Two participants at the annual Sharing Smiles Day sit together at a table.

Dental and specialty clinics

Centre for Community Oral Health

Community outreach

We look at our outreach efforts as a way to grow our training and expand our understanding of treating patients. Our partners allow us to embed ourselves within a community or organization, giving our students, staff and faculty the chance to gain invaluable skills and experiences, all while giving back.

Mentorship program

One of the most effective ways to train extends beyond curriculum-based learning. Our mentorship program matches dental students with practicing professionals who will help guide, advise and offer in-the-moment perspectives.

  • Dentistry

    The Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry is looking for alumni dental professionals to join us in providing mentoring opportunities to students.

    Mentees connect with their mentor during the first year of their studies. The hands-on mentoring and professional guidance focused relationship continues throughout the course of the students' four-year educational journey.

    If you'd like more information or are interested in becoming a mentor, get in touch.

    Learn more about the Dentistry Mentorship Program

  • Dental Hygiene

    Through a partnership with the Manitoba Dental Hygienists Association (MDHA), we support the transition of dental hygiene students into the profession through open communication, guidance, and inspiration that benefits both the mentor and mentee.

    Learn more about the Dental Hygiene Mentorship Program

awards Alumni of Distinction

  • Left to right: Sheryl Sloshower, award winner for dental hygiene, Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis, dean of dentistry, and Dr. Ken Stones, award winner for dentistry.

    (L to R) Sheryl Sloshower, award winner for dental hygiene, Dr. Anastasia Kelekis-Cholakis, dean of dentistry, and Dr. Ken Stones, award winner for dentistry.

  • 2019 UMDAA Alumni of Distinction

    Dr. Ken Stones, a 1969 dentistry alumnus who lives in White Rock, B.C., received the Alumni of Distinction Award from the U of M Dental Alumni Association (UMDAA). The award recognizes Stones’ decades of volunteer work as an organizer and provider of oral care for people in need.

    2019 UMSDHAA Alumni of Distinction

    Sheryl Sloshower, a Winnipegger who earned her diploma in dental hygiene in 1974 and her bachelor’s degree in 2012, received the Alumni of Distinction Award from the U of M School of Dental Hygiene Alumni Association. She has made outstanding contributions to the profession through teaching, scholarship and professional regulation.

    Read more on UM Today

University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association (UMDAA) Alumni of Distinction past recipients

University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene Alumni Association (UMSDHAA) Alumni of Distinction past recipients

Alumni events and news

Interested in getting involved?

As a reunion leader, you can play an important role in bringing your class together for a memorable reunion. You’ll be the liaison between your classmates and the alumni events officer and help shape every aspect of your special event. Contact Darcy Routledge, alumni events officer, to get started.

Alumni news

Our graduates are living and working across Canada and all over the world, making a difference in a variety of settings. Tell us where your career has taken you! Send an email to radymarketing@umanitoba.ca and you may be featured in UMToday or Rady UM.

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Dentistry Alumni associations

Join our community and be a part of our story!

  • University of Manitoba Dental Alumni Association (UMDAA)

    A great way to stay connected and grow your network is through the UMDAA. Membership is open to all graduates of the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, regardless of where you live.

    Manitoba-based practitioners, one-year (voting membership): $50.
    Out of province and associate members: $35

    As a voting member of the UMDAA, you can help us ensure:

    • a strong alumni voice in college affairs
    • with a large network of practitioners, the UMDAA will be more effective and more relevant
    • a lasting bond with students and the dental college
    • we remain as one of the top dental schools in Canada

    Become a member of the UMDAA

  • University of Manitoba School of Dental Hygiene Alumni Association (UMSDHAA)

    The School of Dental Hygiene provides world-class education, in addition to many social and cultural experiences and interactions. Our goal is to provide you with the same variety and quality experience through our networking and programs for our alumni.

    The UMSDHAA is committed to connecting with alumni of the School of Dental Hygiene. We focus our efforts on:

    • engaging alumni through social and networking events
    • recognizing alumni achievements
    • keeping alumni up-to-date on the latest news and events
    • providing services and benefits for all of our graduates
    • involving current students and supporting the School of Dental Hygiene

    If you're interesting becoming a UMSDHAA member, we would love to hear from you!

    Become a member of UMSDHAA

Let's connect

Our students, staff, faculty and alumni are doing some amazing things in our local communities or in far parts of the world. We want to hear from you, we want to share with you. Follow us on social media, and be sure to update your contact information if you're making moves!

    Stay up to date

    Read about fellow alumni in Rady UM or the college newsletter, join the Alumni association or come to a reunion.

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    Alumni from the College of Nursing go on to make a difference in a wide variety of settings and careers. Tell us where your degree has taken you! Send an email to radymarketing@umanitoba.ca and you may be featured in our eNewsletters, UMToday or Rady UM.

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