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Jo-Anne Jones is a well-recognized international speaker bringing life, energy and inspiration to her presentations. She is also a consultant, author and successful entrepreneur. Jo-Anne is president of RDH Connection Inc., a practice management and clinical training company focused on delivering results-oriented solutions for today’s dental practice. Jo-Anne’s career has continued to evolve with her more recent emergence as a motivational speaker.
Jo-Anne has been selected as one of the DPR’s 2013 Top 25 Women in Dentistry and joins the 2014 Dentistry Today CE Leaders for the 4th consecutive year. The editors of PennWell publications selected Jo-Anne’s article entitled “Sex and Oral Health: What’s the Connection?” as “The Most Important Dental Story Published in 2012” focused on the rising incidence of HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Jo-Anne is a Key Opinion Leader for a number of corporations within the dental community including Philips Oral Healthcare, Oral Science, LED Dental Inc., DenMat, Orascoptic and 3M ESPE and has been described as
a very dynamic, knowledgeable and entertaining speaker with an ability to powerfully communicate her knowledge. Her frank and open style of lecturing complemented by the provision of clinical resources has earned many loyal followers.

KATHLEEN BOKROSSY, RDH, has been bringing engaging energy to the dental profession for over 30 years. Kathleen is the president of ‘rdhu’ and ‘QA Coach’ and the publisher for ‘Dental Hygiene Quarterly’, where her vision is to help ‘Transform the Dental Hygiene Experience’. Kathleen is on the Speakers Bureau for Crest & Oral B and presents Internationally. Her passion for marketing has not only helped rdhu grow to a current membership of over 10,000 but also has helped many dental practices grow as she enjoys helping them thrive in today’s marketplace.
You can reach Kathleen at kathleen@rdhu.ca
Anna Louise celebrates 28 years of clinical practice in dental hygiene; specializing in periodontal therapy and medically compromised clients. She is a well-recognized presenter who has over 2 decades of experience facilitating lectures and hands-on learning for the dental industry,CDHA,ODHA, rdhu and the DVD Quarterly of Dental Hygiene. Anna Louise has served on the Advisory Board of Research and Product News Magazine since its inception. She eagerly shares her brand of passion and enthusiasm for the profession. Her commitment to learning opportunities and continuous improvement is undeniable. Attendees of Anna Louise’s educational events describe her as passionate, inspirational, motivational, one who speaks from experience and keeps it real. She has developed presentations on Recordkeeping and Instrumentation that have received approval as remediation courses for the CDHO. Anna Louise is currently working on her Fellowship from the ADIA and is a cast member of The RDH View.
Dani Botbyl is a dental hygienist with twenty two years of experience devoted to clinical practice and education. She is recognized national speaker and an expert in the area of ultrasonic instrumentation. As a compliment to instrumentation, she has recently taken an interest in needle-free anesthesia. Currently, a registered dental hygienist in Ontario, Dani is a Clinical Educator for DENTSPLY Canada, the manufacturing pioneer and market leader of ultrasonic technology. Dani lends much of her expertise to incorporating ultrasonics into the curriculums of dental and dental hygiene programs across Canada. She is a facilitator at the Ultrasonic Scaling Teaching Institute, a five day ultrasonic certification course held in the northeastern United States and has served as a faculty member at Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology in Welland, Ontario for more than a decade. Commitment to her profession is shown at the local, provincial and national levels. At present she is the Editor-in-Chief of Preventive Dentistry Canada and is proud to serve as a member of a Curriculum Advisory Committee for dental hygiene. Dani has held positions with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario as a Clinical Evaluator and a Quality Assurance Assessor and served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Dental Hygienists Association. She lives in the Niagara Region of Ontario with her wonderful husband of twenty years – Scott and her two beautiful children - son Devon and daughter Elise.
Straight forward and down-to-earth, Linda McLarty has over 20 years experience in dealing with dental personnel regarding infection prevention and control and compliance. As Educational Support Manager for Germiphene Corporation, she is committed to providing you with evidence-based, scientifically sound information. Linda is able to bridge the gap between guidelines and standards to practical solutions for you to use in your practice. Discussion generating and problem solving are an integral part of Linda’s presentations. A long-standing member of OSAP, Dentistry’s Resource for Infection Control and Safety, Linda has traveled and lectured extensively both in Canada and around the world sharing her knowledge with dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and dental support staff. With both emerging and re-emerging diseases making the headlines daily along with breakdowns in infection prevent and control, Linda provides information to enable you to break the chain of infection to protect your patients, yourself and your family.
Kerry Lepicek, RDH is a highly focused and engaging presenter with over a decade of experience using an interceptive and preventive approach to treating periodontal disease and breath odour. She will leave you with many things you can take away and start to use in your practice the next day. Kerry is currently the OraVital® Wellness Coaching Manager for North America and has been active in helping to shape the future of the company. Kerry has been clinically implementing the OraVital® System since 2007. In 2010 Kerry published an article in Oral Health discussing several cases that were treated using the OraVital® System, and in 2015 was asked to speak at the Bermuda Dental Conference. She has spoken to many study clubs and was featured in the Dental Hygiene Quarterly Spring edition in 2016 talking about halitosis.
Ann Tran is a practicing Dental Hygienist and Registered Optician. With over 15 years of health care and client care experience, she shares a different perspective proven to be clinically applicable for all her colleagues. After completing her Bachelor of Science in 2000 at Brock University, she pursued a prosperous career as a Registered Optician, working as a Managing Optician for high-end retailers and as an examiner for NACOR. Learning never stopped for Ann, as she also completed her dental hygiene certification in 2009 and achieved her Authorized for Self-Initiation status in 2013.
She brings forward a unique approach in achieving clinically successful customize client care but treatment acceptance and success. She continues to evolve in her career and carries a great passion to share and support all dental team members in achieving success in this ever evolving field of dentistry.
Beth Parkes is the newest addition to our team. She is very excited to work with the RDHU community and help others advance in their own clinical skills.

