Archive for June, 2011

CE course: Restorative Techniques for Dental Hygienists

Posted by CDHM INFO On June - 22 - 2011

The School of Dental Hygiene, University of Manitoba is offering a course in Restorative Techniques for Dental Hygienists from May 28 – June 15, 2012.

If you are interested, please download the registration form.

For payment and documentation information, contact the School of Dental Hygiene (204) 272-3062.

CE course: Local Anesthesia

Posted by CDHM INFO On June - 22 - 2011

The Local Anesthesia Course offered by the School of Dental Hygiene, University of Manitoba is accepting registrations for an upcoming session November 4-6, 2011.

If you are interested, please download the registration form.

For payment and documentation information, contact the School of Dental Hygiene (204) 272-3062.

Call for nominations

Posted by CDHM INFO On June - 17 - 2011

The CDHM is extending a Call for Nominations for two (2) registered dental hygienists who are interested in serving on the CDHM Council for a three (3) year term (2011 – 2014) as indicated in By-Law 6.1. The election to fill the Council vacancies will occur at the 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM), planned for October 22nd, 2011.

Now is the opportune time to consider the difference your participation on CDHM Council could make. If you or someone you know is interested in contributing their time, talent and wisdom to the growth of the College, please submit the following forms to the CDHM office no later than Friday, August 12, 2011:

  • Nomination Form: The nomination must be supported by at least three (3) voting members, together with the written consent of the person nominated.
  • Biography Form.

In keeping with its commitment to governance excellence, Council is seeking individuals who have characteristics that support the goals and core values of the organization:

  • Commitment to linking with the legal and moral ownership. This includes an understanding that council members, individually and collectively, are stewards for the organization.
  • Ability to think in terms of systems and context – to see the big picture.
  • Interest in and capability to discuss the values underlying the actions taken in the organization, and to govern through the broader formulation of those values.
  • Moral courage and the willingness to value reasonable risk and innovation that furthers the
  • Willingness to delegate the operational detail to others.
  • Ability and willingness to deal with the vision and the long term, rather than the day to day
  • Ability and willingness to participate assertively in deliberation, while respecting the
    opinions of others.
  • Willingness and commitment to honor council policies and decisions.
  • Commitment to withhold judgments in the absence of previously stated criteria.
  • Willingness to engage in the orientation, training and ongoing study and application of the
    Policy Governance® model of governance.

Members who are eligible to serve on Council must:

  • Be on the Register of Dental Hygienists (Practising or Non-Practising).
  • Be in good standing on the date of the election.
  • Have a minimum of two years practice of dental hygiene in Canada.

CDHM Council Role and Responsibilities:

  • Attending all Council meetings and the AGM. Council meetings will be held 4 to 5 times per year at a time mutually agreeable to all.
  • Providing governance and leadership to the College through administration of the Act, Regulations and By-Laws.
  • Exercising the rights, powers and privileges of the College on behalf of the College.
  • Establishing and monitoring registration and continuing competency requirements.
  • Appointing and overseeing the work of the committees established.
  • Establishing and monitoring Regulations, By-Laws, Standards of Practice and Competencies.
  • Providing direction to the Registrar.
  • For the Council Orientation process please refer to page 6 of this document.

    In addition, if you are interested in volunteering for a working group, committee or individual tasks/events that the College may need assistance with, please contact us by email at

    Forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed and must be received by midnight on Friday August 12, 2011.

    On behalf of the Nominations Committee,
    Norma Bonnici
    Chair, Nominations Committee

    Eco-friendly distribution for CDHM Newsletter “Connections”

    Posted by CDHM INFO On June - 12 - 2011

    The College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba (CDHM) has recently reviewed the operations of the organization and has decided to move toward a more eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative for the distribution of the CDHM newsletter, Connections.

    The June 2011 newsletter and all newsletters onward will be available to you via two mechanisms:
    1) the CDHM website and
    2) reminders and links to the newsletter via the CDHM distribution list.

    By changing this process the College will save time, money and the environment. Furthermore, this modification will enable the staff at the College to serve the registrants more effectively.

    Save Time:

    • On addressing and stamping envelopes
    • By emailing and not mailing

    Save Money:

    • On envelopes and stationary
    • On stamps
    • On printer ink

    Save the Environment:

    • By not using paper products
    • By not using a mail truck for delivery
    • By not increasing the number of printer cartridges that end up in landfills

    The CDHM has a list of all practising and non-practising registrants who have provided to us their email addresses. If your email address has changed, or you would like to provide us with an email address and you haven’t done so already, please feel free to contact the office via email or written notification and we will be sure to add you to the distribution list.

    The College appreciates that some of the registrants do not have access to the internet and/or an email address. In this case, please feel free to provide written notification to the College that you would like the Connections newsletter sent to you via regular mail.

    If you have any further questions regarding the information above please feel free to contact
    Stephanie Gordon, BA, RDH
    Registrar/Executive Director College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba
    T: 204-219-2678 F: 204-219-2679

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