2019 Run for the Cure

Posted by on Oct 7, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA was pleased to participate as a sponsor of the 2019 CIBC Run for the Cure as well as with a team of over 80 MDHA members – “Team Brush for the Cure”. The MDHA was able to participate in the pre run activities and volunteers were on hand to distribute raffle tickets to the participants of the run with a chance to win 2 Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrushes.

The winning number of our raffle is ticket #1493. If this ticket number belongs to you, please contact the MDHA office at info@mdha.ca to claim your prize!

Thank you to all MDHA members who participated – special thank you to Jasmine Bonenfant, our team captain!

Team Brush for the Cure!
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Come learn with us…

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

2019/20 MDHA CPD Offerings –

The MDHA PD Committee is pleased to present the following presentations throughout the 2019/20 year to Manitoba Dental Hygienists.  Please see the three offerings below and register today by clicking on the appropriate link

Cost per Presentation:
 $25 Members, $50 Non Members, Free for Students*

* STUDENTS – please email info@mdha.ca to register rather than going through the registration link 

Space in each of these lectures is limited –
register today by clicking the purple links below for each individual course!


Drugs & Oral Health: the not so good, the bad, and the ugly

November 20, 2019
Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry- Schwartz Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presenter – Jamie Falk, BScPharm, PharmD

This session will identify some of the common and/or serious adverse oral events associated with commonly used medications, and will aim to help participants gain a deeper understanding of the potential implications of these adverse events, recognize predisposing factors, and explore possible approaches to prevention and treatment.

To register for this session, click here.


Why we do what we do: Rational behind IPAC Interventions

February 20, 2020
Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry- Schwartz Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presenter: Cindy Isaak-Ploegman, RDH, BA, MEd

This course will provide participants with a process to determine and compare and contrast approaches to sterilization and disinfection as it relates to dental hygiene practice through recent literature findings (EBDM), recent trends in emerging infectious diseases both globally and locally, national standards and adherence to local licensing body requirements, and recent advances in dental treatment. Also this course will provide participants with an update on the importance of self-care of the dental hygienist and the relationship with infection prevention and control  interventions such as immunization, risk management, hand hygiene, PPE and professionalism. 

To register for this session, click here.


2018 AAP Periodontal Classification System – clear as mud?

April 15, 2020
Dr Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry- Schwartz Lecture Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Presenters – Kathy Yerex, BSc, RDH & Shannon Nichol, RDH
*this workshop is being offered as a follow up to the lecture offered by CDHA after the 2019 MDHA AGM however it is not required that you attended the June session to register for this one.

With the recent changes in the periodontal classification system, your dental hygiene world may feel like it has been turned upside down – everything you have known and practiced regarding periodontal classification is new and different. The previous classification system was last updated in 1999 so this change is a big deal! If you are struggling to understand the new classification system or have had an introduction to system, but are wanting to understand it better, this workshop is for you. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the new classification system as well as an opportunity to apply the new information to case studies.

To register for this session, click here.

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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 *
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 

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!


MDHA/SDH Mentorship Committee

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