Workshop Announcement – Advanced Ultrasonics

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Advanced Ultrasonics Workshop
Winnipeg, MB
November 13, 2019

Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve 

COURSE TYPE:  Advanced Ultrasonic Workshop
COST: Discussion/Mini Hands-on  – $80 (Members) $160 (non members)   
Max Attendance 24 *
COURSE LENGTH:   6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (3 hours) 
LOCATION: Dr. Gerald Niznick, College of Dentistry Brass Lab

 Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Canada 

The science behind ultrasonic debridement is changing rapidly!  New research shows that Canadian dental hygienists are not keeping pace and are underutilizing curved ultrasonic instruments. This one-of-a-kind workshop combines cutting-edge teaching methods with active ultrasonic equipment to focus on complete calculus removal and biofilm removal/disruption. RDHs of all levels will see improved clinical performance after completing this workshop.

Participants will work with provided typodonts and magnetostrictive units/inserts.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:Identify technique oversights that hinder clinical outcomes – demonstrate the most effective principles of ultrasonic instrumentation including grasp, fulcrum, insertion, lateral pressure, activation and adaptation.Increase removal of calculus and biofilm – compare ultrasonic instruments characteristics and demonstrate technique needed to reduce the adjunct use of hand instruments.Simplify curved left and right instruments – demonstrate most effective curved instrument adaptation in furcations, concavities and curved root surfaces; state the rationale for eliminating curettes. 

To sign up: email or call (204)981-7327
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Panoramic Radiographs in Dentistry – CE Opportunity

Posted by on Sep 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Course Description

Panoramic radiography is a commonly used imaging modality in dental practice and can be a valuable diagnostic tool in the dentist’s armamentarium. However, the panoramic image is a complex projection of the jaws with multiple superimpositions and distortions, which may be exacerbated by technical errors in image acquisition. Furthermore, the panoramic radiograph depicts numerous anatomic structures outside of the jaws, which may create additional interpretation challenges.

Successful interpretation of panoramic radiographs begins with an understanding of the normal anatomy of the head and neck and how it is depicted in this image type. A systematic and repeated approach to examining panoramic radiographs will be reviewed to ensure that critical findings are not overlooked. Examples of challenging interpretations, including variations of anatomy, artefacts and disease, will be presented to illustrate these concepts.

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The Role of Taste & Oral Microbiome in Caries Risk in Young Children

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please see below for another offering from the Healthy Smile Happy Child presentation series:

The Role of Taste & Oral Microbiome in Caries Risk in Young Children

DATE: August 21,, 2019
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

The following will be presented by Dr. Vivianne Cruz de Jesus, DDS (PhD Candidate)

· What are taste receptors?
· Does being a super taster make a child less likely to have tooth decay?
· What kind of bacteria lives in children’s mouths?
· Does the taster status affect the number of bacteria in children’s mouths?
· Are boys at greater risk for tooth decay than girls?

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Join the MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association is in search of Registered Dental Hygienists & MDHA members who would like to become a mentor within the MDHA/SDH Mentorship Program. The mentorship committee has been busy planning for NEW and creative ways to actively engage Registered Dental Hygienists and dental hygiene students to create a positive and meaningful impact on our community. This program plays a vital role in a Dental Hygiene student’s transition from student to private practice. As a mentor, you will have a lasting impact on your mentee’s educational experience and future in Dental Hygiene.

Your role as a Dental Hygiene mentor would include:

1) A two year commitment (ie. you would remain with your student for the duration of their 2 years in the School of Dental Hygiene)

2) Attend an MDHA sponsored evening per term, 2-3 events throughout the 2 years.

3) Allowing your student to observe you in private practice.

5) Be an available resource for your student if they have questions, concerns, or require support throughout their 2 year education.

We would love to have you as part of our Mentorship Program. We invite Registered Dental Hygienists from all walks of the profession – newer grads, established DH’s, specialty practice DH’s, etc. All we ask is that mentors have at least one year of experience in the profession and practice within Winnipeg, MB or the surrounding area. Keep in mind, volunteering for the Mentorship Program is a great way to achieve your PAR requirements through CDHM, and have fun doing it!

The commitment is small, but the rewards are BIG!

Interested? Have questions? Contact Kathy Yerex or Kaleigh Warden We are excited to hear from you!


MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee

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Register Today! MDHA 2019 AGM

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 2019 Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 8th as follows:

Registration & Breakfast – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting & Professional Development – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Victoria Inn & Conference Centre
1808 Wellington Ave

Additional information, including a meeting agenda, will be circulated closer to the meeting date.  The morning is free to attend for all MDHA members, however we do ask that all who plan to come register in advance by clicking on the link below.  Registration for the event will close on May 31st – register today!

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Happy National Dental Hygienists Week!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

WINNIPEG sign at The Forks to be lit purple in celebration of NDHW!

Join us at the Forks – Thursday, April 11th @ 6 p.m.

April 6th to 12th, 2019 is National Dental Hygienists Week – let’s celebrate together! Part of the NDHW is the ‘Put your Purple on’, where National landmarks are lit up purple in celebration. The MDHA is pleased to announce that the WINNIPEG sign at The Forks will be lit up purple on Thursday, April 11th, 2019. Visit the sign at any time during the day to see it in it’s purple glory. The MDHA is also organizing a group shot at 6:00 p.m. Please consider joining us at that time to be included in the shot! Wear your purple and come be a part of the celebration!

Are you ready to show your #dhpurplepride this April but aren’t quite sure how? Click here to view a free webinar offered by the CDHA will provide a wealth of ideas and tips on how to join your dental hygienist colleagues in celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), April 6-12, 2019, and raise awareness of the profession and the message “Oral Health for Total Health.” Learn creative ways to participate through community and media outreach, contests, presentations, displays, tours, and other public awareness events and activities.

A great way to share oral health and dental hygiene messages with a wider audience during National Dental Hygienists Week is by supporting the MDHA’s and CDHA’s social media campaign.  In 2018, the NDHA social media activity reached a national audience of 5.5 million people, let’s exceed that this year!  By posting messages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, you can help educate Manitobans about the importance of maintaining good oral health practices, remind them that taking care of their mouth, teeth, and gums positively impacts other aspects of their lives, and help them understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession.

  • Oral health affects your overall health and wellness
  • Periodontal disease has been linked to serious illness, including lung disease, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Key steps to good oral health: brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth daily, rine using an antibacterial mouthwash, eliminate tobacco use, eat healthy food, and visit your dental hygienist regularly
  • Dental hygienists are registered health care professionals who work in a variety of settings, with people of all ages, to prevent oral disease
  • Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada with 29,246 professionals

#NDHW19 is the official hashtag for the week!

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