Ultrasonic Workshops available for March 2011!

Posted by on Dec 13, 2010 in workshops | 0 comments

Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation Workshop
Lisa Shoemaker, RDH, Clinical Educator

Two sessions:

Thursday March 3rd, 2011
Theater E, Faculty of Dentistry
6 pm -9 pm
Supper included

Saturday March 5th, 2011
RM S112, Faculty of Dentistry
9 am -12 pm
Breakfast included

Number of registrations is limited for this 3 hour lecture & hands-on workshop.

Sponsored by:
Manitoba Dental Hygienists’ Association & Dentsply Canada

As oral health professionals are constantly being challenged to meet the demands of today’s non-surgical periodontal therapy, it is critical that they possess the knowledge and skills that allow for the most effective utilization of ultrasonic technology. With the use of a camera, the course facilitator with provide a “live” visual experience that will offer the opportunity for participants to calibrate their ultrasonic scaling technique against current scientific information. Participants will have the opportunity to use a variety of ultrasonic inserts and typodonts as they are guided through the process of insert selection, strategic insert sequencing and insert adaptation in the most anatomically challenging situations. As pain management is an essential component of periodontal therapy procedures, anesthetic options will be discussed briefly and will include information on a new, non-injectable anesthetic for scaling and/or root planing.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this course the participant will be able to

1. Discuss the benefits of ultrasonic technology as they apply to the removal of calculus and BIOFILM

2. Select the appropriate inserts and strategically sequence ultrasonic instrumentation in the most safe and effective manor

3. Demonstrate ultrasonic insert adaptation in the most anatomically challenging situations

4. Achieve an improved level of patient comfort while using ultrasonic technology

5. Demonstrate the application of non-injectable anesthetic as is applies to scaling and/or root planing.

COST: MDHA members-$55, Non-Members-$85
Prepayment and contact information required by mail to
P.O. Box 25112
Winnipeg, MB
R2V 4C7 Canada
Cheque payable to: MDHA
Deadline: February 1, 2011
CONTACT: Mary Bertone via info@mdha.ca

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Professional Development line-up for 2010

Posted by on Sep 14, 2010 in professional development | 0 comments

The new line-up for the MDHA Lecture Series and other sessions are now up under the Professional Development section.

Keep checking back for up to date information on sessions and other MDHA professional development announcements.

Also, check your mailbox for the MDHA Professional Development Calendar Postcard.

1st lecture series session is on September 21st!

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Congratulations Harriet Rosenbaum, University of Manitoba’s Dental Hygiene Alumnus of Distinction!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in Alumni, School of Dental Hygiene, U of M | 0 comments

Come help celebrate this great honour with Harriet at the 2010 Alumni of Distinction Banquet. This is a great event to support our University, reconnect with alumni, and most of all have fun!

The 2010 Alumni of Distinction Banquet will be held at the Fort Garry Hotel, Concert Ballroom on
Friday, September 24, 2010

Tickets are $125
Reserve tickets: dent_events@umanitoba.ca
or call 204.789.3249

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MDHA Membership Has It’s Benefits…

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in membership info | 0 comments

Find First Aid is offering MDHA members Health Care Provider Level C CPR at a reduced rate of $30.

You will be requested to provide your CDHA membership number as only those providing proof of membership receive the discount. Please call Find First Aid to book your spot as they have a maximum number of spaces that the room can comfortably accommodate (see schedule below for dates and times of upcoming classes).

Find First Aid

More information available at www.findfirstaid.com/mdha_members_11.html

And remember, December 1, 2010 is our registration renewal deadline with CDHM so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to fulfill all of the registration requirements!

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Become a Dental Hygiene Mentor!

Posted by on Aug 4, 2010 in School of Dental Hygiene, U of M, volunteer | 0 comments

The MDHA would like to invite you to be a part of the MDHA/School of Dental Hygiene Mentorship Program. This program plays a vital role in a dental hygiene student’s transition from student to practicing Dental Hygienist. As a mentor, you will have a lasting impact on your mentee’s educational experience, and future within the our profession of dental hygiene.

Mentorship not only helps your mentee it provides you the mentor with a great environment to meet other dental hygienists and build new connections within the profession. Dental Hygiene students bring with them current knowledge of the profession, and you the mentor brings with your clinical experience of the real world. Mentor/mentee can learn from each other. Can you see how this truly can be a win/win situation for everyone involved!?

Your role as a mentor would include the following:

  1. A two year commitment (You would remain with your mentee for the duration of their 2 years at the School of Dental Hygiene)
  2. Attend Open Assembly/The White Coat Ceremony to share in the tradition of welcoming the students to our profession and presenting your mentees with their white coat.
  3. Attend an MDHA sponsored evening per term, total of 4 events throughout the 2 years.
  4. In first year, your mentee would observe you in practice twice.
  5. In second year, your mentee would observe you in practice once.
  6. Attend the MDA/Faculty of Dentistry Graduation Breakfast at graduation in late May.
  7. Be a consistent source of encouragement for your mentee and a resource if they have questions, concerns, or require support throughout their 2 year education.

We would love to have you as part of the Mentorship Program. We invite Dental Hygienists from all walks of the profession – newer grads (min. one year experience), established DH’s within specialty or general practices, health promotion, etc. Keep in mind, volunteering for the Mentorship Program is a great way also to tackle some criteria within the CDHM’s Continuing Competency Program, and you can have a fun time doing it!

The commitment is small, but the rewards are BIG!

Sound interested? Have questions? Contact us ASAP as the School of Dental Hygiene’s newest incoming class starts within the next month.

Excited to hear from you!

Deanna Mackay, Kaleigh Warden, Erin Mirecki
MDHA Mentorship Committee
Contact us by phone or email at: 981-7327 or dmackay (at) mdha.ca or kwarden (at) mdha.ca

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