FREE Continuing Education Opportunity

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012 in continuing education | 0 comments

The University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association invites all oral health professionals to attend this special, one day continuing dental education event:

Cost-Effective Treatment of Edentulous Jaws with 1-Piece Implants Implant Overdentures Seminar Saturday, September 29, 2012

Implant prosthodontics is one of the fastest growing fields of dental practice today. To explore further this area of practice, the University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association has assembled a team of practitioners, led by Dr. Gerald Niznick, at the Bannatyne Campus. All oral health professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The session, that will focus on treatment options for the edentulous jaw will take place on Saturday, September 29, 9-12am in the Schwartz Lecture theatre at the Faculty of Dentistry building at 780 Bannatyne Avenue. The seminar is part of the Alumni of Distinction weekend taking place at the Faculty.

Independent studies confirm that implant overdentures can increase the satisfaction and quality of life of edentulous patients, in particular those who have difficulties with conventional dentures. Much of this is due to the many advantages offered by current technology. This three-hour session is designed to help oral health professionals learn more about this emerging area of the profession and how it may one day impact on their practice.

“The ultimate goal of implant dentistry is to replace missing teeth in the most natural way,” says Dr. Niznick, an alumnus of the Class of 1966 and an implant pioneer with 35 US patents and 30 year history in the dental implant industry. “Understanding the features, benefits, cost, and support offered with each implant system is important in making an informed decision.”
The session will be broad-based with practical insights about patient preferences and expectations, treatment planning, management, and predicted costs of this treatment for clinicians and their patients. Other discussion points may focus on the features, benefits and support offered with implant systems designed so that attendees can learn more about this emerging area of practice.

Dr. Reynaldo Todescan will provide the first year clinical results of the University of Manitoba’s Overdenture study. Drs. Marshall Hoffer (prosthodontist) and Dr. Dave Rusen (oral surgeon), will share their extensive experience treatment planning, placing and restoring implant cases.

There will be no charge to attend and Continuing Dental Education
Three Continuing Dental Education Credits will apply.
Those interested in attending can register in advance by calling Cheryl at the Faculty of Dentistry: 204.789.3787, via email:

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Join the MDHA Run for the Cure team!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2012 in community | 0 comments

Time to get your sneakers out and join MDHA as we participate in the CIBC Run/Walk for the Cure on Sunday, September 30, 2012!

Team Brush for the Cure 2012 is looking for MDHA members, family and friends to join the team, fundraise for a good cause (we are hoping to raise $1500) and then run/walk 5km. If you are interested in joining the team, visit and click on the purple tab that says Join a Team. From there, search for Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association under Team Name and MDHA will pop up as a team name with Kathy Yerex as Team Captain.

Once you click join, follow the instructions until you’re registered! There is a registration fee of $40 for the event, but if you commit to fundraise at least $150, you can register for free. If a minimum of 10 Team Members register and either pay $40 or raise $150 by September 14, 2012, each team member receives a team T-shirt! Let’s try to get as many team members as possible signed up by September 14, so we can all wear a MDHA Brush for the Cure t-shirt!

 If you are unable to participate in the event, but would like to donate, go to and click on Donate to search for a participant by name. Hope to see you all out on Septmeber 30 with your running shoes on!

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