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Caries Stabilization (Hybrid)

with Dr Jonny Norris Kristen Saczawa RDH

May 7th to 21st, 2022

$379 More Info

Participants will learn indications and contraindications to sealants and ITR placement and will have an opportunity to place glass ionomer pit and fissure sealants, as well as practice ITR placement on teeth. Evidence supporting this technique will be presented.

Online portion: May 6 - May 21, 2022
Clinical Portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Sat May 21st, 8:30am - 4:30pm                          

Note:  This course has 4 didactic credits and 6 lab credits

CEUs: 10

Prerequisites and required documents: Active RDH license - email to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu 

Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: a face mask, safety glasses or safety shield, gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be  offically registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.

 

 

 

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Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants (Hybrid)

with Lynnea Adams

November 15th to January 21st, 2021

$1195 More Info

On-line lectures and learning activities are coordinated with laboratory practice to develop dental radiographic techniques. Students are required to schedule two clients. Techniques covered include: digital radiography, processing, mounting and evaluating films. Emphasis placed on client and operator protection, exposure and processing errors, asepsis protocol, radiographic techniques and equipment function. Following this course, passing of RHS portion of DANB exam is required according to NH law. NOTE: This course does not meet the radiology course requirements for the NHTI Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene programs.

Online portion: *November 15 - January 21, 2022

*Students are responsible for online coursework the week of November 15th and need to have it completed each week.  Be sure to log in on the first day to begin the class.

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS) from 8:30am - 5:30pm

  • Saturday, Dec 4th
  • Friday, Dec 17th
  • Friday, Jan 7th
  • Friday, Jan 14th

Rooms:  Macrury Hall -  M123 & M128

Prerequisites:   

1.  400 Hours of Work Experience verified by submitting EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION FORM 

2.   Completion of POI & ICP Courses - email your certificates to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu as an attachment. Thank you.

Required Materials:  Textbook: Dental Radiography: Principles and Techniques, Iannucci Howerton, 5th Edition, ISBN: 978-0-323-29742-4

Required PPE:  Students need to bring surgical masks, gloves, N95 for patient care and working on each other, face shield, safety glasses scrubs, and lab coat.

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until ALL necessary paperwork as well as payment is submitted.

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Online:  Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6pm - 8pm via ZOOM

CEU: 2

Has there been a shift in the Dental Industry from the 20th Century into the 21st Century?  Have the economics of the Dental Industry changed?Are there changes in the demographics in the Dental Industry?

Does the current, long adhered to model of the 'Dentist Office' as the 'Operating Delivery System' - a 'drill and fill, fee-for-service' still serve the general public and the dental profession as it was originally intended?

The answers to these questions will vary depending on whom you ask. Overwhelmingly, there are many factors and shifts in society that point towards an industry that is thriving, as did the dinosaurs immediately prior to the big meteor strike. The difference here is that there are a thousand different, small meteors; and their strikes are mostly going unnoticed or being blatantly ignored.

Historically, all industries go through seismic shifts. The buzz term today is “Disruptive Innovation.” This simply means it isn’t really about new products or systems. It is the application of current systems and technologies found outside of an existing industry. I think the changes that the Dental Industry will go through in the next 10-15 years will cause us to question the current dental-care delivery system. I believe we will see startling changes that are uncontrollable, and that no one person or organization will be able to stop.

Here is the most important question, “Can we adapt now? The answer is yes. We can start by allowing dental-staff members to implement authorized clinical procedures. This would result in more staff providing more dental care with fewer dentists. The primary role of the dentist would be to create treatment-planning and supervise the clinical care provided by these staff members.

One way to do this today, immediately, is using available and mundane technologies. Telehealth has shown itself to be extremely helpful during our current pandemic. In dentistry, this is referred to as Teledentistry (TD).

This course will outline how TD, given the opportunity, can be used, and what we can teach our Public Health Dental Hygienists to implement TD

Program Outline:

A)    Definition of Teledentistry: Explanation of the different levels of Teledentistry (TD) and necessary technology to achieve these levels.

B)     Brief overview of present state of traditional dental-care delivery systems. This includes updated statistical data showing severity of dental disease within different demographic groups.

C)     Who does TD connect? The program will identify the different participants and how they connect to each other. These participants include primary dental-care provider, patient, supervising dentist, dental specialists, and any other primary-level healthcare provider. Explanation of how these connections are more easily created and how more easily clinical findings can be transferred.

D)    How to select the correct TD software platform.

E)     Explanation of different clinical-care models and their participants.  Primarily, we have two areas: the preventive models and preventive/restorative models. This section also covers the contractual arrangements that these participants have with one another and with any outside entity involved in either supervision or reimbursement.

F)    Proper use of clinical procedure codes (clinical CDT codes).  How these codes are used for integrating TD software into regular dental software for efficient and easy record keeping. How to optimize utilization for faster and more precise third party reimbursement.

G)   How TD will fit into the changing dental-care delivery structures of the future.

