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Don't miss our most popular event of the year. 
Check back regularly for more details

Don't miss this conference if:

  • You are you an independent dental hygienist in Ontario

  • You are thinking about opening an independent dental hygiene practice

  • You are interested in learning more about what it's like to be an independent dental hygienist 


A perfect opportunity to network, get ideas, speak with vendors and learn from unique speakers. This is the DHPO's most saught after event and is open for all RDH's to attend. Check back for more details. 

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DATE: Friday, April 14
           & Saturday, April 15, 2023

PRICE: Early Bird until December 31, 2022
             DHPO Members                   Non-Members
                            $225      Regular             $245

8:30am - 5:00pm (Friday & Saturday)
Location: Traditions Banquet Hall                                                          142 John St., Barrie, ON, L4N 2L2

COCKTAILS & NETWORKING: 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Friday evening, in the Opal room at The Hampton Inn & Suites)
INCLUDES: Continental breakfast, lunch, all day coffee/tea/water, swag bag, door prizes, speakers, access to all vendors


1. Recommended, this is location for the soiree
Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton
    74 Bryne Dr. Barrie,                                                              Ontario L4N 9Y4
4 points by Sheraton
   60 Bryne Dr, Barrie,
   ON L4N 9Y4


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Event Emcee

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Harman Mundair MCJD, Professional MC / Founder or iSmashhouse 

Harman Mundair, also known as MCJD, is a talented and versatile emcee. With years of experience in the entertainment industry he has established himself as a dynamic performer who can command the stage and engage any audience. Known for his quick wit and infectious energy we are thrilled to have him as this year’s emcee.

As business owner himself, the founder of iSmashHouse, he has travelled the globe performing and hosting events of all sizes. He is passionate about bringing people together through the power of music, but whether he is introducing performers, hyping up the crowd or keeping an event like ours on schedule, Harman is always in his element when he is on stage.


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Tracy Baker RDH, SheEO

The business of dental hygiene

Founder and creator of The Dental Hygienius. Tracy helps dentistry-based entrepreneurs create lives they love, businesses they are proud of, and enjoy the freedom and fun that comes with financial security. You can find more exciting details at:

Jody Allen RDH, ODHA President


Wondering about the progress of issues facing IRDH's in Ontario? Don't miss your opportunity to hear about them first hand. As the current President of the ODHA and an RDH, Jody has her finger on the pulse of the most current issues facing RDH's. She will be speaking about up and coming changes, how the ODHA supports independents, the benefits of membership, how we can help, followed by some questions and answers.

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Kerry Lepicek RDH

The ABC’s of Bacterial Testing and Oral Systemic Risk 
Sponsored by: OralB & OraVital

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Have you ever looked in your clients’ mouth and wondered why are their tissues responding that way? Then it is time to take a closer look at their oral bacterial profile.The time has come for us to quit guessing and start testing. Join Kerry to learn how to identify clients who could benefit from testing, the types of Biofilm DNA testing options and how to communicate the report findings, how the microbiology, periodontology and oral systemic link are connected, and how to discuss the oral systemic connection with your client.

Kerry Lepicek, RDH is a registered dental hygienist with 20 years of clinical experience. She has worked in a general dental office, orthodontic practice and for DSO’s. She has lectured locally and internationally and  is a trustworthy expert on the topics of oral biofilm, halitosis, the oral-systemic connection, and the AAP Classifications. Her focus is on educating her patients and the dental profession on health and wellness. Kerry is a Key Opinion Leader for Crest + Oral-B, the editor for The Hygiene Corner with Women In Dentistry, the Clinical Coaching Director for OraVital and a cast member on The RDH View. Her practical advice will transform your practice and client’s health.

David Chondon

The ins and outs of employment law

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If you have a team or you're building one understanding labour law is a must. Understanding the difference between contractors and employees and knowing your legal obligation is imperative if you are growing a business with human capital.


David will be joining us to talk about your rights and obligation and to take your questions. He is one of the founding partners at CCPartners - The Lawyers for Employers. With  in depth experience in employment law he he provides strategic advice on a full range of labour and employment law matters including union organizing and certification, sale of business transactions and corporate reorganizations, grievance and interest arbitrations, employment contracts, wrongful dismissal, pay equity, human rights and accommodation, employment standards, and occupational health and safety. 

Vendors  (check back for additional vendors)

Be sure to visit our sponsors on site on day 2 of the conference!

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Crest & OralB have been supporting the dental hygiene professions and clients for decades. Empowering clinicians to improve the oral health of their clients with an innovative and scientifically proven product line.

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Curion (formerly, Bisco Canada) is a curator of innovative, high-quality products for dental professionals, offering extra-mile customer experience and expert-driven education. With cutting-edge, exclusive brands like LM-Dental™ we upskill your business to provide the very best your profession has to offer. Visit us to experience LM’s 100% sharpen-free and stainless-steel hand instruments. Carefully designed, with unparalleled ergonomic grip and control, for worry-free scaling and clinically superior results.

Oral Science is proud to support your office with proven treatments and interventions.Create an optimal patient experience with predictable outcomes for patients suffering from High Risk Caries, Periodontitis and Peri-Implantitis, Xerostomia, Oral Lesions, and Tooth Sensitivity.

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Maxident believes you should be working smarter not harder. That's why they have created Hygienist Maxident, a software system specifically designed with the Independent RDH in mind. It’s no surprise that hygienists across the country agree that Hygienist MaxiDent™ is the efficient, intelligent system that they can count on!

As one of the fastest growing dental supply companies in Canada, Penguin Health is transforming the healthcare experience by creating innovative, comfortable and supremely functional dental products.                                                                                            

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An exciting tooth whitening system that not only delivers superior results but with virtually no sensitivity. Wicked White was developed by and for the RDH with cost, ease of procedure, client comfort and results in mind. Wicked White offers in-office and take home options. Join the Wicked White Revolution.                                                                               

Andau Medical is a Medical Device and Dental Device company focused on providing the market with quality technologies that improve patient outcomes and enhance the clinical experience in delivering exceptional patient care. They offer a competitively priced portfolio of products that promote ergonomics in your operatory.                                                                         


Micrylium is proud to manufacture products that are effective, safe and environmentally responsible. They offer a complete line of disinfectants that covers the entire office. Be sure to visit them to see what they are all about.                                                                       

The reusable dental floss putting hassle-free hygiene at your fingertips, this string-free solution is easy to use, shred resistant & reusable. Visit our booth to test out this new product for yourself!


COLLAB Dentistry is the first Dental Operatory Booking App that connects Dental Hygienists authorized to Self-Initiate with Dental Practice Owners who have empty operatories available to rent. Independent Hygienists can now book an Op on-demand from Practices within our network in order to treat their own clients on an hourly basis. Our app includes centralized operatory bookings, a private community chat and much more! Host offices benefit by an hourly rental rate, receive easy treatment referrals to their practice and expand their professional network.                    

Diamond Sharp will be on-site at the DHPO conference so bring some of your favourite instruments to be professional sharpened! on site! $2.50/tip First come first serve.


Additional Sponsors:

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