2019/20 MDHA CPD Offerings –

The MDHA PD Committee is pleased to present the following presentations throughout the 2019/20 year to Manitoba Dental Hygienists.  Please see the three offerings below and register today by clicking on the appropriate link

Cost per Presentation:
 $25 Members, $50 Non Members, Free for Students*

* STUDENTS – please email info@mdha.ca to register rather than going through the registration link 

Space in each of these lectures is limited –
register today by clicking the purple links below for each individual course!


Drugs & Oral Health: the not so good, the bad, and the ugly

November 20, 2019
Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry- Schwartz Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presenter – Jamie Falk, BScPharm, PharmD

This session will identify some of the common and/or serious adverse oral events associated with commonly used medications, and will aim to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the potential implications of these adverse events, recognize predisposing factors, and explore possible approaches to prevention and treatment.

To register for this session, click here.


Why we do what we do: Rational behind IPAC Interventions

February 20, 2020
Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry- Schwartz Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presenter: Cindy Isaak-Ploegman, RDH, BA, MEd

This course will provide participants with a process to determine and compare and contrast approaches to sterilization and disinfection as it relates to dental hygiene practice through recent literature findings (EBDM), recent trends in emerging infectious diseases both globally and locally, national standards and adherence to local licensing body requirements, and recent advances in dental treatment. Also this course will provide participants with an update on the importance of self-care of the dental hygienist and the relationship with infection prevention and control  interventions such as immunization, risk management, hand hygiene, PPE and professionalism. 

To register for this session, click here.


2018 AAP Periodontal Classification System – clear as mud?

April 15, 2020 – SOLD OUT

May 20, 2020 – Register with the link below!

Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry- Schwartz Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presenters – Kathy Yerex, BSc, RDH & Shannon Nichol, RDH
*this workshop is being offered as a follow up to the lecture offered by CDHA after the 2019 MDHA AGM however it is not required that you attended the June session to register for this one.

With the recent changes in the periodontal classification system, your dental hygiene world may feel like it has been turned upside down – everything you have known and practiced regarding periodontal classification is new and different. The previous classification system was last updated in 1999 so this change is a big deal! If you are struggling to understand the new classification system or have had an introduction to system, but are wanting to understand it better, this workshop is for you. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the new classification system as well as an opportunity to apply the new information to case studies.

To register for this session, click here.