For Goodness Change – Taking care of Ourselves!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

FIT TO SIT WORKOUTS – 2 Opportunities to get Moving!

Tuesday, January 19th and Tuesday, February 2nd
7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
This 45 minute workout is designed to challenge the muscles that support good posture and body alignment. We will begin with a gentle warm up and continue through a series of exercises with the intention of strengthening the muscles required to help you perform daily, repetitive tasks, pain free. By increasing your body awareness, strength and endurance we hope to reduce the incidence of acute and chronic injuries. The workout closes with a relaxing full body stretch and breath work.  You will need a sturdy chair, unrestrictive clothing, a mat or carpeted area, a towel and a clear space to move. Options for adding other resistance tools to enhance the intensity will also be explained.
Fit to Sit is facilitated by Brenda Kulik-Macaulay.  Brenda has been in the fitness industry for decades and was awarded Manitoba’s Fitness Instructor of the year for 2010. She is certified by the MFC (Manitoba Fitness Council) in Group Fitness and Resistance Training and also holds certifications for TRX Suspension Training, Group Cycling, Stability Ball, Drums Alive and is a Bellyfit Master Trainer. She teaches a wide variety of fitness classes to participants from 6-90+ years of age. Brenda along with Professor Laura McDonald developed the “Fit to Sit” program to help educate dental hygienist students on proper alignment, movement patterns and strengthening exercises that will support longevity in their career.

Click here to Register for January 19th
Click here to Register for February 2nd
BUILDING STRENGTH AND MOBILITY &
INJURY PREVENTION AND CARE FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS

Tuesday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 16th
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Session 1 – February 9thIntroduction to strength and mobility trainingDetermining when it is most appropriate to strengthen and when to stretchAddressing Upper Cross Syndrome (head, neck, chest, and shoulder strain and tightness)Heat and Cold applicationSession 2 – February 16thDeep dive into common hand, wrist, and forearm pathologies present in the fieldStrengthening and stretching for de quervain’s, carpal tunnel, tennis and golfer’s elbow (or how to prevent these from occurring in the first place)The importance of core strength (and the exercises to address it)
Building Strength and Mobility & Injury Prevention and Care for Dental Hygienists will be facilitated by Brittany Bruinooge.  Brittany is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist who is active in her fitness community. She is currently working at Pan Am Sport Medicine Clinic in orthopaedic research while completing her Master’s Degree in the College of Rehabilitative Sciences at the University of Manitoba with a focus on rehabilitation following ACL knee surgery. She primarily works with high performance athletes who are seeking strength and conditioning programming to take their sport to the next level. But her real enjoyment comes from introducing people to resistance training and new activities to keep them motivated and moving for life!

Click here to register for February 9th
Click here to register for February 16th
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MDHA PD Offerings- Implicit and Unconscious Bias

Posted by on Dec 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA is pleased to continue our webinar series themed “For Goodness CHANGE” focusing on different ways our world, perspectives, and profession are changing, now more than ever.  

Our next offering is a two part series (only one registration required), facilitated by Ms. Jackie Gruber, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.  

The webinar series is being offered at the following cost:

$30.00 – MDHA Members
$50.00 – Non Members

To register for the two part session, please see the link below.  Both sessions will be facilitated via zoom. Registered attendees will receive a link to access the meeting via zoom the day before each session.

PART ONE
Wednesday, January 13th
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Title:
 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: A Dialogue on Implicit Bias

Abstract: This training will discuss Implicit Bias, how it impacts our decision making and provide practical strategies to interrupt it. Implicit Bias refers to the attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes that affect our actions and decisions.  These biases can be both favorable and unfavorable. Implicit bias questions the level to which these biases are unconscious especially as we are being made increasingly aware of them. Once we know that biases are not always explicit, we are responsible for them. We all need to recognize and acknowledge our biases and find ways to mitigate their impact on our behavior and decisions. 

  • Deepen and promote understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Complete an implicit bias training exercise and discuss the potential impact of bias
  • List opportunities for interventions to limit the impact of bias

PART TWO
Wednesday, February 3rd
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Title: How Does Unconscious Bias Affect Care Decisions in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry?

