Kathleen's Blog - April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022 at 4:00 AM
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Many of you registered and participated in the Pacific Dental Conference (PDC) Virtual Conference. We were all set to be back to an in-person event, since the PDC March 2020 was the last conference we were together.

Due to the numbers rising, the PDC live event was cancelled and some of the presenters recorded for the virtual platform.

Beth and I did a virtual recording 'These are a Few of our Favourite Things' and we have received so many really nice and thoughtful emails from people who have watched it. They went out of their way and some, through our website, to share how much they enjoyed it. This is truly so appreciated as when you are virtual, especially recorded, unless you hear feedback, you really don't know how well your program was accepted. Thank you for taking the time to share!

Beth also recorded one for Lasers and for that too, we have had many inquiries about our laser program that we offer through rdhu. Implementing a laser into your practice offers so many benefits. My question for you now, if laser use is in your scope of practice, what are you waiting for? If you would like to learn the why behind implementing laser therapy, we offer a few free webinars on lasers. Just type in Lasers in the search bar. There is one in particular that is called 'The 10 Reasons Why (to implementing Lasers)'.

Today is the last day to watch the PDC virtual conference, and I just finished watching what to me was probably one of the most amazing, emotional and impactful presentations I have ever seen, and was presented by one of my very best friends, Jo-Anne Jones. Hindsight is 20/20: Missing the Oral/Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis. Jo-Anne shared the science and the research, but what she did, which I think was so brilliant, is share real-life stories of cancer patients. Not all survived. After each story (Pino, Jennifer, Miles, and Bonnie to name a few ~ with permission to share their story), Jo-Anne shared Knowledge Translation into Practice. It was amazing and so practical.

This is yet another reminder that what we do (and don't do) has a direct impact on our clients’ lives.

For those of you who missed it, Jo-Anne will be sharing this program at rdhu in the fall. If you would like to join us, we invite you to. It will be available on our site shortly. I know many of our members travel to our area and sometimes schedule their family visit or a holiday around a course. If you cannot join us live in person at rdhu, we have other plans in the making! Perhaps on-the-road or live streaming. Please stay tuned :)

Speaking of live streaming, we receive many requests to cater to the western timezone. By the time our 7pm live courses start, it is only 4pm in British Columbia, so guess what? rdhu West is starting to come together! Not only are we on Pacific Time (with many more courses coming), but our material is tailored to the specific needs of our members, from coast to coast. rdhu West will be available for everyone as we know many of you would prefer the later time as well.

We love what we do. Thank you for being a part of rdhu and for those of you who are new to us (we have had many this month), welcome! We would love to hear from you.

Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead. Please take a look below for what is coming up!

Kindest regards,