Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation:  It’s Time to Rethink Your Curettes

Posted by on Mar 21, 2018 in CE events, continuing education, professional development | 0 comments

The MDHA is going to Brandon, MB on May 5, 2018

Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation:  It’s Time to Rethink Your Curettes

Part 1: Lecture/Discussion  – $80                Unlimited Attendance
Part 2: Discussion/Mini Hands-on  – $80      Max Attendance 24 *

PREREQUISITE:  AM session is prerequisite for the afternoon session

COURSE LENGTH:     AM:  3 hours (starts at 10am)           PM:  3 hours (starts at 2pm)

PARTICIPANT TEACHING TOOLS PROVIDED BY SPEAKER:  Hand-outs, ultrasonic insert kits and typodonts for hands on activities for the afternoon session.


Part 1:  Current research shows that Canadian Dental Hygienists are underutilizing and incorrectly implementing ultrasonics. Video and clinical images will be used as participants enhance ultrasonic knowledge and technique for the removal of calculus, stain and BIOFLM. Users of magnetostrictive and piezo technologies will find the information in this course clinically relevant.

Part 2: Typodonts and ultrasonic instruments will be provided to participants as an opportunity to practice ultrasonic instrument selection, sequencing and adaptation and gain strategies to maximize ultrasonics and minimize hand instrumentation. With the use of a camera, the course facilitator with provide “live” demonstrations to enrich learning.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of ultrasonic technology as they apply to the removal of calculus, stain and BIOFILM.  State rational for when not to use curettes.
  • Compare the differences and similarities between magnetostrictive and piezo ultrasonic technologies and how each related to clinical technique.
  • Discuss rational for the optimal selection of ultrasonic inserts for calculus/bioflim removal supra and subgingival.
  • Describe benefits and limitations of straight and curved ultrasonic instruments; gain confidence using left & right inserts/tips.
  • Discuss ‘best practices’ for patient comfort while using ultrasonic technology
To sign up: email info@mdha,ca or call (204)981-7327
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Professional Development 2017/2018

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in CE events, continuing education, MDHA lecture series, PAR, professional development | 0 comments


October 17, 2017

Common and/or Significant Flat or Minimally-Elevated Red & White Lesions of the Oral Cavity

Dr. John B. Perry

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM


November 22, 2017


Reynaldo Todescan

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM


February 7,  2018

Myth Busting Nutrition

Jorie Janzen

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9pm


February 21, 2018


Lorraine Glassford

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9pm


Cost for the Lecture Series: $160 for all  $80 for individual  (MDHA Members only)





November 6, 2017

Why is Saliva so Important for your Patient’s HealthDr. Colin Dawes

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

Open to everyone

Cost: $40




March 7, 2018


Lorraine Glassford & Sheryl Sloshower

Faculty of Dentistry, 7-9pm

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members




May, 2018 –Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – A Visual Presentation (Level 1)

Dani Bobtyl

Brandon, Manitoba

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members (limited seats)



May, 2018

Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – Expanding Your Clinical Confidence (Level 2)

Dani Bobtyl

Brandon, Manitoba

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members (limited seats)

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Upcoming CE event on March 4th

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in CE events, continuing education, professional development, training, workshops | 0 comments

The Top 10 Medically Compromised Clients
Presenter: Jennifer Turner, RDH, B.Sc.Jennifer Turner


Are you treating your medically compromised client effectively? You will distinguish traits, treatment plans, implementation tips and evaluate your client through case studies, discussions and videos.

You will analyze the medically compromised client and come away with valuable, key information that can be implemented immediately into practice so that you are treating your client’s safely and effectively.

As our population changes, we have more baby boomers who have become medically compromised, we have seniors that are living well past 90 years old who still have their natural dentition.

Are you prepared to treat the Top 10 Medically Compromised Client’s with knowledge, expertise and without putting your client at risk?

This course is one that you can’t afford to miss as you will learn numerous useful tips and refresh your memory on the top medical conditions and how it impacts the dental hygiene appointment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the Top 10 Medically Compromised Clients.
  • Recognize how compromised clients should be treated during an effective dental hygiene appointment.
  • Understand the key role that the medical history plays during treatment.


Throughout the presentation there are numerous activities geared to the adult learner to help facilitate the different learning styles. This is a very engaging, yet factual and serious course that is relevant to every dental hygienist working in private practice.

The Top 10 Medically Compromised Clients has numerous resources that guides the participant to layering their knowledge and enhancing their learning.

We will be using a discussion format to find out why we are seeing a rise in the dental hygiene appointment for medically compromised patients and how this impacts everyone involved. The participants will work on case studies that involve medical emergencies in the dental office.

There are short but very effective video clips that helps the learner understand the medical condition so they are able to educate their patients more effectively after completing this course.

Participants will come away from this course with a solid understanding of the “Top 10” conditions and how to treat a patient or when to not treat a patient while using their critical thinking skills and effective communication.

This is one amazing course full of knowledge that you do not want to miss!



Register by email or phone 204-981-7327

Saturday, March 4th, 2017
10am – 1pm
Theatre E, Faculty of Dentistry

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MDHA Lecture series and workshops 2015-2016

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in continuing education, MDHA lecture series, MDHA lecture series 2015/2016, professional development, training, workshops | 0 comments

The MDHA is happy to announce a new lecture series and line up of workshops for 2015-2016!

View everything at a glance under “Professional Development” or see it by calendar view under the “Events” tab.

The professional development 2015-2016 postcard will be mailed out soon to members. If it hasn’t arrived, make sure to check with and update your mailing address!

***Please note*** The dates on the postcard are correct, but a few of the days of the week are incorrect. They should be:

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
  • Monday, November 23, 2015
  • Monday, February 8, 2016
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Local Anesthesia Techniques For Dental Hygienists

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in continuing education, professional development, School of Dental Hygiene, training, U of M, workshops | 0 comments

Local Anesthesia Techniques For Dental Hygienists

November 7, 8 & 9, 2014

Held at:
College of Dentistry
Rooms D404, Dental Clinic and D016
780 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg R3E 0W2

Online Registration: REGISTER

Course Information: BROCHURE

FEE: $ 985.00 CDN
NOTE: Full Fee is due at registration.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Jan Middleton
Program Coordinator, Dental Hygiene
Division of Continuing Professional Development
Colleges of Dentistry & Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
260 Brodie Centre
727 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada

Tel: 204.789.3240
Fax: 204-789-3911
Jan.Middleton (at)

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