Download the MDHASDH Mentorship Program Manual for 2017-2018 in PDF format.

Complete the online MDHA/SDH Mentorship Program Mentor Student Evaluation Form


Mentorship plays such an important role in the professional lives of dental hygienists, and both the student and the Mentor grow from the experience. When I reflect on my own career, I am grateful for the powerful, supportive roles that mentors have played in helping me to become both the dental hygienist, and the person, that I have become. Today, in my role as an educator, I find myself mentored by my students. I may be there to teach them, but I am learning from them, as well. Mentorship is a shared experience with shared development and growth; may you all share in these benefits.

Mary Bertone
Director — The University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene


The mentorship program played a large role in developing my understanding of the profession of dental hygiene. My first experience in the private practice setting was when I had the opportunity to observe my mentor. It was fantastic to have a cheerleader like my mentor offering encouragement and advice as I continued through school and transitioned into “real world” practice. I hope the dental hygiene students this year get to enjoy a similar experience!


Taleisha Doiron, RDH
President – Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association