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Communications Committee: The MDA Communications Committee is working on the following initiatives/programs:
1) Rebranding of Free First Visit Program to encourage parents to bring their child to see a dentist by the age of one or upon eruption of their first tooth; 2) Focus group study results on Free First Visit Program by Dr. Robert Schroth show the positive impact of the program in the minds of the parents; 3) Winnipeg Free Press is printing articles about dental topics written by MB dentists; 4) Tooth Fairy Saturday at the International Children’s Festival is once again being sponsored by the MDA ; and 5) Communications Committee have hired Eric Pele Research to do focus groups (public & dentists) on the effectiveness of MDA Communications Program. Focus groups analysis to be completed by June 30, 2015.
Board Appointments: The following Board Appointments were made: 1) Dr. Alexander Mutchmor – Canadian Dental Association Board of Directors; 2) Dr. Amarjit Rihal – National Dental Examining Board and Canadian Dental Regulatory Federation of Authorities Board; 3) Dr. Jean Bodnar – Peer Review Chair;
4) Rafi Mohammed – Secretary Treasurer; 5) Dr. Marcel Van Woensel - Registrar; 6) Dr. Michael Sullivan - Economics Committee Chair; 6) CDSPI Representative – Dr. Michael Sullivan and; 7) Internet Technology Committee Chair – Dr. Amarjit Rihal
Board Elections: The following were elected by the MDA Board: 1) President – Dr. Michael Sullivan; and 2) Vice-President –
Dr. Nancy Auyeung;
Date of Next Meeting: June 5, 2015
MDA Welcomes New Director of Member and Public Relations The Manitoba Dental Association would like to introduce Ms. Tammy Hildebrand as the new Director of Member and Public Relations.
Ms. Hildebrand takes over this position previously held by Ms. Linda Berg. Ms. Berg has moved to the position of Director of Facility Assessments.
Ms. Hildebrand, graduate of Red River College –Tourism/ Business Certificate, took over this position on August 11, 2014. She brings to the MDA a wealth of experience working with charitable and non-profit associations in Manitoba. These would include: Variety Club of Manitoba, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, and the Manitoba Lung Association.
In her role as Director of Member and Public Relations,
Ms. Hildebrand, will be responsible for managing the programs in the areas of marketing and communications, student
relations, member programs/services and specials events. Some of the committees she will working with are Mentorship
Program, Economics, Annual Meeting and Convention,
Fluoride Strategy Working Group and the Communications Committee.
Ms. Hildebrand can be reached at 204-988-5300 ext 3 or
Please join me in welcoming Tammy to the dental profession team in Manitoba.
Rafi Mohammed, CAE Executive Director
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