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can dance the night away to the Danny Kramer Event Band. I look forward to seeing you all there!
In closing, I would like to recognize both Cheryl Du y and Sarah Harvey for all of their hard work “behind the scenes” in the day-to- day running of the Manitoba Dental Association. Diane McDonald, you deserve an award: no matter how frazzled or harried I am when I run in to the o ce for yet another meeting, you are always there to calmly welcome me from your sunny perch behind the reception desk with a friendly “hello”.  ank you for setting such a calm and relaxed tone for our o ces.
My year as president is winding down as I enter the last quarter of my term: my, but time has  own! I wish each and every one of you the Best that this season has to o er.  ank you all for the opportunity to serve on the Board of this great association.
Best Regards, Catherine
On behalf of the MDAA Board of Directors I am happy to update that we have had an exciting couple of months, with a CE just completed and preparation for our upcoming AGM in the New Year in full swing!
We held our most recent CE session this past October at Canad Inns Garden City. It was a great turnout with lots of information and prizes to be had, including a day of relaxation at  ermëa Spa! We had an attendance of 184 registered dental assistants. We were fortunate to have the informational presentations of Kathy Purves from Germiphene , Dr. Kurt Scherle and Dr. Kevin Vint of Maxillo Winnipeg. Kathy gave an informative presentation on Infection Control and Sterilizing Monitoring Procedures to start our day. Dr. Scherle and Dr.Vint closed o  the day speaking about the “Surgical Assistant’s Role in Minor Surgical procedures and Dental Implants.” At the lecture we conducted an informal survey for those in attendance to help gain fed back on future CE topics for presentation, methods and other relevant CE events information. We were able to accumulate and analyze a variety of data that will help use in the planning future CE sessions.
We are busily planning our next AGM to be held in conjunction with the MDA’s Annual Convention held the weekend of January 26th 2018!  e MDAA will hold its Annual General Meeting  ursday the 25th at 7:30 pm-9:30 pm Room 2G at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. We invite you to attend and hear an update
as to what the MDAA has done this year as well as partake in the voting in of new Board Members... or become one yourself! We are always looking for passionate and committed members to volunteer to share their voice and ideas as a member of our Board of Directors. We look forward to seeing you!
 ere are many exciting changes to come in this next year... please check back with our website to get up to date information including updated membership advantages and discounts to be had as a valued member of the Manitoba Dental Assistants Association.
MDAA President’s Message

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