A HISTORY OF FIRSTS
1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, early 2000’s
The Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association continually lobbies for dental hygiene legislation to open up access to oral health care by RDHs.
2005 The Dental Hygienists Act of Manitoba is passed as it receives royal assent.
2006 The CDHM Transitional Council is selected and begins work on the accompanying regulations and by-laws.
2007 The CDHM Transitional Council hires its first Registrar, Kellie Hildebrandt.
The first registration of RDHs by the CDHM Registrar and inaugural Board of Assessors commences.
2008 The Dental Hygienists Act and Regulations are proclaimed, bringing the legislation into force. Extended Practice RDHs can now provide their full scope of practice independently in approved settings & programs.
The first CDHM Annual General Meeting is held and the first Council is elected.
The CDHM Council appoints its first Council Chair, Mickey Wener.
The first Continuing Competency and Complaints Committees are established.
2009 The first edition of CDHM Connections is launched.
The CDHM opens its newly renovated office at 109 – 420 Des Meurons St.
2010 The first Continuing Competency Program Coordinator, Sheryl Sloshower, the first newsletter editor, Tara Kinchen, and the first Extended Practice Coordinator, Mickey Wener begin work on behalf of the CDHM.
The CDHM and MDHA launch the ‘Access to Care’ Support and Study Group.
The CDHM Council hires its second Registrar/Executive Director, Stephanie Gordon.
The CDHM Council appoints its second Council Chair, Patti Hawthorn
2011 The first Continuing Competency report from members is submitted for review.
2012 The CDHM prepares for the new Regulated Health Professions Act which will legislate all of the health professions in Manitoba.
2013 The CDHM’S 5-Year Anniversary is celebrated!
2014 The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is proclaimed. CDHM Council expands.