ALERT! Changes to NH Rules for Dental Assistants!
New Hampshire dentists and dental assistants need to be aware of rule changes enacted by the Board of Dental Examiners (BODE) with regard to Den 302.05 Qualification in Specific Areas, commonly referred to as “expanded duties”. Current law requires dental assistants (who are not Graduates from ADA Accredited Programs) to:
- Complete a NH BODE-approved course in Infection Control in the Dental Office, and
- Have 400 hours of experience in clinical dental assisting, and
- Complete a NH BODE-approved course in the Preliminary Inspection of the Oral Cavity
BEFORE enrolling in a course for qualification in specific areas or “expanded duties” including: dental radiology, coronal polishing, sealants, temporary crown and bridge fabrication, in-office whitening, orthodontic duties and monitoring nitrous oxide.
OL - Courses marked with this symbol will have an on-line component. Students are required to have an email address, internet access, a computer, and possess basic computer skills.
For the Dental Assistant
Infection Control Practice in the Dental Office (ICP) - Hands On! - NEW! OL
Dates: Saturday, February 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm OR
Saturday, February 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm OR
Saturday, March 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Preliminary Oral Inspection for the Dental Assistant (POI) - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Saturday, January 25, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm OR
Friday, February 7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm OR
Friday, March 28, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The above two courses meet NH Board of Dental Examiners’ requirements and are prerequisites for taking all other dental assisting courses for qualification in specific areas, or “expanded duties”.
Dental Sealants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Date: Saturday, March 8, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use - Hybrid Format OL
Date: Saturday, May 17, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Saturday, April 5, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Wednesday, April 16, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication - Hands-On!
Date: This class has been canceled. Please look for it in our upcoming fall schedule.
Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, April 26, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Dental Radiology for Dental Assisting (DN 105) - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: April 28 – June 27
Clinical Portion: Thursdays - May 8, May 22, June 5, June 19, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm and Fridays - May 9, May 23, June 6, June 20, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, May 3, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
For the Dental Hygienist
Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, March 29, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sharpen Up Your Sharpening Skills - Hands-On!
Date: Thursday, May 8, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dental Hygiene Refresher Course OL
Date: Online portion available 8 weeks prior to clinical segment (dates TBA)
For the Dental Team
Tips for Taking a Hybrid Course (classroom & online) - FREE! OL
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taking a Good Impression - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, March 1, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dental Office Emergencies - Is Your Team Prepared?
Date: Saturday, May 3, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dental Public Health Course Series
Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Professional
Date: Saturday, March 8, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Navigating the Challenges of Long Term Care Settings
Date: Saturday, March 8, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Medical Records Management - Hybrid Format OL
Date: Online portion: April 21 through May 14
Class Meeting: Wednesday, May 7, 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
Date: Friday, June 6
This course is now full. We are no longer accepting registrations; please look for it in our Spring 2015 schedule.