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New Wave of Next Wave Oral Health Professionals Set to Enter Workforce

May 27, 2015 — 

When it comes to oral health care in Manitoba, the prognosis continues to be bright and only stands to get better in the days ahead. As of May 29, the ranks of oral health professionals will expand by a total of 60 as the University of Manitoba confers credentials on the next and newest wave of oral health care professionals.

The Class of 2015 includes 35 from the College of Dentistry and an additional 25 from the School of Dental Hygiene, all of whom will be formally presented with their credentials during the University of Manitoba’s convocation at the Fort Garry campus.

The vast majority of these graduates were born and raised in Manitoba as the college and the school continues to bolster the ranks of the practicing community with homegrown, professional talent. It’s a group that also benefits from the some of the latest and most modern teaching and training techniques of anywhere in North America today.

Manitobans in particular may benefit the most from this new wave of graduates. Many, if not most of those from both classes are likely to practice and settle within their home province and will only add to the growing demographic of younger oral health professionals in the province. By percentage, Manitoba has among the youngest population of oral health professionals in Canada, all of whom benefit from learning the newest and most modern techniques available today.

The Class of 2015 is the 56th from the Faculty of Dentistry and the 52st for the School of Dental Hygiene. Members of both classes will be presented with individual class awards at a morning graduation breakfast prior to the convocation ceremonies that begin at 3pm Thursday on the Fort Garry Campus.

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