You are invited to join the Okanagan Periodontal Study Club for Dental Hygienists for 2018. This will be our 22nd year and we are planning to make it an exciting and informative one. This is an excellent opportunity for continuing education and to network and socialize with your colleagues over 4 full day Saturday sessions. There will be 2 meetings in the spring and 2 sessions in the fall. The annual membership includes a light breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks and 6 hours of CE credits for each session! The dates and course speakers, as well as topic outlines are below.

Location: Ramada Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre  2170 Highway 97 (Harvey Ave), Kelowna, BC.    Breakfast: 8:30am. Lunch and business meeting 12:00-1:00pm    Presentation: Morning 9:00am-12pm; Afternoon 1:00pm-4:00pm

Spring Program 2018

Session #1:  Saturday April 21, 2018

Morning: Oral Surgery: Oral pathology, trauma/reconstructive surgery, orthognathic surgery, etc.

Presenter: Dr. Scott Martyna, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Afternoon: Periodontal Therapy

Presenter: Dr. Steve Faigan, Periodontist

Session #2: Saturday June 2, 2018

Morning: Minimally Invasive Approach to Treating Dental Caries: The new evidenced-based paradigm shift in dental caries detection and management to optimize clinical and oral health outcomes.
Presenter: Christine Chore, RDH,PID, BSc (DH)
Sponsor: Oral Science (Karen Treadgold, RDH)

Afternoon: CDHBC presentation and interactive session on regulatory and practice-related issues.

Presenter: Jennifer Lawrence, Registrar/CEO or a Senior RDH Staff Member at the CDHBC.

Fall Program 2018

Session #3: Saturday September 15, 2018

Morning: Dental Implant Maintenance: Anatomy of implant and peri-implant tissues, clinical protocol for implant documentation, techniques and instrumentation, implant related complications and diseases, the RDH role in implant therapy.

Presenter: Wanda Piattelli, RDH.

Sponsor: Straumann (Paul Anderson)

Afternoon: 1. Uncovering the Benefits Digital Scanning Technology Provides for Patients and Practice. 2. Invisalign Orthodontic Therapy

Presenter: Ljiljana Hinton, RRDH

Sponsor: Align Technology Inc. (Mark Stephens)


Session #4: Saturday November 3, 2018

Morning:    Oral Radiology

Presenter:  Dr. Tricia Lukat, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist

Afternoon:  Oral Medicine

Presenter:  Dr. Amanda Gruza, Oral Medicine-Oral Pathology

The 2018 annual membership dues remain unchanged at $350.00. Reserve your place by filling out the registration form and sending your payment by ETRANS or cheque payable to OPSC with the completed registration form. Membership will be limited to accommodate our reserved space at the Ramada Lodge Hotel.

Please visit: and click on the “Okanagan Periodontal Study Club” link for the 2018 registration form as well as for updated information regarding previous, and this year’s program and speaker handouts.

Please contact our executive members below if you require more information, or have suggestions for future topics or speakers.

Dr. Steven Faigan- Vice President and Mentor 250-868-8626

Wendy Kelly-  President 250-317-2918

Gayle Faigan- Secretary 250-868-8626

Sandra Kahn- Treasurer 250-864-4582