Register Today! MDHA 2019 AGM

Posted by on Apr 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The 2019 Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Saturday, June 8th as follows:

Registration & Breakfast – 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Meeting & Professional Development – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Victoria Inn & Conference Centre
1808 Wellington Ave

Additional information, including a meeting agenda, will be circulated closer to the meeting date.  The morning is free to attend for all MDHA members, however we do ask that all who plan to come register in advance by clicking on the link below.  Registration for the event will close on May 31st – register today!

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Happy National Dental Hygienists Week!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

WINNIPEG sign at The Forks to be lit purple in celebration of NDHW!

Join us at the Forks – Thursday, April 11th @ 6 p.m.

April 6th to 12th, 2019 is National Dental Hygienists Week – let’s celebrate together! Part of the NDHW is the ‘Put your Purple on’, where National landmarks are lit up purple in celebration. The MDHA is pleased to announce that the WINNIPEG sign at The Forks will be lit up purple on Thursday, April 11th, 2019. Visit the sign at any time during the day to see it in it’s purple glory. The MDHA is also organizing a group shot at 6:00 p.m. Please consider joining us at that time to be included in the shot! Wear your purple and come be a part of the celebration!

Are you ready to show your #dhpurplepride this April but aren’t quite sure how? Click here to view a free webinar offered by the CDHA will provide a wealth of ideas and tips on how to join your dental hygienist colleagues in celebrating National Dental Hygienists Week™ (NDHW™), April 6-12, 2019, and raise awareness of the profession and the message “Oral Health for Total Health.” Learn creative ways to participate through community and media outreach, contests, presentations, displays, tours, and other public awareness events and activities.

A great way to share oral health and dental hygiene messages with a wider audience during National Dental Hygienists Week is by supporting the MDHA’s and CDHA’s social media campaign.  In 2018, the NDHA social media activity reached a national audience of 5.5 million people, let’s exceed that this year!  By posting messages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, you can help educate Manitobans about the importance of maintaining good oral health practices, remind them that taking care of their mouth, teeth, and gums positively impacts other aspects of their lives, and help them understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession.

  • Oral health affects your overall health and wellness
  • Periodontal disease has been linked to serious illness, including lung disease, diabetes, and heart disease
  • Key steps to good oral health: brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, clean between your teeth daily, rine using an antibacterial mouthwash, eliminate tobacco use, eat healthy food, and visit your dental hygienist regularly
  • Dental hygienists are registered health care professionals who work in a variety of settings, with people of all ages, to prevent oral disease
  • Dental hygiene is the sixth largest registered health profession in Canada with 29,246 professionals

#NDHW19 is the official hashtag for the week!

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CDHA Board of Directors: Looking for a New Manitoba Voice

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

CDHA is seeking a candidate to fill the Director position in Manitoba. If you are interested, or if you know someone who would make a great contribution to the strategic direction of CDHA, please read the call for directors for your province and consider submitting a nomination package. All nominations and supporting documents must be received by March 15.…\

To learn more about the personal and professional benefits of volunteering on the board, please watch this short video.

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Specialized Sharpening Workshop being offered in Brandon, MB

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Brandon Public Library Classroom
710 Rosser Ave
Brandon, MB
Cost: $80.00/members, $160.00/non-members

Facilitated by:
Sheryl Sloshower, RDH, BSc(DH)
Lorraine Glassford, B.A., Dip D.H., RDH

Space is limited!  Reserve your space today by emailing
 Course Synopsis
This relaxed, informal and interactive workshop will highlight some of the latest sharpening strategies and techniques, and demonstrate various automated powered devices that are used to achieve sharp cutting edges on periodontal instruments.  Participants will be guided through a series of “hands-on” exercises, which will actively focus on:

SIMPLIFICATION — of manual sharpening techniques ·
UTILIZATION — of sharpening strategies and techniques
IMPLEMENTATION — of various automated powered devices

Course Objectives:
By the end of this workshop, the participant will be able to
-List the advantages of sharp instruments
-Define the cutting edge on a variety of instruments
-Evaluate an instrument for sharpness
-Identify useful sharpening strategies and techniques
-Implement safe manual and guided sharpening practices effectively
-Gain an overall sense of assurance and confidence as a result of a new perspective and attitude toward sharpening

Participants must bring their own instruments to this workshop {a sickle scaler, a universal curette (Barnhart, Columbia, or McCall), and a Gracey curette}. Diamond sharpening cards, Arkansas stones, ceramic stones, acrylic test sticks and sharpening instruction tools will be provided.

The MDHA will be giving away 2 door prizes that have been generously donated by Hu-Friedy!

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Donations Needed – Holiday Season Gift Drive

Posted by on Nov 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA SDH Mentorship Program is reaching out to mentors and students to support Main Street Project with their Holiday Season Gift Drive. We are asking mentors and students for donations of the following items:

  • toothbrushes
  • granola bars
  • playing cards
  • lip chap
  • chocolate holiday treats

Items can be dropped off at the School of Dental Hygiene Office (D212 – 780 Bannatyne Ave), given to students to bring to school for drop-off, dropped off directly at Main Street Project (71 Martha St) or arrangements for pick up of items may be possible.

Thank you for your support and help with giving back to the members of our community!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy Yerex @

Happy holidays!

The MDHA SDH Mentorship Committee

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Attention MDHA Mentors:

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

It is time for the DH2 students to start their required observations with you this term.

Please note the following important information:

1. As a mentor, you are required to complete the online feedback form regarding the student’s time during the observation within 1 week of the observation.
2. As a mentor, you must sign the observation form your student brings with them to the observation. Your student is required to reflect on the observation and as proof that the student was at the observation, we require your signature on that form.
Here is the link to the online feedback form:
The link can also be accessed through the MDHA website under About MDHA > Mentorship – (the link to the online feedback form is at the top of the page under the link to the program manual).
If anyone has questions/concerns about the program or their student observation or wants to provide feedback to us at any point, please contact Kathy at or Kaleigh at These are the best ways to get in touch with us and for us to reply in a timely fashion.
Thank you for your continued commitment to the advancing the future of dental hygiene!
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