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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. 


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

PRICE: Early Bird until December 31, 2022
             DHPO Members                   Non-Members
                           $195      Early Bird          $215 
                           $225      Regular             $245

CONFERENCE: 8:30am - 5:00pm (Friday & Saturday)

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

LOCATION: Traditions Banquet Hall
                    142 John St., Barrie, ON, L4N 2L2

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS: Hampton Inn and Suites by                                                   Hilton 74 Bryne Dr. Barrie,                                                     Ontario L4N 9Y4
                                 CALL FOR DHPO DISCOUNT $139



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Tracy Baker RDH, SheEO


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


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Kerry Lepicek RDH

The ABC’s of Bacterial Testing and Oral Systemic Risk

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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.

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.



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Vendors  (check back for additional vendors)

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

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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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Helping you upskill your business to provide the very best dentistry has to offer. With cutting-edge, exclusive products and education, Curion offers exclusive brands, in-depth knowledge, and the willingness and agility to constantly evolve. Their aim is to inspire generations of dental professionals to love what they do. Curion, empowering caring dental professionals across Canada to tap into the joy of dentistry.                                                                                                    

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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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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!

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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.                                                                               

Diamond Sharp will be on-site at the DHPO conference so bring 10 of your favourite instruments to be professional sharpened! DHPO members will get 10% OFF all day. Must pre-register HERE


Additional Sponsors:

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