The MDHA and the CDHM are pleased to announce that registration for the joint MDHA/CDHM Online Mix is now open! The event is scheduled for: Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This session will provide an opportunity for Manitoba hygienists to satisfy their PAR requirement with the CDHM.
The Online Mix will feature Ela Partyka – Program Director from the Canadian Mental Health Association. Ela will be speaking on ‘Stress and its Impact on Mental Health‘. The Mix will also include greetings and updates from the MDHA, CDHM and CDHA.
Today, February 23rd, the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility criteria for Manitobans was updated to include health-care workers who work in dental offices and have direct contact with patients.
Those who qualify will need to make an appointment for immunization. The vaccine call centre phone number is 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). You will be screened to ensure you meet current eligibility criteria when you call to book an appointment.
Title: Periodontal Therapy: An Essential Treatment
Date: Saturday, March 20th, 2021.
Speaker(s): Jo-Anne Jones/Kim Miller
We have life-saving potential through the power of our message and the science of our treatment. If the knowledge shared is put into practice, it will change not only the way we treat periodontal disease but also the outcomes the client receives. The COVID and post-COVID world provides us with many unique opportunities to effectively impact the quality of lives of every client who is seated in our treatment rooms.
It’s time to put our words into action and recognize our role in reducing inflammation, sustaining overall health, and potentially saving the lives of our dental clients. Our time is NOW, let’s take our practice and our client’s health to the next level.
FIT TO SIT WORKOUTS – 2 Opportunities to get Moving!
Tuesday, January 19th and Tuesday, February 2nd 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.This 45 minute workout is designed to challenge the muscles that support good posture and body alignment. We will begin with a gentle warm up and continue through a series of exercises with the intention of strengthening the muscles required to help you perform daily, repetitive tasks, pain free. By increasing your body awareness, strength and endurance we hope to reduce the incidence of acute and chronic injuries. The workout closes with a relaxing full body stretch and breath work. You will need a sturdy chair, unrestrictive clothing, a mat or carpeted area, a towel and a clear space to move. Options for adding other resistance tools to enhance the intensity will also be explained.
Fit to Sit is facilitated by Brenda Kulik-Macaulay. Brenda has been in the fitness industry for decades and was awarded Manitoba’s Fitness Instructor of the year for 2010. She is certified by the MFC (Manitoba Fitness Council) in Group Fitness and Resistance Training and also holds certifications for TRX Suspension Training, Group Cycling, Stability Ball, Drums Alive and is a Bellyfit Master Trainer. She teaches a wide variety of fitness classes to participants from 6-90+ years of age. Brenda along with Professor Laura McDonald developed the “Fit to Sit” program to help educate dental hygienist students on proper alignment, movement patterns and strengthening exercises that will support longevity in their career.
BUILDING STRENGTH AND MOBILITY & INJURY PREVENTION AND CARE FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS
Tuesday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 16th 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Session 1 – February 9thIntroduction to strength and mobility trainingDetermining when it is most appropriate to strengthen and when to stretchAddressing Upper Cross Syndrome (head, neck, chest, and shoulder strain and tightness)Heat and Cold applicationSession 2 – February 16thDeep dive into common hand, wrist, and forearm pathologies present in the fieldStrengthening and stretching for de quervain’s, carpal tunnel, tennis and golfer’s elbow (or how to prevent these from occurring in the first place)The importance of core strength (and the exercises to address it)
Building Strength and Mobility & Injury Prevention and Care for Dental Hygienists will be facilitated by Brittany Bruinooge. Brittany is a Certified Athletic Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Specialist who is active in her fitness community. She is currently working at Pan Am Sport Medicine Clinic in orthopaedic research while completing her Master’s Degree in the College of Rehabilitative Sciences at the University of Manitoba with a focus on rehabilitation following ACL knee surgery. She primarily works with high performance athletes who are seeking strength and conditioning programming to take their sport to the next level. But her real enjoyment comes from introducing people to resistance training and new activities to keep them motivated and moving for life!
The MDHA is pleased to continue our webinar series themed “For Goodness CHANGE” focusing on different ways our world, perspectives, and profession are changing, now more than ever.
Our next offering is a two part series (only one registration required), facilitated by Ms. Jackie Gruber, Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.
