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2022 Combined PYP and AGM and DAO 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 14, 2022 to September 16, 2022

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Come celebrate the DAO’s 50th Anniversary at the Denturist Association of Ontario's annual Perfecting Your Practice (PYP) Conference and AGM, dedicated to Denturists and their staff.

This year’s event will be held at beautiful White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.   Families are welcome!

Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to network with colleagues and industry leaders, obtain up to 13 hours of continuing education credits, celebrate the DAO’s 50th Anniversary and socialize with friends and former classmates!

For Non-DAO Members, please contact the DAO to register for these events at (905) 608-8090 or

September 15 & 16, 2022

White Oaks Conference Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road SS4
Ontario L0S 1J0

The White Oaks Resort is almost fully booked on the DAO Block

Members are welcome to call in to the White Oaks Reservations team (1-800-263-5766) to inquire about availability and if rooms are still sold out, can be placed on a wait list in case anything does open up.

If you are looking for alternate accommodations, these hotels are close by:
    •    Hilton Garden Inn (905-984-4200)
    •    Holiday Inn Express (289-362-2400)
    •    Staybridge Suites (289-362-2400)

The DAO does not assume any responsibility for the booking or purchase of Delegate accommodations.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

  • 12:00 p.m.  PRE-CONFERENCE GOLF

Golf rate: $100 (per DD or DD staff member) + HST
Exhibitors are welcome to join DAO members for Golf at:

Royal Niagara Golf Club
1 Niagara-on-the-Green Blvd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 
Rain or Shine Split-tee start; 12:00pm; Includes green fees, cart and lunch (Birdie Lunch BBQ: Hamburger, Hotdog or Sausage, Chips and Soft Drink) at Royal Niagara Golf Club, and dinner at White Oaks Resort. Shuttles will do a continuous loop starting at 11am leaving from the hotel lobby to get golfers to and from the golf course.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

  • 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  CONTINUING EDUCATION
    See below for course listings!

  • 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – NEW TIME – TRADESHOW

Meet and Greet with Darryl Sittler

Meet & Greet with Darryl Sittler** from 6-8pm during the tradeshow!
Tradeshow followed by dinner and live entertainment: The Mandevilles!**

**sponsored by DAO 50th ANNIVERSARY SPONSOR:
DAO 50th Anniversary sponsor: ivoclar

Friday, September 16, 2022

  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

CLICK HERE to download the AGM PACKAGE

  • 1:00 p.m.  50th Anniversary Luncheon

All members are welcome to attend the 50th Anniversary Luncheon, taking place following the AGM in the Exhibit Hall at White Oaks Resort, from 1pm to 4pm. If you wish to purchase a ticket for a guest to the Luncheon, you have the option to purchase during registration.

Want to stay and visit Niagara Falls after the conference?

Room rates are extended until Friday, September 16, 2022 at $189.00 per room, per night based on single or double occupancy and Saturday, September 17, 2022 at $319.00 per room, per night based on single or double occupancy, plus all applicable taxes.

CLICK HERE to get DAO conference delegate discounts on Niagara attractions by entering in promo code DAO2022.


Keeping it Real With Jenelle Tabaković - Denture Babe

Sponsored by

DAO 50th Anniversary sponsor: ivoclar

Presented by Jenelle Tabaković
Jenelle Tabaković is not your average denture technician and she is not creating your average denture. Learn about unique processing and characterization techniques that can help you create a natural-looking, highly esthetic outcome for your customers. Jenelle Tabaković, owner of The Denture Babes loves what she does, and it shows! With over 40,000 Instagram followers combined, see how Jenelle Tabaković optimizes her social media platforms to share her work, connect with industry experts, and boost her business. Join us for this 'not so average' lecture.


  • Processing techniques with the IvoBase Injection System
  • How to enhance characterization of analog and digital dentures with SR Nexco
  • Embracing social media to help boost your business and get noticed.

The Importance of Measuring Occlusal Forces

Sponsored by

Zahn Canada

Presented by Markus Fischer RD, RDT, PID
This seminar will be discussing how measuring occlusal forces helps demonstrate that prosthetics work best when patients chew on their posterior teeth.