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Instructors:

John S. Echternach, D.D.S., is a retired general dentist who maintained a private practice in Henniker, NH, for 40 years. He has been an active member of the American Dental Association, the NH Dental Society (NHDS) and the Concord Dental Society (CDS). His role in organized dentistry includes more than 16 years in a leadership capacity in both the NHDS and CDS.

In his retirement, John has assumed the role as a teacher of healthcare professionals with his focus on a specific treatment: the science and applications of silver diamine fluoride (SDF). After learning about the uses of SDF toward the end of his career, he successfully used this method on both children and adults for the last 3 years in his Henniker practice.

Katie Latulip is graduate of Vermont Technical College, where she obtained her Dental Hygiene degree in 2007. After graduation she worked in private practice for seven years. She became passionate about public health when she joined Ammonoosuc Community Health Services Inc. (ACHS), a Federally Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC) in 2014. Recognizing an increased need, she obtained her Certified Public Health Dental Hygiene certificate in 2016.

 

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Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI) (Hybrid) Section 1

with Danielle D'Alessandro

September 4th to 18th, 2021

$224 More Info

Description: This covers the Introduction to Dental Assisting in 302.06. With online and hands-on components, this course prepares dental assistants to perform a preliminary oral inspection on patients and includes taking medical/dental histories, obtaining/reading vital signs, basic oral anatomy and terminology, and dental charting. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion.

Please note: Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs; course not appropriate for RDH.

Online portion: September 4 - 18, 2021

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Saturday, September 18, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in Macrury Hall, Room 140 (M140)

CEUs: 4 Hours

Prerequisites & required documents: Completed Employment Verification Form confirming a minimum 400 hours of chairside experience.

Please email your completed Employment Verification Form to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu as an attachment. Thank you.

Required materials provided by student: Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes surgical masks, safety glasses, scrubs, lab coat, gloves, in addition to required blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.

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Evidence Based Dentistry for the Dental Professional

with Hope Saltmarsh

March 12th, 2022

$259 More Info

Course opens  2/28 2022 ONLINE - delegates should access and review material prior to LIVE oncampus class 3/12, 8:30am - 3:30PM.

This is a hybrid course.  The course will include lecture and PPT slides, discussion, and demonstrations of techniques to conduct online searches to find the best levels of evidence available to answer clinical questions and discover implementation and other relevant types of evidence to inform public health professionals seeking to design, deliver, and appraise dental public health programs. Included in the course will be opportunities for attendees to conduct searches to answer clinical questions, as well as program component, delivery and appraisal questions. During the course attendees will be required to conduct their own guided online searches and to report back to the group their findings. The instructor will be available throughout these exercises to provide assistance, as needed.

The on campus class will be held on March 12, 2021 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. The course will open on CANVAS on Monday, 2/28/2022 to allow participants to review posted materials that will be useful before and after the course.

CEUs: 7.0 (5 hours didactic and 2 hours online lab)

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Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use (Hybrid)

with Stephen Hoffman and Katrina Magee

October 30th to November 13th, 2021

$297 More Info

This course prepares dental assistants and dental hygienists to monitor nitrous oxide use during dental procedures.  Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will meet the qualifications stipulated by the NH Board of Dental Examiners.

Online portion: October 30 - November 13 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical portion(NHTI CAMPUS):  November 13, 2021

Clinical portion times: 8:00am - 1:00pm

CEUs: 6 Hours

Prerequisites:  RDH, ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or proof of completion of POI and ICP courses. (Must submit certificates.)

Please email your certificates/diploma to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu as an attachment. Thank you.

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires a face mask.

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until ALL necessary paperwork as well as payment is submitted.

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Dental Sealants (Hybrid)

with Barbara Stowers

October 8th to 23rd, 2021

$297 More Info

Lecture and clinical sessions provide an in-depth study of dental sealants. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the participant will be qualified to legally apply sealants in NH. The student will take the didactic, place sealants on extracted teeth and models and then place sealants under the supervision of their dentist.*

*If COVID protocols approve LIVE patients, students will be notified.

Note:  This course is not required for Dental Assistant Graduates from ADA Accredited Programs; Course is not appropriate for RDH).

Online portion: October 8 - 23, 2021 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Prerequisites and required documents:

  • ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or proof of completion of POI and ICP courses (submit certificates)

Please email your certificates/diploma to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu as an attachment. Thank you.

CEUs: 8

Required Materials: Two extracted teeth MUST be provided by participant.

Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: 2 surgical masks, surgical caps, N95 mask, safety glasses, face shield, gloves, scrubs & lab jacket.

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SDF for the Dental Practice

with John Echternach, DDS

September 22nd, 2021

$29 More Info

Online:  September 22, 6pm - 8pm via ZOOM

CEU: 2

Since the 1920s, the primary method of treating dental caries has been the surgical removal (drilling/scooping) of the carious lesion.  Prior to the 1920s, caries removal/treatment was done using chemotherapeutic agents to cauterize and disinfect the carious portion of the tooth.  This non-surgical approach has been re-introduced using improved agents and techniques.  Using these agents and techniques, in combination with other traditional dental cements and filling materials, we have enhanced their efficacy.

