Planning in Dental Hygiene

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Successful ultrasonic debridement outcomes are dependant on decisions made before the clinician even steps on the ultrasonic foot pedal. This session aims to empower participants with the knowledge and confidence to develop treatment plans that incorporate ultrasonic instruments tailored to individual patient needs. The emphasis is on optimizing workflow using ultrasonic technology to reduce the daily challenges faced in dental hygiene practice.1. Prioritize the benefits of ultrasonic technology in enhancing efficiency, patient comfort, and treatment effectiveness over traditional hand scaling methods.2. Examine various ultrasonic tips designs, gaining a strong foundation for strategically identifying and sequencing these instruments in treatment plans.3. Analyze real-world debridement scenarios and deepen your understanding of challenges and solutions in ultrasonic treatment planning.

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Presenter / Speaker Bio
Dani Botbyl is an educator, author, and researcher and has been a trailblazer for the advancement of ultrasonic technology in dental hygiene practice and education in North America. She is credited with leading the first team of researchers to investigate the topic of ultrasonic instrumentation education in dental hygiene programs. The culmination of her knowledge and research has produced multiple publications in industry and peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. In 2018, with her co-authors, Dani was awarded the Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene Research Award for Best Original Research Paper. Dani co-authored the second edition of Ultrasonic Periodontal Debridement: Theory and Technique (2023) and is a contributing author to the soon to be published sixth edition of Darby and Walsh Dental Hygiene Theory and Practice. Dani has presented hundreds of evidence-based programs to dental hygiene students, faculty and practicing clinicians nationally and internationally, served as the National Clinical Educator with Dentsply Sirona 2000-2023 and held a faculty position at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology in Welland, Ontario Canada for over a decade. Dani’s passion for enhancing the practice of dental hygiene create learning experiences that are not to be missed!


February 28
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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