The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA) is in search of Registered Dental Hygienists who are MDHA members and would like to become a mentor within the Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA)/School of Dental Hygiene (SDH) Mentorship Program. The mentorship committee has been busy planning for a new VIRUTAL mentorship program. We are very excited to open up the program to dental hygienists across Manitoba as the virtual component of our program now gives MDHA member dental hygienists across Manitoba the opportunity to participate in this program. 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 online orientation session each fall over the 2 years.
 
3) Connect with your student online twice in the fall and twice in the spring – this is replacing the in-office private practice observations.
 
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 are a MDHA member. 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 Katherine.yerex@umanitoba.ca or Kaleigh Warden Kaleigh.warden@umanitoba.ca We are excited to hear from you!