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.


2019 Professional Development Offerings

Workshops –

Saturday, April 13th , 2019 – Brandon MB – Sharpening Workshop

Fall 2019, Exact Date TBD – Winnipeg, MB – Ultrasonics

Exact Date TBD – Winnipeg, MB – Air Polishing

Lectures –

MDHA – AGM – Saturday, June 8th, 2019 – Featuring…

Winning at Work: The 5 Pivotal Questions for Oral Health Care Professionals
 The MDHA is pleased to announce that William Nippard, RDH will present as the keynote speaker of the MDHA Annual General Meeting, taking place on June 8, 2019. 
 William is a premier speaker and authority on job satisfaction, leadership, and teamwork. For 20 years, he has captivated staff and audiences at national conventions, businesses, professional groups, government, and non-profit organizations with his motivational and insightful knowledge on how to maximize job satisfaction and work with others for maximum, mutual success. His international top-selling book, The Teamwork Ladder: 8 Steps to MAXIMUM Success, has helped employees and employers around the world discover their unique blueprint for heightened job fulfillment and personal happiness. He has been involved in international humanitarian efforts to provide homes, food, and shelter to victims of extreme poverty and is the recipient of numerous awards including Dalhousie University’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award, NLDHA’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award, and the 2014 Building a Better World Foundation Award. A 1988 Dalhousie dental hygiene graduate, William has studied leadership at Wesleyan University of Indiana.


October 17, 2017

Common and/or Significant Flat or Minimally-Elevated Red & White Lesions of the Oral Cavity

Dr. John B. Perry

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

November 22, 2017


Reynaldo Todescan

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

February 7,  2018

Myth Busting Nutrition

Jorie Janzen

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9pm

February 21, 2018


Lorraine Glassford

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9pm

Cost for the Lecture Series: $160 for all  $80 for individual  (MDHA Members only)


November 6, 2017

Why is Saliva so Important for your Patient’s HealthDr. Colin Dawes

Faculty of Dentistry, Schwartz Theatre, 7-9PM

Open to everyone

Cost: $40

March 7, 2018


Lorraine Glassford & Sheryl Sloshower

Faculty of Dentistry, 7-9pm

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members

May, 2018 –Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – A Visual Presentation (Level 1)

Dani Bobtyl

Brandon, Manitoba

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members (limited seats)

May, 2018

Contemporary Ultrasonic Instrumentation – Expanding Your Clinical Confidence (Level 2)

Dani Bobtyl

Brandon, Manitoba

Cost: $80/MDHA Members $160/Non-Members (limited seats)