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r-rideoutNEW: Elder Abuse Identification and Response – Presented by Raeann Rideout, M.A.

This course is designed to provide an overview of elder abuse and will cover the following learning objectives. Given the nature of your work as a Registered Dental Hygienist, the course will incorporate examples, case studies and legal and ethical practice standards as they pertain to the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario standards of practice and legislation in Ontario.



95gmyhrlNEW – Recent Changes to the Employment Standards Act – Presented by Patrizia Piccolo B.A., LL.B.

On November 21, 2018 the Ontario government passed Bill 47 – Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which includes changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000(ESA) and the Labour Relations Act, 1995. Bill 47 undoes many, but not all of the changes the liberal government introduced in Bill 148.

Bill 66 was introduced on December 6, 2018 by the Ontario government, which if passed, will make additional key changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Bill 66 does not materially impact the ESA to the degree of the rollbacks and delays under Bill 47.

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 personal emergency leave/sick days, misclassification of a worker and scheduling.

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


NEW: 2019 Infection Prevention and Control Update – Presented by Linda McLarty

March 2019 update for infection prevention and control presented by Linda McLarty includes a review of the new CDHO IPAC Guidelines, RCDSO Standard of Practice for IPAC as well as Public Health IPAC checklists for dental reprocessing and dental core elements. In this video, Linda reviews best practices for infection prevention and control in dental hygiene practice, which should increase your comfort level with respect to expectations of your regulatory body, clients and safety and health concerns for you and your colleagues. The documents referred to in Linda’s presentation are available and listed as resources. ODHA sincerely appreciates Germiphene’s support of this presentation.


voytekAre You All That You Want To Be? Take Charge of Your Career & Future. – Presented by Larissa Voytek, RDH, HBSc, BA, MSc(Ed)

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.


witkowskiThe Practice is Sold! Employment Contracts, Rights and the Impact on You. – Presented by David Witkowski, BBA, JD, Associate

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.