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

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

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

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

Sept 1 – COVID-19 FAQ

To CDHM Registrants, See the FAQ document here The Shared Health ‘Return to Work’ phase of dental hygiene practice in the province generated many back to work questions from registrants. Thank-you for reaching out for clarification on many subjects. Answers to your questions were provided based on the most recent evidence available at the time. […] Read More

May 8 – CDHM COVID-19 Interim Infection Prevention Control (IPC)

See the CDHM COVID-19 Interim Infection Prevention Control document here Good Afternoon, These Guidelines have been prepared for your review but please be reminded CDHM strongly recommends dental hygiene services, which are considered non-urgent, remain suspended until further notice. Dental hygienists can be preparing for an eventual return to work by reviewing the attached Interim […] Read More

May 1st – CDHM Registrant Guiding Document for COVID-19 Transition Phase

CDHM Guiding Document May 1st, 2020 On April 29th, the Premier announced their phased in approach to re-establishing services in this province. Manitoba provincial public health authorities have recognized that the province is emerging out of the COVID- 19 Pandemic Phase and into a Transition phase. They outline multiple phases to re-establishing services. Effective May […] Read More

April 29 – CDHM Return to Work Update

Return to Work Update- April 29th, 2020 The premier announced today, “Effective May 4, and at the further direction of their respective regulatory bodies, regulated health professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, optometrists and podiatrists will no longer be limited to providing urgent and emergent care.” In anticipation of the ‘return to work’ for […] Read More

April 24 – CDHM & COVID Updates

Good Afternoon When I reflect back over the past 6 weeks, it is difficult to come to terms with the life-changing impact COVID-19 has had on the lives of so many. CDHM is monitoring the situation closely; we continue to receive advice and direction from Shared Health and the Ministry of Health. The Public Health […] Read More

April 17 – COVID-19 CDHM Update & Information

Good Afternoon Most importantly, I hope that you and your families are staying safe and our new normal is becoming manageable. The following bulletins were issued today from Manitoba Shared Health (); the communication for Regulator Bodies () reminds us that the Public Health Act ‘Order’, communicated by Dr. Roussin, stipulates that no dental procedures […] Read More