History of CDHM

Former Chairs of Council

Transitional Council (2007-2008) Mickey Wener, Chair

Mickey Wener, Chair (2008-2010)

Patti Hawthorn, Chair (2010-2013)

Terry Phillips, Chair (2013-2015)

Alayna Gelley, Chair (2015-2016)

Karina Hiebert, Chair (2016-2019)

Carol Hiscock, Chair (2019-2023)

Kathleen Reid, Interim Chair (2023)

The History of the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba:

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 RDH’s 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 RDH’s 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 newsletter 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! The CDHM Council appoints Terry Phillips Council Chair.

2014    The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) is proclaimed. All regulated health professions will be required to transition to this new legislation.

2015     The CDHM Council appoints Alayna Gelley Council Chair.

2016     The CDHM Council appoints Karina Hiebert Council Chair.

2018    The CDHM Council hires Arlynn Brodie as Registrar/Executive Director. The AGM includes a CDHM 10th anniversary celebration!

2019    The CDHM hosts an open house for the new office space at 610-1445 Portage Avenue. The CDHM Council appoints Carol Hiscock Council Chair.

2023     The CDHM celebrates it’s 15 Year Anniversary. The CDHM Council appoints Kathleen Reid Council Chair.