The webinar series is being offered at the following cost:
$30.00 – MDHA Members $50.00 – Non Members
To register for the two part session, please see the link below. Both sessions will be facilitated via zoom. Registered attendees will receive a link to access the meeting via zoom the day before each session.
PART ONE Wednesday, January 13th 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Title: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: A Dialogue on Implicit Bias
Abstract: This training will discuss Implicit Bias, how it impacts our decision making and provide practical strategies to interrupt it. Implicit Bias refers to the attitudes, beliefs and stereotypes that affect our actions and decisions. These biases can be both favorable and unfavorable. Implicit bias questions the level to which these biases are unconscious especially as we are being made increasingly aware of them. Once we know that biases are not always explicit, we are responsible for them. We all need to recognize and acknowledge our biases and find ways to mitigate their impact on our behavior and decisions.
Deepen and promote understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion
Complete an implicit bias training exercise and discuss the potential impact of bias
List opportunities for interventions to limit the impact of bias
PART TWO Wednesday, February 3rd 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Title: How Does Unconscious Bias Affect Care Decisions in Dental Hygiene and Dentistry?
Abstract: This webinar will provide an important overview of the current times, our need to be self-aware and our call to action in promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in our daily lives including private practice in dentistry and dental hygiene. As the result of attending the webinar, participants will receive a set of tools to strengthen the care of patients, students, and dental colleagues.
better define the terms of equity, diversity and inclusion
complete an implicit bias training exercise
discuss the potential impact of bias
list various opportunities for intervention to limit the impact of bias
The MDHA is pleased to kick off our webinar series. The theme of this series of webinars is “For Goodness CHANGE” and will focus on different ways our world, perspective and profession are changing, now more than ever.
The MDHA is pleased to offer this first webinar at NO CHARGE to members. As this one will set the tone for the entire series, we feel it is important for as many members as possible to take it in.
Please click the link below to register via zoom. Once registered, you will automatically receive a link from zoom to access the meeting.
Tuesday, December 8th 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Facilitated by: Laura MacDonald
Title: Health is created in settings where people work…
Abstract: A well-known determinant of health is employment and working conditions. In this webinar, we will engage in discussion about salutogenesis or health creation with respect to dental hygiene practice settings. We will consider strategies that enable, mediate, and advocate for health for all in our practice settings. Further, we will explore actions such as creating healthy practice policies that promote a salutogenic way of being. We create health–let’s talk about it.
The MDHA is proud to participate in the 2020 Mitzvah Day with the donation of 200 toothbrushes and toothpaste to the Mama Bear Clan – the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre Community Patrol. As COVID restrictions have limited the amount of community engagement the MDHA has been able to facilitate this year, we are so very pleased to be able to participate!
Mitzvah Day is a Jewish led day of social action that brings thousands of people together of all faiths and none, and all ages, to give their time, not their money, to make a different to the local community around them. For more information on what Mitzvah Day, please see below!
We would encourage any MDHA members who are interested in getting involved with their own Mitzvah Day activity, to reach out to the MDHA office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the CIBC Run for the Cure will look VERY different as it will now be a virtual experience due to social distancing restrictions. This gives you the unique opportunity to make the run whatever we want it to be. You can get your office together, a small group of friends and family, or even challenge yourself to run/walk/jog a 5k to raise money for breast cancer research. Be creative with location, gear, and be sure to incorporate dental hygiene in some way or another. The top three sub-teams on MDHA Brush for the Cure will be selected by the Board and MDHA members then have the chance to vote for their favourite, this teams photo will be featured in the Montage. The team that receives the most votes will also receive a prize package of treats and products from local Manitoba companies (prize worth over $250!) to share amongst your team!
This year because we can’t engage in person, the event will unfortunately not be eligible for PAR. However, this should not stop us. Our team has always worked together to raise money for the important work Cancer Care does and I encourage everyone to continue to do so. Please join us!
The first step is to download the CIBC Run for the Cure App. Here, you can sign up for team MDHA Brush for the Cure and track your progress. Or, simply visit this link to register online. Cancer Care is continuing to develop their exciting virtual experience which will still include an inspirational opening ceremony, a high-energy warm-up and a few other surprises.
I hope to “see” you all there October 4th. Tag us on Instagram @mdha__ with the hashtag #mdhabrushforthecure2020 with your team all geared up on Run Day for a chance to win.