Spectrum Day Toronto
October 26, 2018

WIDS/RDH Program

Room: Munro 5-6

Technical Program 1 

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9:30AM - 10:30AM

The Implant Maintenance Dance: Do the two-step

Tim Donley, DDS, MSD

Course Outline: 

When it comes to dental implant maintenance, things are changing rapidly.

The goal of debridement is two-fold. Come and learn the very latest on what

to use and what not to use to achieve adequate implant maintenance. You

will leave with a clear strategy to make your implant maintenance predictable

and problem-free.

  1. Fully understand the differences between periodontal and peri-implantdiseases.

  2. Develop an implant exam designed to increase the chances of success.

  3. Learn the ideal protocol for debriding and maintaining titanium.

  4. Develop an implant maintenance protocol to insure implant health.


Timothy Donley DDS MSD is currently in the private practice of Periodontics and

Implantology in Bowling Green, KY. After graduating from the University of Notre

Dame, Georgetown University School of Dentistry and completing a general

practice residency, he practiced general dentistry. He then returned to Indiana

University where he received his Masters Degree in Periodontics. Dr. Donley is

the former editor of the Journal of the Kentucky Dental Association and is an

adjunct professor of Periodontics at Western Kentucky University.

10:30AM - 11:00AM: BREAK

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11:00AM- 12:00PM

Update in Periodontics: What’s Old and New-
What Works and What Doesn’t

Dr. Murray Arlin, D.D.S., dip Perio, F.R.C.D.(C)

Course Outline:


• Oral Systemic Link

• Antibiotics: Topicals and Systemics

• Non Surgical and Surgical Therapy

• Update in Implant Dentistry

• Maintenance of Dental Implants


Dr. Murray Arlin, received his D.D.S. from McGill and his specialty degree from Toronto. He teaches to Post-Graduates in Toronto and Florida, and lectures internationally. He founded the Toronto Implant and Dental Hygienist Study Clubs. He was past president of the Ontario Society of Periodontology and the Ontario Study Club for Osseointegration, and was chairman of the Canadian Academy of Periodontology full day course. In 1980 Dr. Arlin started his West Toronto specialty practice with a focus on Implant Dentistry. Since 1989 he has placed and thoroughly documented over 15,000 dental implants to date.




1:00PM- 2:00PM

The Art of Furcation Navigation with Ultrasonic Instrumentation

Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.ED

Course Outline:

This course will discuss the current evidence surrounding ultrasonic

instrumentation and biofilm disruption in the periodontal patient with emphasis

on the need for a methodical approach. The fundamental principles of

ultrasonic instrumentation technique including proper adaptation, angulation

and adaptation will be discussed. These principles will then be applied to

advanced instrumentation in the periodontal patient with focus on furcation

involvement and areas of challenging anatomical access. A review of furcation

anatomy, accurate assessment of furcation involvement and recognizing

the need for ultrasonic inserts that properly adapt will be emphasized.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize the role ultrasonic instrumentation has in biofilm reduction inperiodontally involved patients.

  • Review furcation anatomy and accurate assessment of furcation involvement.

  • Examine the need for proper furcation navigation incorporating techniques to access anatomically challenging areas.

  • Recognize the need for inserts to be maintained and replaced.

Marianne Dryer, RDH, M.ED is a dynamic speaker, educator and corporate consultant in curriculum development. She has lectured nationally and internationally on periodontal instrumentation with a focus on ultrasonic technique, risk assessment, infection prevention and radiology technique. Marianne’s

experience in dentistry spans over 30 years. She is a graduate of Forsyth

School for Dental Hygienists, Old Dominion University and received her Master’s

in Education from St Joseph’s College of Maine.

2:00PM - 2:30PM: BREAK



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2:30PM - 3:30PM

Intraoral and Panoramic Techniques, Troubleshooting & Interpretation

Dr Anthea Senior, BDS, DPDS

Course Outline:

Together we will review technique tips and tricks for obtaining consistently excellent

images using both Solid State Sensors and Pans. Common intraoral imaging techniques including periapical (paralleling and bisecting angle), bitewing images (vertical and horizontal) and endodontic images will be discussed. Participants will review how to keep the patient dose as low as possible, how to avoid the most common errors and tips for troubleshooting challenging cases. This is an opportunity for dental professionals who are considering switching to digital radiography to try different digital imaging modalities and for those who have made the switch to digital to refine techniques.


