Workshop Announcement – Advanced Ultrasonics

Posted by on Sep 17, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Advanced Ultrasonics Workshop
Winnipeg, MB
November 13, 2019


Staying Ahead of the Ultrasonic Curve 

COURSE TYPE:  Advanced Ultrasonic Workshop
COST: Discussion/Mini Hands-on  – $80 (Members) $160 (non members)   
Max Attendance 24 *
FACILITATOR: Dani Botbyl, RDH
COURSE LENGTH:   6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (3 hours) 
LOCATION: Dr. Gerald Niznick, College of Dentistry Brass Lab

 Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Canada 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The science behind ultrasonic debridement is changing rapidly!  New research shows that Canadian dental hygienists are not keeping pace and are underutilizing curved ultrasonic instruments. This one-of-a-kind workshop combines cutting-edge teaching methods with active ultrasonic equipment to focus on complete calculus removal and biofilm removal/disruption. RDHs of all levels will see improved clinical performance after completing this workshop.

Participants will work with provided typodonts and magnetostrictive units/inserts.
 
LEARNING OUTCOMES:Identify technique oversights that hinder clinical outcomes – demonstrate the most effective principles of ultrasonic instrumentation including grasp, fulcrum, insertion, lateral pressure, activation and adaptation.Increase removal of calculus and biofilm – compare ultrasonic instruments characteristics and demonstrate technique needed to reduce the adjunct use of hand instruments.Simplify curved left and right instruments – demonstrate most effective curved instrument adaptation in furcations, concavities and curved root surfaces; state the rationale for eliminating curettes. 

To sign up: email info@mdha.ca or call (204)981-7327
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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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