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.
The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA) is in search of Registered Dental Hygienists who are MDHA members and would like to become a mentor within the Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA)/School of Dental Hygiene (SDH) Mentorship Program. With the safety of our mentors, students, and community at the forefront of our planning and decision-making, we have decided to proceed with a virtual program once again for the upcoming Fall term. We are hopeful that in-person events may be permitted in the Winter/Spring and will pivot our programming to reflect this, if it is safe and reasonable to do so. We were thrilled to receive such positive feedback from our mentors and students on the virtual nature of the program last year and we look forward to some new virtual events this Fall.
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 online orientation session each fall over the 2 years.
3) Connect with your student throughout the year:
Fall – online through one-on-one virtual meetings and a large online group event
Spring – possible in-person dental hygiene practice observation and a large group event
5) Be an available resource for your student if they have questions, concerns, or require support throughout their 2-year education.
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.
We would love to have you be 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. We require all mentors to have at least one year of experience in the profession and to be MDHA members. 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!
Interested? Have questions? Contact Kathy Yerex Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaleigh Warden Kaleigh.email@example.com We are excited to hear from you!
MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee
A Triumph: New Age Treatment Guidelines for Periodontitis and Peri-implant Disease
This is a FREE Three-Part Webinar taking place as follows:
Session One – September 15th, 6:30 p.m.
Session Two – October 13th, 6:30 p.m.
Session Three – November17th, 6:30 p.m.
Information on the webinars, and links to register for each can be found below. Please note that a separate registration for each session needs to be made.
The first evidence-based treatment guidelines for treating Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases, based on the Classifications of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions, have been published. We will investigate these treatment guidelines to analyze and ultimately apply them to our practice.
The first two sessions will examine the recommended four-step approach to the new age of periodontal therapy published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. The first step is creating a person-centered care approach involving lifestyle and the reduction of inflammation. The second step empowers the dental hygienist to perform non-surgical periodontal therapy and consider adjunctive therapies. Step three evaluates the case and
considers complex treatment that may involve periodontal surgery. The final step creates a plan to promote long term supportive care and provide advice for a healthy lifestyle, including self-care and regular checkups to prevent relapse.
The third session takes an in-depth look at the World Dental Federation’s consensus report on the “Diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of peri-implant diseases and maintenance care of patients with dental implants.” This paper is based on the Classifications of Peri-implant Disease and Conditions and was published in the International Dental Journal last year. This information will be critical to your dental hygiene practice.
Both papers rely heavily on non-surgical treatment and customized selection of self-care aids and products. The updated treatment guidelines presented during these sessions are excellent news for the profession of dental hygiene!
Sessions 1 & 2
- Recognize and classify periodontal disease
- Incorporate the evidence-based guidelines for Periodontitis Stages I-III into your practice
- Empower your client with the latest research on self-care products and technology
- Learn the expectations of non-surgical treatment of periodontitis
- Create supportive therapy programs involving the most effective treatment modalities backed by science
- Identify, classify and implement maintenance and non-surgical therapy of peri-implant disease
- Implement individualized self-care programs including neutral pH products and oral healthcare apps to prevent inflammation and disease
Commit to attending this virtual event that will provide 6 hours of continuing education, handout, layered learning, and prize opportunities.
Register at the links below!
Job Opportunity – School of Dental Hygiene, Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Position: Sessional Instructor part time (August-April)
Applications are invited for the Sessional position, at the School of Dental Hygiene in the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba, Canada. The position will be a part time (32 hours/week) sessional instructor in the School of Dental Hygiene (salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience). The position will commence August 1, 2021 with a possible renewable term.
The successful candidate will be involved in clinical and didactic teaching. Duty alignment will be based on program needs and the successful applicant’s strengths and growth within the position.
The School of Dental Hygiene offers a three-year dental hygiene diploma and a dental hygiene degree completion program and is located in the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry at the University of Manitoba. The University places great value on interprofessional education for collaborative person-centered care with all academic health and social units participating in
joint initiatives. The University of Manitoba is recognized internationally for innovation and achievement in interprofessional education.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Dental Hygiene program and must be registered and in good standing with the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba. Experience in dental hygiene practice is required (at least 3-5 years) and didactic and clinical teaching is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and or a relevant discipline is required. Those
with a master’s degree are encouraged to apply.
Only complete applications will be considered. Applications must include:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Philosophical statement on teaching
4. Identification of 3 references
Completed application documents and informal enquiries to be directed by Friday May 28, 2021 to:
Prof. Mary Bertone, Director
School of Dental Hygiene
Application materials, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that applicants’ cover letter, curriculum vitae, and philosophy statement will be provided to participating members of the search process.