Straumann Lecture

Sponsored by


Presented by TBD

exocad Denture Design

Sponsored by

Emerald Dental Works

Presented by Mark Rotsaert, Ben Laroche and Jennifer Dibben
This course on exocad will instils knowledge and expertise to each participant to create successful dentures. Emerald Dental Works brings their experience to the program from technicians that design dentures every day with exocad. Participants will go through the initial designing protocols that will allow a successful denture design with exocad. Each participant will be following step by step in exocad with assistance from the Emerald Dental Works team. We will also be discussing the production of the denture using desktop health flexcera smile and base material. This course is for anybody interested in expanding their digital process knowledge.

Smile Transformations with the VITA Digital Workflow

Sponsored by

Vita North America

Presented by Boyd Doucette DD
A digital workflow that offers clinicians and lab technicians a simplistic but versatile approach to digital denture fabrication is now available. During this lecture/demo, Boyd will go through the different highly accurate occlusal digital set up schemes that is offered by VITA in both 3Shape and Exocad digital denture design software libraries. An approach to offer an optimal aesthetic and functional result for both clinician and patient, these digital denture tooth designs are reflective of premium denture tooth material, contouring, and texture. Boyd will also go through the trials and tribulations of milling and printing bases and the accuracy of a unique bonding adhesive used with a 2um fit. The hands-on demo will consist of a denture base characterization using light-cured indirect composite and stain for a highly aesthetic digital denture.

Enhancing Aesthetics of Digital Dentures

Sponsored by

Central Dental

Presented by Lisa Coffin DD
Learn how to create enhanced esthetics using the Bredent Red/White Composite System along with the Bredent Brelux light cure unit.

CDO Peer Circles –– Back by popular demand!

Sponsored by the DAO

Presented by Tera Goldblatt

Join fellow denturists to discuss some challenging cases and explore problem-solving strategies that can assist you in managing these cases. The development of discussion cases for the Peer Circle was lead by practising denturists and overseen by the CDO. Each Peer Circle will involve 8 denturists and a trained group facilitator, who is also a practising denturist. Peer Circles provide an ideal environment for inter-professional communication and collaboration that ultimately benefit patient care.

The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program, Dental Benefit – An Overview

Sponsored by the DAO

Presented by Mallory Potter, The DAC and Dr. Alyssa Hayes, BDent (Hons), MSc, FRCD(C)

Learning Objectives

  1. To provide an overview of the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program
  2. To discuss policy changes and updates to the NIHB dental benefit
  3. To provide an overview of the NIHB Client and Provider Website
    1. Self-service option for clients and providers
    2. Other information available to the public

Pre-submitted questions can be directed to up until 1 week before the session.

CyberSecurity Part #1

Sponsored by the DAO

Presented by Victor Beitner, CISSP, GG, E-Technologist, Cyber Security Canada

Victor will discuss the current cyber climate including who should be concerned about cyber security, types of threats, types of threat actors and the impacts of cyber crime on SMBs. Victor will also review the 13 Security Controls outlined by CyberSecure Canada and how the implementation of these controls will reduce the risk of a security incident, and better position your organization to recover from an event.  Q&A to follow.

CyberSecurity Part #2

Sponsored by the DAO

Presented by Rob Megaw, General Manager, Compu-SOLVE Technologies Inc

Rob will discuss the challenges SMBs (companies with fewer than 500 employees) face in providing a secure IT environment that does not impact team productivity. He will also do an overview of solutions and practices that can be adopted to help battle the rise of cyber threats, and the benefits of engaging a Managed Service Provider to help provide the necessary technical tools and guidance that small organizations cannot afford to do on their own.

Unleashing The Power of Joy and Gratitude: Transforming Challenges into Opportunities

Sponsored by the DAO

Presented by Bonnie Chan

During this experiential workshop, you are going to:

  • Discover fun and practical ways to becoming more aware and mindful   
  • Find out how to move from a state of reactivity into one of creativity
  • Learn how to tap a productive energy source to handle your daily challenges


REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY As costs are incurred to guarantee meals, the DAO can not issue refunds for cancellations. HOWEVER, in the event that COVID-19 related issues cancel the in-person event, the DAO WILL reimburse your PYP registration fee. (This does not include accommodation which is a separate contract between yourself and the Resort.) The DAO reserves the right to make changes to the program, location, speakers or other without prior notice. Such alterations may occasionally be necessary due to circumstances beyond our control. We are not liable for any consequential loss arising from such changes. A conference program, with finalized itinerary and times, will be available at PYP. Registration is based on full capacity. Should social distancing be in effect, registration allowances may change. The DAO will prioritize delegates on a first come, first serve basis.

For Non-DAO Members, please contact the DAO to register for these events at (905) 608-8090 or