Abstract: This webinar will provide an important overview of the current times, our need  to be self-aware and our call to action in promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in our daily lives including private practice in dentistry and dental hygiene. As the result of attending the webinar, participants will receive a set of tools to strengthen the care of patients, students, and dental colleagues.

Learning Objectives:

  • better define the terms of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • complete an implicit bias training exercise
  • discuss the potential impact of bias
  • list various opportunities for intervention to limit the impact of bias

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For Goodness Change…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA is pleased to kick off our webinar series.  The theme of this series of webinars is “For Goodness CHANGE” and will focus on different ways our world, perspective and profession are changing, now more than ever.  

The MDHA is pleased to offer this first webinar at NO CHARGE to members.  As this one will set the tone for the entire series, we feel it is important for as many members as possible to take it in.

Please click the link below to register via zoom.  Once registered, you will automatically receive a link from zoom to access the meeting.

Tuesday, December 8th
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facilitated by: Laura MacDonald

Title:
 Health is created in settings where people work…

Abstract: A well-known determinant of health is employment and working conditions. In this webinar, we will engage in discussion about salutogenesis or health creation with respect to dental hygiene practice settings. We will consider strategies that enable, mediate, and advocate for health for all in our practice settings. Further, we will explore actions such as creating healthy practice policies that promote a salutogenic way of being. We create health–let’s talk about it.

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MDHA Participation in 2020 Mitzvah Day

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA is proud to participate in the 2020 Mitzvah Day with the donation of 200 toothbrushes and toothpaste to the Mama Bear Clan – the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Community Patrol.  As COVID restrictions have limited the amount of community engagement the MDHA has been able to facilitate this year, we are so very pleased to be able to participate!  

Mitzvah Day is a Jewish led day of social action that brings thousands of people together of all faiths and none, and all ages, to give their time, not their money, to make a different to the local community around them.  For more information on what Mitzvah Day, please see below!

We would encourage any MDHA members who are interested in getting involved with their own Mitzvah Day activity, to reach out to the MDHA office at info@mdha.ca.

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2020 CIBC Run for the Cure

Posted by on Sep 3, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2020 Run for the Cure Goes Virtual!

This year the CIBC Run for the Cure will look VERY different as it will now be a virtual experience due to social distancing restrictions. This gives you the unique opportunity to make the run whatever we want it to be. You can get your office together, a small group of friends and family, or even challenge yourself to run/walk/jog a 5k to raise money for breast cancer research. Be creative with location, gear, and be sure to incorporate dental hygiene in some way or another. The top three sub-teams on MDHA Brush for the Cure will be selected by the Board and MDHA members then have the chance to vote for their favourite, this teams photo will be featured in the Montage. The team that receives the most votes will also receive a prize package of treats and products from local Manitoba companies (prize worth over $250!) to share amongst your team!

This year because we can’t engage in person, the event will unfortunately not be eligible for PAR. However, this should not stop us. Our team has always worked together to raise money for the important work Cancer Care does and I encourage everyone to continue to do so. Please join us!

The first step is to download the CIBC Run for the Cure App. Here, you can sign up for team MDHA Brush for the Cure and track your progress. Or, simply visit this link to register online. Cancer Care is continuing to develop their exciting virtual experience which will still include an inspirational opening ceremony, a high-energy warm-up and a few other surprises.

I hope to “see” you all there October 4th. Tag us on Instagram @mdha__ with the hashtag #mdhabrushforthecure2020 with your team all geared up on Run Day for a chance to win.

Your Team Captain,

– Jasmine Bonenfant

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Mentors Needed!

Posted by on Aug 2, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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!

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2019-20 MDHA Annual General Meeting

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA is pleased to announce details surrounding its 2019-20 Annual General meeting which will be offered virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Details are as follows:

Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Offered virtually via Zoom Webinar


In addition to the regular business of the meeting, we are pleased to announce that Leanne Huvenaara, CDHA President and Ondina Love, CDHA CEO will also be on hand to provide an update to our members on COVID-19 and its implications from a provincial and national standpoint.

Attendance at the event is free, however we do require registration.  Please click the link below to register to attend the meeting.  More information, including how to access the meeting virtually will be sent closer to.

Click here to register for the meeting

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