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Bill 148: Employment Standards Act-Changes You Should Know

Presented by Patrizia Piccolo|Duration: 0.75 hours


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Piccolo – Course Description

On November 22, 2017 the Ontario government passed Bill 148, which includes amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA), the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The ESA now provides greater benefits and entitlements to employees. Some of the changes are effective in 2018 while others do not come into effect until 2019 or 2020.

This update, presented by Patrizia Piccolo, partner at Piccolo Heath LLP, will discuss changes to the ESA that may impact you at your workplace.  Some of the changes highlighted include vacation and public holidays, leaves of absence and vulnerable workers.

Patrizia will also discuss the practical impact of the changes in the legislation for employers and employees.

Biography – Patrizia Piccolo B.A., LL.B., Partner

Patrizia provides strategic advice to both large and small employers and their human resources and management teams. Patrizia also advises employers on employment-related regulatory issues, including compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000, Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act, 1995 and Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997.

Patrizia is dedicated to providing her clients with excellent legal counsel and client service. With 20 years of experience, Patrizia’s primary focus is providing her clients with a “buffet table of options” and then guiding them to find the best solution to their specific issues. Patrizia is able to take the complex and convert it to something that is accessible. Patrizia prides herself on instilling confidence and empowerment in her clients, while also earning their friendship and trust.

Whether advising employers or employees, Patrizia’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring, performance management, workplace restructuring, termination and post-employment contractual breaches.
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The Challenge: Dental Anxiety – Sponsored by Philips

Presented by Anna Louise Tolan|Duration: 1.5 hours


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The Challenge: Dental Anxiety

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The Challenge: Dental Anxiety

Statistics Canada says 40% of Canadians have some level of dental fear.

Dental anxiety is a significant deterrent for clients to seek much needed dental treatment.  It is often described as a vicious cycle of avoidance behaviour.  This session focuses on key areas designed to break the cycle.  Increase your understanding of dental anxiety, fear and phobia.  Create dental anxiety management strategies with your client to assist in achieving improved oral health.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase your ability to assess and identify patients experiencing dental anxiety, fear and phobia
  • Increased awareness of creating an environment that is trusting and comfortable for our clients to receive oral care
  • Understand the need for reward and recognition
  • Recognize the importance of thorough documentation

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 master clinician and lecturer.

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Opioids: The good, the bad and the ugly

Presented by Dr. A. Jose Lanca, MD, PhD|Duration: 1 hour


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Pain management plays an important role in health care, and opioids are potent analgesics with specific therapeutic indications.  Repeated administration of opioids (OP), however, is associated with serious risks including tolerance, dependence and abuse. In North America, OP abuse has become an issue of epidemic proportions. The World Health Organization’s “Pain Management Ladder” is a useful tool to choosing the most appropriate analgesic.

In this webinar Dr. Lanca will discuss:

  • the mechanism of action of OP
  • benefit-risk assessment of OP use
  • OP antagonists – Naloxone for reversal of OP overdose and Naltrexone for chronic opioid or alcohol dependence
  • pharmacological and non-pharmacological options of pain management
  • difference in prescription patterns of OP medications amongst different countries and
  • relevance to OP dependence and abuse.

Dr. A. Jose Lanca, MD, PhD

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Dr. Jose Lança, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is a member of several scientific organizations, including the American College of Clinical Pharmacology, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics and American Society for Neuroscience.

Dr. Lança has been the Undergraduate Program Director in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, UofT. He has contributed extensively to curriculum development and teaching of pharmacology. He is the director of several undergraduate as well as graduate courses in Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Faculty of Dentistry of the UofT, in. He has developed and taught courses and seminars in Continuing Medical and Dental Education.

He has authored research and continuing education in peer-reviewed publications, and is the author of six chapters in pharmacology textbooks. Dr. Lança has conducted research in various areas including neuropharmacology, pharmacology of alcoholism and drug addiction and herbal medications.
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Are You All That You Want to Be? Take Charge of your Career and Future

Presented by Larissa Voytek, RDH, HBSc, BA, MSc(Ed)|Duration: 1.75


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During this 90-minute webcast the primary focus is on professionalism, the role of dental hygienists as educators and communicators, how to build and share knowledge, and how to gain and keep client trust. Being able to quantify your abilities and value is critical to your success. The true mark of a professional is one who self-assesses and is constantly looking at ways to improve.

Learning objectives:

  • Key characteristics of professionalism and how to demonstrate them.
  • Making expertise your specialty.
  • Being able to articulate what you do and why to clients and coworkers.
  • How to eliminate certain terms in your workplace, for instance, replacing the “girl who cleans teeth” with more appropriate, professional terminology.
  • Advice for balancing ethics with productivity.
  • How to stay motivated and passionate about the profession.
  • Showing your value and negotiating that well deserved raise!

