The Role of Taste & Oral Microbiome in Caries Risk in Young Children

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Please see below for another offering from the Healthy Smile Happy Child presentation series:


The Role of Taste & Oral Microbiome in Caries Risk in Young Children

DATE: August 21,, 2019
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

The following will be presented by Dr. Vivianne Cruz de Jesus, DDS (PhD Candidate)

· What are taste receptors?
· Does being a super taster make a child less likely to have tooth decay?
· What kind of bacteria lives in children’s mouths?
· Does the taster status affect the number of bacteria in children’s mouths?
· Are boys at greater risk for tooth decay than girls?

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Join the MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association is in search of Registered Dental Hygienists & MDHA members who would like to become a mentor within the MDHA/SDH Mentorship Program. The mentorship committee has been busy planning for NEW and creative ways to actively engage Registered Dental Hygienists and dental hygiene students to create a positive and meaningful impact on our community. 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 MDHA sponsored evening per term, 2-3 events throughout the 2 years.

3) Allowing your student to observe you in private practice.

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 practice within Winnipeg, MB or the surrounding area. 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!

Sincerely,

MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee

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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!

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-mdha-annual-general-meeting-tickets-60705349334?aff=affiliate1

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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.
KEY ORAL HEALTH MESSAGES TO SHARE

  • 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.

https://files.cdha.ca/career/Call_for_Director_Manitoba.pdf…\

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

WORKSHOP DETAILS:
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 info@mdha.ca
 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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