Study Club

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Advanced Learning for Dental Hygienists

We are pleased to announce upcoming sessions of the HyPerio Study Club; an advanced learning initiative for dental hygienists.

Study Group #1
Title: Peri-implant Maintenance
Summary: Review of new classifications, diagnosis and treatment
Study Group Facilitators: Sara Belanger R.D.H. and Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis
Dates: October 25, November 22, January 14, March 4, April 8
Membership Fee: $175.00

Registration fees include all five Study Group dates and a light dinner at each event. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of registration.

Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: Conference Room
Unit 146-2025 Corydon Avenue
Tuxedo Park Shopping Mall
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0M5

Register by email at or by phone 204-488-0550
and ask for Mallory

The study club meets CCP requirements

Dr. Anastasia CholakisDr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis obtained her BA from the University of Winnipeg in 1998 and her DMD and Diploma in Periodontics from the University of Manitoba in 1992 and 1998. She also attended the Misch Institute Program in Implant Dentistry at the University of Pittsburg. Dr. Cholakis is a Fellow of the Canadian and American Academy of Periodontists, and Canadian Dental Association. Dr. Cholakis is the Director of the Graduate Periodontal Program at the University of Manitoba. She currently lectures nationally and internationally, has received numerous teaching awards, including the 2011 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals , is a contributing reviewer for the “Journal of the Canadian Dental Association”, and has had a book published on peri-implant complications. She is the founder of the Women’s Dental Network, and a member of the Manitoba Dental Association Board. Her areas of interest are soft tissue plastic procedures and dental implant complications.

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Upcoming FREE CE in Winnipeg

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments


3M Identification of Early Dental Caries, Remineralization and Prevention with Varnish Technology – Winnipeg, MB
Event date: September 15, 2017 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Contact Info

Contact Name: info
Contact E-mail:
Contact Phone: 855-295-7348
Free! Sponsored by 3M & rdhu – RSVP ASAP


Over 50 years of extensive research has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of fluorides in the prevention of dental caries. Professional fluoride treatments have changed over the years, giving practices many treatment options  from which to choose. Currently, the evidence-based choice of fluoride delivery is a varnish treatment which results in less fluoride ingestion and allows for a slower release of fluoride to the tooth surface, aiding in remineralization.

This course will explore topical fluoride treatments, what constitutes an effective varnish, the ease of the application process and client evaluation utilizing the Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) – an effective tool that helps to determine the need for an in-office fluoride treatment.


Irene Iancu began her career in dental hygiene in 2007 after graduating from Oxford College in Toronto. She has worked in various specialties in dentistry including Paedo, Perio, General Practice and Orthodontics. Her goal in her holistic practice is prevention and maintaining an optimal mind, mouth and body connection with her clients.

Irene is a National Speaker and has spoken at Yankee Dental Congress, Greater New York, International Straight Wire and Orthopedic Study Club along with other study clubs internationally. Irene is a quality assurance mentor contracted by the CDHO, a Clinical and Theoretical Dental Hygiene instructor at Oxford College and a practicing dental hygienist in Toronto.


Canadian Museum of Human Rights
85 Israel Asper Way
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 0L5

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Petition and Letter to the Minister of Health

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello MDHA Members!


The MDHA Board of Directors has been approached by an MDHA member asking for assistance in advocating for our profession by lobbying the Provincial Government to change current legislation that would enable dental hygienists to apply their full scope of practice, without restriction in order to improved access to dental hygiene care for all Manitobans.


The MDHA Board of Directors is inviting all members to participate in a letter writing campaign to the Minister of Health and to your local Member of the Legislative Assembly. Participating is easy! Simply click on the link below and follow the directions. This letter campaign is not only for dental hygienists but also for our families, friends, and our patients. Please share this link with those who believe all Manitobans are entitled to better access to dental hygiene care.


In addition to the letter writing campaign we are circulating a petition that will be brought before the Legislative Assembly.  To participate please print the petition here and gather additional signatures if you can and return the signed petition either by scanning it and sending it by email to using “Petition” as the subject line; or print the petition, gather signatures and mail it to:


The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association

200E – 1215 Henderson Hwy

Winnipeg MB  R2G 1L8


By working together we hope that we can influence the government to make changes to the current dental hygiene legislation that will improve access to oral healthcare for all Manitobans.


Yours truly,

MDHA Board of Directors

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