Ms. Dani Botbyl

- RDH, BEd (c) -

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Ms. Dani Botbyl is an author, educator and researcher and has been a trail blazer for the advancement of ultrasonic instrumentation in dental hygiene for over two decades.

Ms. Beth Parkes

- RDH -

Burlington, Ontario

Ms. Beth Parkes is an international speaker who has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 16 years. She has worked in General and Independent Practice, Mobile Dental Hygiene, Orthodontics and Periodontics. She is the Vice President of rdhu Inc.


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Ultrasonics and lasers are some of the best in-office technologies that are available to dentists and dental hygienists. Combined with a strong home care prescription, they become the perfect pair for treating periodontal disease. 

Unite the strengths of ultrasonics and lasers to create a simple workflow. This course will highlight information related to bacterial load reduction, bacteremia, tissue healing, access to periodontal pockets and how to reinforce in-office treatment with a daily regimen at home.

Clinicians who are current users of ultrasonics and/or lasers or those who are curious about future integration will benefit from this session.

Learning objectives that will be covered:

  • Describe how the soft-tissue diode laser can be used as an adjunct to ultrasonic debridement to obtain and maintain optimal oral health outcomes.
  • Explain how the specific wavelengths of the diode laser can reduce the bacterial load, delay the recolonization period, and promote tissue healing.
  • Discuss the mechanical and microbiological impact that ultrasonics bring to periodontal debridement and understand how to optimize these advantages.
  • Explore an evidence-based, guided approach to the removal and reformation of biofilm.
  • Identify the new, advanced technology options that are available for client-specific home care.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - room 510B

ODQ 2.5 units

ADA CERP 2.5 hours

AGD 490

RCDSO Category 3 = 3 CE points