Dr. Anthea Senior, BDS, DPDS obtained her bachelor of dentistry degree from the

University of Newcastle (UK) in 1992. In 2003 she completed a 3-year postgraduate diploma from the University of Bristol (UK) in Pediatric Dentistry, Special Care Dentistry and Oral Health and Disease.


Dr. Senior joined the university of Alberta in 2003, teaching part-time in the division of pediatric dentistry. She was awarded the “Dentistry Professor of the year Award” by the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Dental Students Association in 2007/2008. She currently is a full-time Clinical Associate professor in the radiology department and  teaches dental radiography and radiology to all years of the DDS and Dental Hygiene undergraduate programs.

She co-chairs the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Academic Standing Committee, and is a member of the School of Dentistry’s Student Affairs Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Search and Selection Committee. Dr. Seniors interests include digital radiography, development of an electronic radiology laboratory manual and student affairs.

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3:30PM - 4:30PM

A Motivated Mind = A Maintained Mouth!

Beth Ryerse, RDH

Course Outline:

Considering the Infection Prevention and Control guideline changes, the new

classifications of periodontal disease, MeToo and workplace anti-violence

and anti-harassment policies, the impact on our patients that the legalization

of cannabis may have, etc….how can dental healthcare providers keep up

and continue to provide professional care?

What do your patients want?


Demographics and patient preferences are changing. The challenge is to ensure

that the practice is shifting and growing to embrace those changes.

How do you keep patients connected, educated and coming back for recommended maintenance and care?

Why do some individuals find it easier than others to choose healthy behaviors?

What can we, as healthcare providers, change that will encourage greater



A patient-centered approach and improved communication will produce

positive behavior change and create growth in your practice from new and

existing patients.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the presentation the attendee will be able to:

• identify current health risks for patients.

• recognize individual patients’ motivational factors.

• improve skills to create successful case presentations.

• describe appropriate therapy for individual levels of periodontal disease.

• develop an effective disease control program for oral care at home.


Beth Ryerse RDH, has been actively and meaningfully involved with the dental hygiene profession for more than 30 years. Her passion for her career has led

to a depth of experience and accumulated knowledge gained through; clinical experience, educating, lecturing, consulting, authorship and mentoring. She is an active member in provincial and international dental hygiene associations, is the elected CDHA Ontario Board Director, a key opinion leader and a certified soft-tissue diode laser trainer.

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4:30PM - 5:30PM

Conquering Biofilm on Implants

Anna Louise Tolan, RDH, FADIA

Course Outline:

Discover the current science on biofilm management. Airflow debridement

is a cutting edge comprehensive biofilm management modality aimed to

dismantle biofilm communities. Innovative treatment protocols for evaluating

and maintaining dental implants have been shown to be effective in the

eradication of biofilm on dental implants. Keeping up-to-date on the evolving

field of implantology is essential to the current practice of dental hygiene.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the basics of biofilm and its management.

  • Apply assessment skills required to evaluate the health of the implant

  • Connect the role of airflow debridement to successful biofilm management.

  • Implement evidence-based protocols and techniques for consistent thoroughmaintenance and client self-care to improve long term implant health.


Anna Louise Tolan, RDH, FADIA is a clinician, educator and lecturer, Anna Louise

has three decades of dental hygiene practice, specializing in advanced non-surgical periodontal therapy, dental implant therapy and the medically compromised client. She received her Fellowship from the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries and serves on several industry advisory committees as a key opinion leader. Her passion and expertise in using evidence-based protocols in the process of care make her a popular instructor and guest speaker at dental hygiene societies, study clubs and dental groups including the ODHA, CDHA and ICOI-ADIA Conferences.




Location: The Toronto Congress Centre

650 Dixon Road, Toronto, Ontario M9W 1J1

TF: 1 866-581-8949 Ext. 206 / 207