COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Update

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Today, February 23rd, the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria for Manitobans was updated to include health-care workers who work in dental offices and have direct contact with patients.
 
Those who qualify will need to make an appointment for immunization. The vaccine call centre phone number is 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).  You will be screened to ensure you meet current eligibility criteria when you call to book an appointment.
 
For full details click on this link:
 
https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html

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Periodontal Therapy Continuing Education Model

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA is pleased to offer this webinar by Oral Science to our members.  This webinar is being offered at no charge to MDHA Members and is taking place as follows:

Saturday, March 20th
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Registration Required – click here to register!

Part 1Innovative and Interactive Strategies with the Aim of Increased Compliance with Periodontal Based Therapy and Treatment Planning – by Jo-Anne Jones, RDH

Learning objectives:

  • Apply an understanding of Periodontal disease as a Whole-Body Inflammatory Disease.
  • Review Chronic inflammatory systemic diseases and their link to Periodontal Disease.
  • Adopt screening protocols to quickly assess risk for disease activity.
  • Acknowledge the impact of “time” on risk assessment and treatment planning.
  • Outline and review the Dental Hygiene process of care.
  • Identify current evidenced based products and technology to quickly assess disease activity and enhance patient care.
  • Create effective communication strategies to improve Co-Diagnosis process, patient education, motivation, and compliance.

Part 2Periodontal Treatment Planning & Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment Strategies – by Kim Miller, RDH

Learning objectives:

  • Adopt screening protocols to quickly assess risk for disease activity.
  • Apply an understanding of your patients’ Periodontal disease by factoring in collected clinical assessment data.
  • Enhance your diagnostic protocols with the most up-to-date products and technology.
  • Explore alternative treatment options for early intervention and increased profitability.
  • Utilize advanced communication for patient motivation and education.
  • Refine your ability to handle patient concerns and compliance.
  • Implement periodontal treatment therapies with current technologies.
  • Execute therapy with the highest level of comfort and efficacy to achieve optimal patient results and satisfaction.
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