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Medical Records Management (12795)

with Deb Albrecht

Next session: October 10th to 28th, 2023

$320 More Info

This required class meets once as a group, followed by individual completion of required online activities. Topics discussed assist public health dental hygienists to understand and comply with legal requirements to properly handle patient medical records. Key concepts of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and NH law regarding client abuse are included. Participants draft a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and are required to complete learning activities prior to class end date.

CEUs: 8

Oct 10, 2023 6-8pm: In person class on the NHTI Campus
Oct 10 - Oct 28, 2023: Online class work is to be completed using Canvas Learning Management Sytem (Login Information will be provided after registration)

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Infection Control in Alternative Dental Settings (12384)

with Myra Nakitis

Next session: September 23rd, 2023

$285 More Info

This required course reviews infection control procedures through lecture and clinical activities. Dental hygienists learn the latest protocols for proper asepsis in non-traditional settings and are strongly encouraged to bring a portable dental unit. 

September 23, 2023 from 8:30am - 12:30pm

CEUs: 6

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: A surgical masks, face shields, scrubs, and a lab jacket.

About the instructor:

Myra has been in the dental field for over 20 years, beginning with working at a dental office where she was trained as a dental assistant. As her enthusiasm grew in the dental field, she went on and pursued a degree in dental hygiene. She graduated from NHTI Concord in 2005, earning her RDH. She then completed her certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration and monitoring in 2010 from NHTI Concord. Myra worked in private practice for 15 years, and during that time she volunteered, offering free dental preventive services for school-aged children at the Greater Nashua Dental Connection, a non-profit organization where she also served as a member of the Board of Directors. Myra earned her Certified Public Health Certification in 2019, from NHTI Concord. As her passion for working in the public health sector continued to grow, she took a full-time position at The Greater Nashua Dental Connection as a public health dental hygienist where she currently works.

Myra is presently one of the dental investigators for the State of N.H. She also served as President for the N.H. Dental Hygienists’ Association and Chair of the Dental Hygienists’ Committee under the N.H. Board of Dental Examiners, from 2019- 2022.

In her spare time, Myra enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and helping others. She is a Reiki practitioner and donates her time at Southern NH Medical Center, in Nashua.

Myra is committed to providing care to underprivileged individuals. Her passion and empathy are recognized by many.