13th ANNUAL ODAA CONFERENCE

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Support your profession and connect with your peers while enhancing your career


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2019
Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

970 Dixon Road, Toronto

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$125 Conference Fee*

EARLY BIRD $110.00 - Register by August 31
*includes continental breakfast and lunch.

 

Dentistry’s State of Emergency—Abuse Recognition

Dr. Frank Stechey, DDS

Dr. Frank Stechey is a past President of the RCDSO, and has more than 40 years of forensic dental experience as a Court expert witness, on both civil and criminal cases. He focused on domestic violence—partner, spousal, senior—and especially child abuse. He has received training and invitations from the FBI Academy; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Ontario Police College and many others.

Dr. Stechey was a forensic dental consultant at Hamilton’s McMaster University’s Children’s Hospital and consulted for North American municipal, provincial, national and international Police Services and Children’s Aid Societies. He helped establish a 4,000 square foot medical-dental clinic for the City of Hamilton’s Children’s Aid Society and was its first Dental Clinical Director.

 

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) – How to Avoid a Lapse

Anne Augustin, IPAC Specialist at Public Health Ontario

Diane Durk, Public Health Inspector at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Crystal Hendry, Public Health Inspector at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Anne started her career as a medical laboratory technologist with an interest in Microbiology. She has held her Certification in Infection Control designation since 1991. Over the past 30 years Anne has gained significant experience in a variety of health care settings which include long term care, tertiary health care, and rural acute care.  Anne is now a Program IPAC Specialist at Public Health Ontario and faculty at Centennial College. In addition, Anne is the treasurer and secretary, and a member of the education committee of her local IPAC-Canada chapter, and active at the national level.

Diane is a certified Public Health Inspector at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health on the Control of Infectious Diseases Team. Diane has been working as a Senior Public Health Inspector for approximately 15 years and has been involved in several infection control complaint inspections. Diane successfully completed the Certification in Infection Control in 2016 and has also completed the Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques course through the Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario.

Crystal is a certified Public Health Inspector on the Control of Infectious Diseases Team at Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Crystal has specialized in infection prevention and control for approximately 10 years and has been involved in several infection control complaint investigations. Crystal completed the Medical Device Reprocessing Techniques course through the MDRAO in 2018. 

 

Cannabis and its Effects on Oral Health

Dr. A. José Lança, MD, PhD

Dr. José Lança is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology in the Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and is affiliated with the School of Graduate Studies and Centre for the Study of Pain. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, American Pain Society, and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Dr. Lança was recently invited by the Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada to write a review and present on the "Effects of Cannabis Use on Oral Health and Systemic Effects Relevant for Oral Health Professions". He has also published extensively in various areas including herbal medications, neuropharmacology, and pharmacology of alcoholism and drug abuse.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

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Ask for the Ontario Dental Assistants Association group rate or use Group Code: DOA.

416-674-4363 | Holiday Inn Toronto International Airport

 

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