Beth graduated with Honours from the Canadian Institute of Dental Hygiene in 2005.

For the last 12 years, she has worked in Orthodontics, Periodontics, and Private Dental Hygiene Practice in Ontario and British Columbia where she earned her certification in the administration of local anesthesia.

Beth continues to advance her education and training through mentorship, personal study and continuing education. She has focused her studies on the oral/systemic relationship of inflammation and the prevention and maintenance of periodontal disease.

Marni Steinberg graduated from the University of Alberta Dental Hygiene program and subsequently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Calgary. She has had several years of experience working as a dental hygienist in private practice. Marni has been teaching didactic and clinical courses at the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Community Sciences since 2009. Marni has completed her E-Learning Certificate from the University of Calgary and is passionate about education and personal growth.
Ms. Karen Young has over 25 year’s Dental Related experience. She obtained her Fellowship Status in 2004 with the (A.D.I.A.) Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and Practice Management affiliated with the (I.C.O.I.) International Congress of Oral Implantology. She sits on the board of Directors and is a Certified Educator with the A.D.I.A.

Ms. Young has lectured across North America for the A.D.I.A., J.D.Q., A.A.I.D., Straumann, The Toronto Implant Institute, Consult Pro and Hiossen Dental Implants. Along with her passion for Dental Implants Ms. Young also held a full-time position as the Director of Oxford College of Arts, Business and Technology, one of Canada’s largest Accredited Dental Hygiene Colleges.

Today Karen’s passion for dentistry has taken her to the office of MY Prosthodontic Dental Clinic in Toronto Ontario where she is the Patient Care Coordinator, working alongside Dr. Ming-Yi Chou BSc, DDS, MS, Cert. Prostho, FRCD(C), where the practice is primarily surgical implants, crowns, veneers and full mouth rehabilitation.

Karen’s passion is guiding her patients through their dental treatment, addressing their questions and overseeing their process from start to finish. Anyone that meets Karen will tell you she is a people person and is very approachable. She keeps it real and honest allowing her patients to become empowered with their decisions.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys working out, skiing in the winter, biking in the summer and spending time at their cottage with family and friends.

Aimee graduated from George Brown College in 1999. She has been working as a Dental Hygienist in a general practice office for the past 19 years.

In 2011, Aimee graduated from the Canadian College of Homeopaths and became a Registered Homeopath when the profession became Regulated in 2016.

Aimee is very excited and enthusiastic to teach people about Homeopathy and alternative medicine. She loves to educate people on the ease and benefits of introducing homeopathy and health and wellness into their lives, especially linking her love for Dentistry with her love for Homeopathy.

Homeopathy is a gentle form of medicine that can help any person at any age, with any type of illness. Aimee’s homeopathic treatment experience has included:

• anxiety, depression, ADD, ADHD, asthma
• psoriasis, eczema and many forms of skin conditions, warts, bladder infections, sinus infections, digestive issues, bowel disorders, respiratory infections, ear infections, dental infections
• female specific: pregnancy, infertility, puberty, PMS, irregular or absence of a period, menopause, labour and delivery support
• child, youth + adolescent specific: chicken pox, colic, dental decay, teething, fever, tonsillitis, bedwetting, developmental delays, delayed speech, separation anxiety, warts
• Alzheimer’s, MS, Parkinson's, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, and more

In her spare time, Aimee enjoys spending time with her two vital children, reading, running, CrossFit, partaking in obstacle course races, waterskiing, snowboarding, and creating delicious meals at home.

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Aimee Marples, Registered Homeopath

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