rdhu at the Annual ODA ASM Meeting in Toronto
April 16, 2024 at 4:00 AM
by Kathleen Bokrossy
<strong><span style="color:rgb(178, 150, 199)"><em>rdhu</em> at the Annual ODA ASM Meeting in Toronto</span></strong>

It is the Annual ODA ASM Meeting in Toronto this week! We have many people from all over Canada attend, so I wanted to send this out to all of our members, just in case you will be there.

Please stop by the Curion Booth at #1219. Beth Parkes and myself will be with Curion demonstrating the LM Line of Instruments. We will be sharing some of the new Sharpen-Free styles that have been recently launched. These are game changers as far as instrumentation goes.

Curion will also be launching the Oral Risk DNA Testing and will have a few people from this company joining us at the booth as well. This is revolutionary innovation right here that is being launched. The DNA testing is groundbreaking development in the field of oral health in Canada. Leveraging genetic insights will give us the opportunity to tailor preventive strategies even more. Do you think you would like to incorporate genetic testing in your practice? This isn't the bacterial testing of biofilm and saliva some of us are currently utilizing. This is genetic testing to see if your patients have the genetic markers for caries and/or periodontal disease. What do you think you would do differently if you knew a patient was predisposed to dental caries or periodontal disease? We have been doing DNA/genetic testing for years for uncovering risks for diseases like cancer or heart disease. Now, it is here, we can test to see if someone is predisposed to caries or periodontal disease. Perhaps you would see a patient more often? Perhaps you would apply fluoride varnish at each hygiene appoint? Perhaps you would educate more on nutrition and prevention? Perhaps a patient who has a parent with Alzheimers or Cancer would want to know if they are predisposed to periodontal disease? It is interesting isn't it? We are on the precipice of great things and knowledge to make for a healthier world.

Come by the booth if you have any questions about the DNA testing and speak with the experts.

Also, please stop by the BioGaia Booth at #1929 to learn about Oral Probiotics, get some samples and have a visit with Kerry Lepicek, as she will be at their booth.

Thank you for your support and for reading! Please take a look below for upcoming live streaming courses, events, hands-on courses, career postings and our partner specials.

Have a great week!


Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President