I have had a great few days and feeling rather energized and excited about our profession!
On Saturday, I attended the DHPO Conference as a guest. The DHPO (Dental Hygiene Practitioners of Ontario) is an Independent Dental Hygiene Organization and they hold a 2- day event, with guest speakers, for those who own their own practice and for those who are considering owning their own practice. It was so great to see so many dental hygiene friends and colleagues. Many of whom I haven't seen in years. The DHPO put on a great conference and everyone was very engaged. They ended their conference with a Round Table format for sharing and strategizing. What a great opportunity to put like-minded individuals in the same room to learn from each other and help each other grow and succeed!
I was also asked to present to a group of dental hygiene students, from Canadore College, for their business course yesterday, who are graduating this month! They were a very respectful and kind group. Between this experience yesterday and the DHPO group on Saturday, it made me feel that the future of dental hygiene is looking bright!
It really is so beneficial to get out and network with other dental hygienists.
If there is an opportunity for you coming up to attend an in-person event, I encourage you to register and join in. Whether it be at a dental hygiene conference, dental conference or at rdhu, you will be sure to leave the day with a bounce in your step and excited to be part of a wonderful profession!
For our BC and Alberta friends, TODS in Kelowna is now confirmed for both Beth and myself. I will be doing two lectures, Beth one, and then together we will be doing a hands-on workshop (possibly two depending on registration). So save the date: Thursday, October 19 to Saturday October 21, 2023!
In the meantime, please take note of the in-person events we have coming up at rdhu below!
My 'Sharpen Your Skills' online sharpening and ultrasonic insert wear program that will be on Friday, May 26th from 11am - 2pm EST will be offered live online; however, if you would like to join me in person for this event, please email me and I will send you a separate invitation. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading! Please see below for what is coming up and have a great week ahead!