U of M Oral-Systemic Health Day

Posted by on Dec 22, 2013 in events, U of M | 0 comments

Oral-Systemic Health Day at the University of Manitoba on February 7, 2014. This course offers two sessions discussing the interrelationship between poor oral health and increased risk for a number of serious systemic diseases and conditions. The registration deadline is January 26, 2014.  More information can be found on this PDF.
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MDHA Community Outreach

Posted by on Dec 1, 2013 in community, outreach | 0 comments

Dear Colleagues

The holiday season is upon us and MDHA is preparing  hampers for two families in need through the Christmas Cheer Board.  If you would like to help  out, please bring non-perishable food items to the main reception area at our office at 200E – 1215 Henderson Hwy (2nd floor) from November 26 to December 13th, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM.  If you would like to buy a toy for one of the 8 children please contact Heather at communityoutreach@mdha.ca or (204) 802-7998 for more information about the children’s gender and ages.

Additionally, we are updating our volunteer email list. Please send an email to Heather at communityoutreach@mdha.ca if you are interested in receiving emails about community volunteer opportunities (which count as PAR requirements for the CDHM CCP program) or  if you would like to have your name added to the volunteer list (you are not committing yourself to anything by having your name on the list).  Also, if you think that your name is on the list but you have not been receiving the volunteer opportunity request emails please contact me at the above email address to let me know.  These volunteer opportunities are lots of fun and are a great way to promote our profession and good oral hygiene!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and thank you as you generously share with others in our community who are less fortunate than we are!
Yours truly,

Heather Sirkovsky, RDH
Community Outreach Committee
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MDHA Positions for 2013 – 2014

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in MDHA executive | 0 comments

Executive Director
Kim Wozniak
Stephanie Champagne
Larissa Bubnowicz
Past President
Shauna McGregor
Mentorship Committee Chair
Kaleigh Warden
Maricris Reyes
Charissa Jacinto
CHDA Representative, U of M Endowment Fund Advisory Committee, Student Liaison
Mary Bertone
Professional Development Chair
Karen Kiazyk Kaatz
DH3 Student Rep
Morgan Galinaitis
DH2 Student Rep
Nikki Nhan
Rural Representative
Kaitlin Gregorie
Membership Chair
Jaime Culchieth
Sponsorship Chair
Carla Zamrykut
Community Outreach Chair
Heather Sirkovsky
Westman Representative
Melanie Peters
Eastman Representative
Montage Editor
Val Olivier
Job Placement
Cindy Niziol
Sandra Lemoine
Provincial Council of Women of Manitoba
(PCWM) Rep
Twyla Hoffman
U of M Dental Faculty Council
Diane Girardin
Oral Health Team/Working group
Angela Rosales
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A Comprehensive Course on Smoking Cessation: Essential Skills and Strategies

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in workshops | 0 comments


This introductory online course will help practitioners to screen, assess and treat people with tobacco dependence using evidence-base pharmacotherapies and psycho-social interventions. Tools and techniques for enhancing motivation and facilitating cessation groups are also covered. A series of content-based online quizzes are administered at the end of each module.


After completing this online course you will be able to:
  • Identify the major clinical implications of smoking prevalence and provice clear and accurate information surrounding tobacco use and dependence.
  • Adapt and apply evidence-based screenging and assessment tolls and psycho-social interventions for tobacco dependence.
  • Identify and describe evidence-based use of pharmacotherpaies in tobacco cessation and their therapeutic use.
  • integrate motivational interviewing strategies into clinical practice with clients whoa re ambivalent towards behaviour change.

Part of the internationally accredited TEACH Certificate Program

Important Course Details

Apply online between Monday August 19, 2013 and Friday September 6, 2013 at www.teachproject.ca.
This course runs from October 9, 2013 to December 11, 2013 as 10 online modules totalling 19.5 hours.
Program Fee: $200

For more information


416-535-8501 ext. 1600


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School of Dental Hygiene’s Golden Anniversary Brunch

Posted by on Jul 18, 2013 in Alumni, events, reception, School of Dental Hygiene | 0 comments

Reservations Now Open!!
Plan to attend the School of Dental Hygiene’s Golden Anniversary Brunch
Calling all alumni members of the University of Manitoba’s School of Dental Hygiene.
Reservations are now being accepted for the School of Dental Hygiene Golden Anniversary Champagne Brunch. This 50th anniversary celebration will be taking place on Saturday, September 21, 2013, beginning at 11 am at the Brodie Centre at the University of Manitoba’s Bannatyne Campus.
Your ticket can now be reserved for this alumni-only event by contacting the School of Dental Hygiene.
Simply send an email to the school office: dent_hygiene@umanitoba.ca.
You can also call 204.789.3683.
A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Also, please remember — there is a limit of one ticket per person.
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MDHA Mentor Recruitment for the School of Dental Hygiene

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Mentorship, School of Dental Hygiene, UMSDHAA | 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 the dental hygiene students transition from a student to a practicing dental hygienist.
As a mentor, you will have a lasting impact on your mentee’s educational experience, and the future of our profession. Mentorship not only helps guide your mentee, it provides you the mentor with a great environment to meet other dental hygienists and to build new connections within our profession.
The dental hygiene students bring with them current knowledge of our profession, and you the mentor brings clinical and employment experience of the real world. Both mentor and mentee can learn from each other. Can you see how this truly can be a win/win situation for all those involved!?
Your role as a mentor would include the following:
  1. A two year commitment (You will remain with your mentee for the duration of their 2 years at the School of Dental Hygiene)
  2. Attend the MDHA sponsored networking evenings. These occur once per term, which would total 4 evening events throughout the 2 years.
  3. In the first year, your mentee will observe you in practice twice.
  4. In the second year, your mentee would observe you in practice once.
  5. Attend the MDA/Faculty of Dentistry Graduation Breakfast within the graduation year of your mentee in late May.
  6. Be a consistent source of encouragement and a resource for your mentee if they have any questions, concerns, or require support throughout their 2 years of 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, or within health promotion.
Keep in mind, volunteering for the Mentorship Program is not only fun it is a great way to tackle some criteria within the CDHM’s Continuing Competency Program.
The commitment is small, but the rewards are BIG!
Sound interesting? Have questions? Contact us ASAP as the School of Dental Hygiene’s newest incoming class starts in mid-August.You can contact us at: mentorship@mdha.ca or call and leave a message for us at : 204-981-7327
Excited to hear from you!
Talk soon,
MDHA Mentorship Committee
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