Nov 16 – Third Dose Vaccination for ALL Healthcare Workers

Dental hygienists are eligible for a third COVID-19 vaccine dose. Initially, the CDHM was told by Shared Health that the third dose was for those working in hospitals and long term care homes. We understand, however, if RDH’s identified themselves as such, they were not denied the booster vaccine. And, importantly, as of Thursday last […] Read More

Nov 10 – Updated Interim IPC Guideline & Flu Immunizer Role

Thank-you to Manitoba dental hygienists for safely providing oral care during this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, as highly infectious variants are circulating in the community causing breakthrough infections. There are two items of importance for your review: A Slightly Revised Interim IPC Guideline is available, please note new Health Canada information on the […] Read More

Oct 18 – Get Your COVID-19 Up-to-date Information Here

Up-to-date information is available at the following locations: Information for the Public Information for Health Care Providers, Physicians & Staff  Follow Shared Health Manitoba on Social Media: Twitter Facebook Instagram

Sept 29 – New Public Health Order

The CDHM, along with other provincial health regulatory colleges, have been waiting for the Provincial Public Health Order to provide clarity and direction around the August 24th press release on vaccination requirements for healthcare workers in Manitoba. On September 24th, 2021, the Chief Provincial Public Health Officer released Orders requiring vaccination or testing for designated […] Read More

Apr 20 – “Interim IPC Guideline” Document Update

See the April 20 , 2021 “Interim IPC Guideline” here Good Afternoon  In the new COVID environment, that includes variants of concern with increased transmissibility, it is appropriate to re-focus on IPC best practices as outlined in the CDHM Interim IPC Guideline. In an attempt to keep you informed and abreast of the emerging science […] Read More

Mar 10 – ‘Registration’ for Immunizer Required by March 17, 2021

Shared Health has notified CDHM they are enacting the recent Order to include dental hygienists as COVID-19 immunizers. They are working to mobilize a broader workforce to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Manitobans in the coming weeks. Shared Health has asked us to remind registrants to ensure their regular contributions to […] Read More

Feb 11 – COVID-19: A Report from the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada; Exposure Assessment Tool from Manitoba Health; and Shared Health Out of Province Referral Protocols

See the important COVID-19 resources below: Evidence to support safe return to clinical practice by oral health professionals in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic: A report prepared for the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada Public Health COVID-19 Exposure Assessment Tool from Manitoba Health Out-of-Province (Neighbouring Province/Territory) Referrals and Patient Precautions During Period […] Read More

Jan 18 – Registrant Information & Updates

For your review, here are some CDHM updates from the Jan 15, 2021 email to registrants. Good Afternoon, Please note the following items of importance 1. I have been in continual dialogue with the Ministry requesting dental hygienists, with the local anesthetic module, be included in the vaccination Order. We have been contacted regarding an […] Read More

Jan 11 – Important Information from Shared Health

Shared Health has a number of new documents which are of interest, including information on half-mask respirators and expectations around aerosol generating procedures (item #2 below), specifically pages 1-3: 1. Shared Health COVID-19 Guidance on the Reuse of Elastomeric (Half Mask) Respirators 2. Shared Health COVID-19 Provincial Guidance for Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (AGMPs) 3. […] Read More

Nov 18 – Revised Interim IPC Guidance Document, effective November 16, 2020

See the November 16, 2020 Revised Interim IPC Guidance Document here In response to new information published by Manitoba Public Health, updates to the IPC Guidance document are highlighted in red. If you have any questions about the additions, I can be reached at the College office. In health, Arlynn Brodie MHS, RDHRegistrar, Executive Director

Nov 4 – COVID 19 – Pandemic Response System; Changes in Levels

On November 2nd Public Health Manitoba adjusted the response levels in the regions of our province. The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region moved to the Critical level (red), the Southern Health-Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake-Eastern health regions moved to the Restricted level (orange) and the Northern health region remains at the Restricted level (orange). The […] Read More