About the MDHA
The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA), established in 1966, is an organization representing dental hygienists from across Manitoba.
The Montage – MDHA newsletter
The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association Newsletter bringing the latest news to the MDHA membership.
Dental Hygiene as Career
Manitoba dental hygienists are regulated health professionals who specialize in oral health promotion and disease prevention.
The MDHA organizes workshops and lectures to support continuing education for dental hygienists of Manitoba.
Please see below for another offering from the Healthy Smile Happy Child presentation series:
The Role of Taste & Oral Microbiome in Caries Risk in Young Children
DATE: August 21,, 2019
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
The following will be presented by Dr. Vivianne Cruz de Jesus, DDS (PhD Candidate)
· What are taste receptors?
· Does being a super taster make a child less likely to have tooth decay?
· What kind of bacteria lives in children’s mouths?
· Does the taster status affect the number of bacteria in children’s mouths?
· Are boys at greater risk for tooth decay than girls?
The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association is in search of Registered Dental Hygienists & MDHA members who would like to become a mentor within the MDHA/SDH Mentorship Program. The mentorship committee has been busy planning for NEW and creative ways to actively engage Registered Dental Hygienists and dental hygiene students to create a positive and meaningful impact on our community. This program plays a vital role in a Dental Hygiene student’s transition from student to private practice. As a mentor, you will have a lasting impact on your mentee’s educational experience and future in Dental Hygiene.
Your role as a Dental Hygiene mentor would include:
1) A two year commitment (ie. you would remain with your student for the duration of their 2 years in the School of Dental Hygiene)
2) Attend an MDHA sponsored evening per term, 2-3 events throughout the 2 years.
3) Allowing your student to observe you in private practice.
5) Be an available resource for your student if they have questions, concerns, or require support throughout their 2 year education.
We would love to have you as part of our Mentorship Program. We invite Registered Dental Hygienists from all walks of the profession – newer grads, established DH’s, specialty practice DH’s, etc. All we ask is that mentors have at least one year of experience in the profession and practice within Winnipeg, MB or the surrounding area. Keep in mind, volunteering for the Mentorship Program is a great way to achieve your PAR requirements through CDHM, and have fun doing it!
The commitment is small, but the rewards are BIG!
MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee
The MDHA is pleased to publish its 2019 MDHA Annual Report. To view the document, click here.