Specialized Sharpening Workshop being offered in Brandon, MB

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Brandon Public Library Classroom
710 Rosser Ave
Brandon, MB
Cost: $80.00/members, $160.00/non-members

Facilitated by:
Sheryl Sloshower, RDH, BSc(DH)
Lorraine Glassford, B.A., Dip D.H., RDH

Space is limited!  Reserve your space today by emailing info@mdha.ca
 Course Synopsis
This relaxed, informal and interactive workshop will highlight some of the latest sharpening strategies and techniques, and demonstrate various automated powered devices that are used to achieve sharp cutting edges on periodontal instruments.  Participants will be guided through a series of “hands-on” exercises, which will actively focus on:

SIMPLIFICATION — of manual sharpening techniques ·
UTILIZATION — of sharpening strategies and techniques
IMPLEMENTATION — of various automated powered devices

Course Objectives:
 
By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to
-List the advantages of sharp instruments
-Define the cutting edge on a variety of instruments
-Evaluate an instrument for sharpness
-Identify useful sharpening strategies and techniques
-Implement safe manual and guided sharpening practices effectively
-Gain an overall sense of assurance and confidence as a result of a new perspective and attitude toward sharpening

Participants must bring their own instruments to this workshop {a sickle scaler, a universal curette (Barnhart, Columbia, or McCall), and a Gracey curette}. Diamond sharpening cards, Arkansas stones, ceramic stones, acrylic test sticks and sharpening instruction tools will be provided.

The MDHA will be giving away 2 door prizes that have been generously donated by Hu-Friedy!

 
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Donations Needed – Holiday Season Gift Drive

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA SDH Mentorship Program is reaching out to mentors and students to support Main Street Project with their Holiday Season Gift Drive. We are asking mentors and students for donations of the following items:

  • toothbrushes
  • granola bars
  • playing cards
  • lip chap
  • chocolate holiday treats

Items can be dropped off at the School of Dental Hygiene Office (D212 – 780 Bannatyne Ave), given to students to bring to school for drop-off, dropped off directly at Main Street Project (71 Martha St) or arrangements for pick up of items may be possible.

Thank you for your support and help with giving back to the members of our community!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy Yerex @ Katherine.yerex@umanitoba.ca

Happy holidays!

The MDHA SDH Mentorship Committee

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