New Award from the MDHA

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

MDHA Advanced Studies Award

The award consists of:

  1. A $500 honorarium provided by the MDHA.
  2. An award presentation at the MDHA Annual General Meeting.
  3. The award winner will be published in the MDHA Montage and announced on the MDHA website.

Eligibility:

  1. Applicant is a current member of the MDHA.
  2. Applicant has been accepted to or is enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or doctorate program at an accredited institution in a degree program advancing oral health.
  3. Applicant is in good academic standing in their program of study (most recent transcript or letter of acceptance).
  4. Applicant submits the required documentation to support their application.
  5. Applicants can apply every year of their program enrollment but are only eligible to receive the award once.

Procedure:

  1. Applications will be accepted from MDHA members only.
  2. Application period will open April 1st of each calendar year and close May 31st.
  3. The following items must be submitted with each application:
    1. Current CV
    1. Essay (500 words maximum): the essay should outline the details surrounding your extended studies, your commitment to lifelong learning and your proposed contribution to the dental hygiene profession.
    1. Two letters of recommendation from current MDHA or CDHA members.
    1. Proof of acceptance and/or good academic standing in program (copy of letter of acceptance or copy of most recent transcript).
  4. The recipient will be chosen by an ad hoc committee; may consist of members of the MDHA Board of Directors as well members of the general MDHA membership.
  5. The award will be presented to the recipient at the Annual General Meeting by the President of the MDHA. 
  6. Email in complete application by deadline to info@mdha.ca
  7. All submissions will receive notification of the outcome of the award.
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MDHA/CDHM Online Mix – Register Now!

Posted by on Mar 11, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.

Registration in advance is required.  To register, please click here.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Update

Posted by on Feb 23, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.
 
For full details click on this link:
 
https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html

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Periodontal Therapy Continuing Education Model

Posted by on Feb 4, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The MDHA is pleased to offer this webinar by Oral Science to our members.  This webinar is being offered at no charge to MDHA Members and is taking place as follows:


Registration Required – click here to register

Title:  Periodontal Therapy:  An Essential Treatment

Date:  Saturday, March 20th, 2021.

Speaker(s):  Jo-Anne Jones/Kim Miller

Lecture Synopsis:  

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.

Educational Objectives: Part 1

Upon completion the participant will be able to:

  • Elevate understanding and treatment of periodontal disease as an inflammatory disease vs. a bacterial infection
  • Understand the role of chronic inflammation on initiating disease states within the body
  • Recognize the critical and primary role of the dental hygienist in minimizing the burden of chronic inflammation in a COVID and post-COVID role

Educational Objectives: Part 2

Upon completion the participant will be able to:

  • Illustrate for the client the dangers of chronic systemic inflammation·
  • Understand the utilization of voice activated periodontal charting to educate clients and improve case acceptance
  • Compare ultrasonic efficiency with Guided Biofilm Therapy
  • Employ strategies for effective client communication
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For Goodness Change – Taking care of Ourselves!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2021 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.

Click here to Register for January 19th
Click here to Register for February 2nd
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!

Click here to register for February 9th
Click here to register for February 16th
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MDHA PD Offerings- Implicit and Unconscious Bias

Posted by on Dec 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • 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

Click here to Register!

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For Goodness Change…

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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.

Click here to Register!

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MDHA Participation in 2020 Mitzvah Day

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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 info@mdha.ca.

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