Page 4 - MDA Bulletin Fall 2016
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President’s Message
 e Manitoba Dental Association o ces have been busy over the summer months. Allow me to update you with some of the summer activities and the plans for upcoming fall and winter.
We have welcomed a new group of Manitoba Dentists and Hygienists with the graduating classes of 2016. In June the Manitoba Dental Association hosted the annual graduation breakfast and we celebrated with the students of the College of Dentistry and School of Dental Hygiene and their families as they received their diplomas and awards. No sooner has one group of dentists and hygienists le  the hallowed halls as another begins their journey. In August, the Manitoba Dental Association held a “Welcome to the Profession” dinner for the class of 2020! All of the students are  lled with excitement anticipation and maybe a little trepidation.  e Manitoba Dental Association wishes to support the journey from inception to convocation and beyond. One of the newer programs developed by the Manitoba Dental Association
is the General Practice Study Club.  e GPSC is now in it’s third year and has been developed with the new graduates needs in
mind. Several programs have been planned for the upcoming
year, beginning with a kick o  event opening reception to be held
at Inn at the Forks on September 29, 2016.  e General Practice Study Club sessions will follow a format of presentation by a mentor dentist followed by open question and discussion by all.  e general practice study club is open to dentists who have been in practice less than  ve years. We are always happy to welcome mentor dentists and if you have interest in this, no matter which dental age group you fall into, please contact us at the Manitoba Dental Association o ces.
In September, University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association hosts the annual Alumni of Distinction Awards Evening.  is event sees the nomination of a Manitoba dentist by their peers and awarding of Alumnus of Distinction.  is year, UMDAA and the dentists of Manitoba will be honouring Dr. Howard Cross. An evening of celebration, culinary excellence and collegiality awaits.
We are also looking forward to another fabulous event, Evening at the Met, to support the Manitoba Dental Foundation. An evening of entertainment and prizes has been planned for October 14, 2016. It is a fun, casual evening of paired wines and appetizers in the MET Centre lounge prepared by the chefs at the Met Event Centre with entertainment by  ose Guys and pre-event music by Phill Corrin in the lounge. To get tickets go to .
On November 5, 2016 from 8 – 5, we will hold an Open wide Clinic at the University of Manitoba Dental Clinic, 780 Bannatyne.  e day will see several dozen dental professionals volunteer to help newcomers and refugees by providing a day of free services to those in need. If you haven’t already, please complete the volunteer form at to volunteer. It truly is a wonderful experience to be able to give to others.
Finally, remember to book o  your clinic days January 27 – 28, 2017 for the annual Manitoba Dental Association Convention.  is year Dentistry and All that Jazz will prove to be the best clinical and entertainment lineup that we have ever seen.  is year we have an outstanding line up of speakers, featuring key opinion leaders from both Canada and the United States, and of course we will feature our respected local experts. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Ditolla highlighting restorative dentistry, Dr. Steve Rasner focusing on clinical excellence, Dr. Tim Bizga presenting on dentistry for the oral health team, and Dr. Wenche Borgnakke speaking on dental hygiene. In addition to these, many more impressive speakers will be presenting cutting edge education.  ere truly will be something for everyone.
I hope to see you all at the great events that are upcoming in our community.
Very best,
Dr. Carla Cohn
President, Manitoba Dental Association

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