AGM Reminder!

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in AGM | 0 comments

MDHA’s Annual General Meeting will be taking place this year on Monday, June 20, 2011 at Players Golf Course (2695 Inkster Blvd – just west of Route 90).

Check-in will be from 6:15-6:45pm with dinner, meeting and guest speakers to follow.

This is your opportunity to learn more about the work of the MDHA over the past year, meet your board members and take on an active role in the governance of YOUR association.

RSVP to the meeting required by June 1 to or by calling 981-7327.
The AGM has generously been sponsored by Crest OralB.

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Volunteers Needed!

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in volunteer | 0 comments

MDHA has another presentation to send your way!

This presentation is for Westgrove Children’s Centre at 50 Westgrove Way. There would be two presentations – one for children ages 2-5 and the other one for children ages 5-12. They have requested anytime, any day in the first week of July. The emphasis would be on basic home care and nutrition. It sounds as though oral hygiene awareness is poor among this group of children and this presentation could be very beneficial!

Also, the presentation for Sir William Osler School is still available!

Please don’t hesitate to email Tara at if you would like to do one of these presentations or have any questions at all.

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Volunteer Opportunity – Adult Education

Posted by on May 21, 2011 in volunteer | 0 comments

We have just received a request for one more volunteer!

Location: Sir William Osler School, 1600 Grant Avenue, Room 2

Details: This presentation is for a group of 12 adult students consisting of mostly immigrants and refugees with a kindergarten level comprehension of English. The class is studying oral health and would like a short presentation on dental hygiene – max length 20-25 minutes. Basic oral hygiene and the importance of good nutrition explained in a visual/tactile way would be ideal.

We have a couple great visual/tactile ideas for you to use if you need help getting started; the use of simple pictures/clip art of good foods and bad foods is also great.

Timing: The presentation is flexible! The class runs 12:45-3:45 until June 13th. Ideally they would like the presentation as soon as possible as they’re discussing oral health right now.

Other info: The MDHA can supply toothbrushes and toothpaste for this presentation.

This would be a great opportunity to get a head start on the PAR component of the CDHM’s Continuing Competency Program 🙂

Please consider volunteering your time.

For further information or to sign up, please contact Tara at

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U of M Fall Local Anesthesia Course

Posted by on May 12, 2011 in professional development | 0 comments

Course Description:
This course will prepare the dental hygienist to become competent in the administration of both block and infiltration local anesthesia. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms of pain and a thorough understanding of the pharmacology of dental drugs and their interactions with the client’s current conditions and medications.

The course consists of a minimum of 6 weeks of self-study prior to the 3-day workshop.
Day 1: review and examination of didactic material
Day 2 & 3: clinical administration of anesthesia on each other

Dates: November 4-6, 2011
Workshop Fees: $950.00
Registration and fee due by September 12, 2011

For more information, please contact Lisa Chrusch at the School of Dental Hygiene (204)272-3062

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Volunteer Opportunities – Updated!

Posted by on May 8, 2011 in volunteer | 0 comments

Swan River Preschool Wellness Fair – Swan River
We have a volunteer organizer for this event – but we could still use additional volunteers for the event on May 17th. If you are interested, please let Tara know!

Childhood Oral Health Presentation – Anola
We are still looking for volunteers for this event. Exact times and dates are flexible for these two presentations; the request is that they occur between July 11 – 15.

Don’t forget – MDHA has resources available for your use in presentations!

For more information, contact Tara at

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Volunteer Opportunities to Promote Great Oral Health!

Posted by on May 3, 2011 in volunteer | 0 comments

The MDHA has received the following presentation requests to take place between May and July:

  • Swan River Preschool Wellness Fair – Swan River. The event will take place on May 17, 10-6 at the Swan River Curling Club. This presentation is aimed at children from birth to 5 years of age. A request was made for a booth to be set up at the fair and, if possible, for oral health screenings as well.
  • Healthy Baby Group – Winnipeg. This event will take place at Braeside Evangelical Mennonite Church – 1011 Munroe Avenue. Dates are flexible – ideally May 26th or June 23; they’re looking for a Thursday from ~ 1:45 – 2:30. The group is made up of approximately 15 pre-natal and post-natal women. The focus of the presentation is on pre-natal health and development of teeth as well as the care of teeth from birth to age 5.
  • Childhood Oral Health Presentation – Anola. This event will take place at Springfield Learning Centre in Anola. The group is approximately 25 children divided into 2-5 year old and 6-12 year old groups. The presentation for the younger children is 20-30 minutes and 35-45 minutes for the older group. Presentation dates and times are flexible between July 11 – 15.
    1. MDHA can provide toothbrush samples for presentations as well as some presentation material if required.

      For more detailed information and to volunteer for these events, please contact Tara at

      All volunteer opportunities presented through MDHA will satisfy the Professional Participation component of the CDHM Continuing Competency Program.

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