Speaker Biography

Larissa Voytek RDH

Larissa is an accomplished lecturer, clinician and educator currently working in private practice. Previously, she was dental hygiene program director for an accredited private college.  She is also very active in the profession sitting on various boards and participates in many hours of volunteering and professional development. Her education in dental hygiene, life science, psychology and education leave her well positioned to coach and mentor dental hygienists to reach their full potential.  She holds memberships in a number of organizations and a BA in psychology, an H.B.Sc. in life sciences and a M.Sc. in education.
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The Practice is Sold! Employment Contracts, Rights and the Impact on You.

Presented by ODHA|Duration: 1 Hour


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David will discuss the implications of the purchase and sale of dental practices highlighting the following areas:

  • Your rights and obligations leading up to and post-sale;
  • The difference between a share and asset sale of a practice;
  • What to do when asked to sign a new employment agreement(contract) and whether it is required to continue employment;
  • Employer obligations when changing your terms of employment; and
  • Potential alternatives to agreeing to a change of employment.

Speaker Biography

David Witkowski B.B.A., J.D.,Associate

At Rubin Thomlinson, David supports both employee and employer clients with legal counsel in all areas of employment law, including employment contracts, wrongful dismissals, workplace policies, employment standards, workplace investigations and human rights in the workplace.

Prior to joining Rubin Thomlinson, David worked at a reputable Toronto full service law firm and at an international tax firm. During law school, he volunteered with Osgoode’s Community and Legal Aid Services Programme, the Student Mentorship program and was a member of the Tax Law Association.
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An Inside Look at Oral Pathology – Sponsored by Philips

Presented by JoAnn Gurenlian,RDH, PhD|Duration: 2 hour


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One of the major responsibilities of a dental hygienist in treating a client is to examine the structures of the head and neck and oral cavity for possible pathologic conditions. This course is designed to offer the dental hygienist an opportunity to refresh one’s memory of the etiology, clinical features, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a variety of oral pathoses. The management of these lesions will be discussed in terms of proper client handling, referral sources and post-treatment care.

JoAnn Gurenlian,RDH, PhD is a clinician, educator, researcher and Consultant and has been active in dental hygiene for more than 35 years. She is professor and Graduate Dental Hygiene program director at Idaho State University and maintains adjunct faculty status with the Department of Dental Hygiene at two U.S. colleges. She chaired the Advisory Committee on the Future of Dental Hygiene and co-authored the report Dental Hygiene: Focus on Advancing the Profession. Dr. Gurenlian has published over 160 papers, and conducted over 450 presentations.  She is an internationally recognized speaker who addresses topics related to the dental hygiene process of care, oral pathology, oral medicine, diabetes, women’s health, women’s cancers and leadership and professional development.

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Effective Tobacco Interventions: You Can Make It Happen

Presented by Monica Bennett|Duration: 1.5 hours


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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Canada, and the majority of tobacco users want to quit. Tobacco cessation interventions are proven to be effective in helping tobacco users make an attempt to quit. Dental hygienists have an important role to play in supporting clients to stop using tobacco. In fewer than three minutes, they can make a difference in the health of their clients. Participants will learn about cessation tools and resources, including the Smokers’ Helpline Fax Referral Program, to help clients quit tobacco use.

Topics include:

– Tobacco and health issues in Ontario and Canada
– The reasons people smoke
– Understanding nicotine dependence and nicotine withdrawal
– The fundamentals of tobacco interventions and the role of dental hygienists
– Special populations
– Minimal contact intervention
– Using the 5As protocol (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist and Arrange)
– Pharmacotherapy

Speaker Biography

Monica Bennett, Senior Coordinator, Smokers’ Helpline
Canadian Cancer Society, Central West Region

Monica Bennett has over 25 years of rich experience in the not-for-profit and health sectors creating successful partnerships; developing resources; and assisting in the development of policies and practices that improve both personal and organizational health.  Her focus for the last seven years has been on smoking cessation and tobacco control.
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Radiographic Interpretation

Presented by Dr. Ross Barlow|Duration: Approximately 15-20 hours


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The Radiographic Interpretation course is designed to review the discipline of oral radiographic interpretation. It is not intended as a comprehensive course in this discipline and it is assumed that course participants have a previous competency in radiography. In the following presentations, the material covered will deal with radiographic images that one may expect to see in practice.

Speaker Biography

Ross Barlow DDS

Ross Barlow is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Biological and Diagnostic Services, Division of Oral Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, at the University of Toronto.  He is presently Co-Head of Undergraduate Radiology.  Ross provides radiography lectures to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists.  Ross is also a consultant for the Department of Forensic Pathology at both Hamilton General Hospital and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.  He is a member of PODIT (Province of Ontario Dental Identification Team) and DVI (Disaster Victim Identification Team).
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