Highlights from the 2006 ODHA Conference

Close to 700 dental hygienists attended the 2006 Ontario Dental Hygienists’
Association Provincial Conference held Sept. 29 and 30 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North in Richmond Hill.

The Re-energize Your Work Your Life theme was prevalent throughout the conference, which included two full days of educational and motivational presentations and hands-on workshops. Keynote luncheon speaker Dr. Elaine Dembe re-energized her audience with an inspirational talk on “Living with Purpose and Passion.”

Another popular event was the Exhibit floor, which included more than 50 manufacturers and suppliers of oral care products and services. ODHA presented two Corporate Sponsorship Awards to Philips Oral Healthcare and Oral-B for their ongoing support of the profession of dental hygiene.

A survey of delegates confirmed that the conference was a huge success and indicated the need for more dental-hygiene specific conferences in future.