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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