I am a retired general dentist who maintained a successful practice for 40 years.  During the last three years of my practice, I researched and developed clinical procedures for this non-surgical treatment of dental caries using Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) in combination with existing glass ionomer cements and compounds.  This combination-technique is called a Silver Modified Atraumatic Restorative Technique. (SMART).

These methodologies are the same as those employed by the leaders and experts in the dental community.  I personally found this approach to be extremely successful.  I used this technique on most of my young patient-population including our Medicaid children.  As we gained experience and realized SDF’s potential, we began treating selected elderly patients and our physically or mentally handicapped patients.

Since retiring, I have felt the need to share this knowledge and experience with other dental professionals.  My experience told me that the use of SDF and SMART should be part of all dental practices and all dental public health initiatives.  These basic clinical protocols can be used in many creative ways to simplify treatment and improve your patients’ oral health.

I hope this program will spark your interest and that you will consider incorporating SDF protocols into your practice.  The importance of this program is two-fold: to help treat dental decay more effectively and to use it to creatively market a more comprehensive and modern approach to practicing dentistry.

John S. Echternach, D.D.S

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Instructors:

John S. Echternach, D.D.S., is a retired general dentist who maintained a private practice in Henniker, NH, for 40 years. He has been an active member of the American Dental Association, the NH Dental Society (NHDS) and the Concord Dental Society (CDS). His role in organized dentistry includes more than 16 years in a leadership capacity in both the NHDS and CDS.

In his retirement, John has assumed the role as a teacher of healthcare professionals with his focus on a specific treatment: the science and applications of silver diamine fluoride (SDF). After learning about the uses of SDF toward the end of his career, he successfully used this method on both children and adults for the last 3 years in his Henniker practice.

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Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI) (Hybrid) Section 3

with Dawn Thompson

October 30th to November 13th, 2021

$224 More Info

Description: This covers the Introduction to Dental Assisting in 302.06. With online and hands-on components, this course prepares dental assistants to perform a preliminary oral inspection on patients and includes taking medical/dental histories, obtaining/reading vital signs, basic oral anatomy and terminology, and dental charting. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion.

Please note: Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs; course not appropriate for RDH.

Online portion: Oct 30 - Nov 13

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Saturday, Nov 13, 2021 8:30am - 12:30pm in Macrury Hall, Room 138/139

CEUs: 4 Hours

Prerequisites & required documents: Completed Employment Verification Form confirming a minimum 400 hours of chairside experience.

Please email your completed Employment Verification Form to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu as an attachment. Thank you.

Required materials provided by student: Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes surgical masks, safety glasses, scrubs, lab coat, gloves, in addition to required blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.

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Administration Nitrous Oxide

with Janice Farmer

October 1st to 23rd, 2021

$725 More Info

This course has been designed to provide participants with didactic and clinical continuing education to be eligible to administer nitrous oxide (N2O/O2) in the state of New Hampshire.  The course will cover the history of nitrous oxide, neurophysiology of pain and pain control, patient assessment including medical and dental indications and contraindications, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology of nitrous oxide, emergency prevention and management, nitrous oxide armamentarium including safe assembly and handling of gas tanks, masks, tubing, scavenger and monitoring equipment, techniques, record keeping, and regulatory/legal issues.

If a course participant is seeking certification in nitrous oxide administration in a state other than NH, it is the responsibility of that participant to contact the appropriate state board and gain knowledge of and meet the requirements for nitrous oxide administration in that state.

CEU’s:  20 

Prerequisites & Forms:

Text Required:  Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation , 4th  Edition, by Morris S. Clark, DDS, FACD and Ann Brunick , RDH, M.S., 2015  You can find this on AMAZON.

PPE Requirements: Clinical attire, including scrubs and closed toe shoes Face masks, safety glasses and non-latex gloves.

Online portion: October 1, 2021 - Oct 22, 2021
Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturday, October 23, 2021 8:30am - 3:30pm

Email the forms in one email to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu within 10 days of registration to secure your seat.

*PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered until ALL paperwork as well as payment has been submitted.

 Instructors:  Janice Farmer & Dr. Shannon Arndt

 

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Infection Control in Alternative Dental Settings

with Lisa Scott

October 30th, 2021

$249 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. 

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.

Waiting list available
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Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI) (Hybrid) Section 2

with Danielle D'Alessandro

September 25th to October 9th, 2021

$224 More Info

Description: This covers the Introduction to Dental Assisting in 302.06. With online and hands-on components, this course prepares dental assistants to perform a preliminary oral inspection on patients and includes taking medical/dental histories, obtaining/reading vital signs, basic oral anatomy and terminology, and dental charting. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion.

Please note: Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs; course not appropriate for RDH.

Online portion: September 25 - October 9, 2021

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Saturday, Oct 9, 1pm - 5pm in Macrury Hall, Room 140 (M140)

CEUs: 4 Hours

Prerequisites & required documents: Completed Employment Verification Form confirming a minimum 400 hours of chairside experience.

Please email your completed Employment Verification Form to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu as an attachment. Thank you.

Required materials provided by student: Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes surgical masks, safety glasses, scrubs, lab coat, gloves, in addition to required blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.