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Lecture and practice drills will focus on the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. Common systemic conditions, etiologies of disease, and risk assessment will be discussed.

In person at NHTI: March 26, 2022 from 8:30am - 12:30pm

CEU: 3.5

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Caries Stabilization (Hybrid) (22811)

with Dr Jonny Norris Kristen Saczawa RDH

May 6th 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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Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI) (Hybrid) Section 1 (21520)

with Danielle D'Alessandro

January 22nd to February 5th, 2022

$239 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: January 22 - February 5, 2022

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 8:30 am – 12:30 pm in Macrury Hall, Room 138 (M138)

CEUs: 4 Hours

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

Please complete the Employment Verification Form

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 (23546)

with Janice Gilpin RDH & Dr. Shannon Farrell

February 11th to March 5th, 2022

$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: February 11 - March 5, 2022
Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturday, March 5, 2022 -  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 Farrell

 

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In-office Whitening (23549)

with Sandy Inzer & Lynn Noonan

April 30th, 2022

$175 More Info

This course meets the requirements established by the NH Board of Dental Examiners for dental assistants and dental hygienists. Topics: prescription/non-prescription products and safety considerations.

Hours: 6

Prerequisites and required documents:
-RDH or ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or Completion of the POI and ICP courses
-Medical History Form - please print out, fill out, scan and email to: sinzer@ccsnh.edu

-Informed Consent Form
-Clinic attire (lab coat and safety glasses)

*Documents can be E-mailed to nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu 

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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Instructor:

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.

 

 

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant Section 1 (Hybrid) (23542)

with Kristen Saczawa

January 15th to February 26th, 2022

$379 More Info

This course will be held in Keene at Montshire Dental.

Online: January 15 - February 26, 2022

In Person:

January 29th AND February 26 - both days 8am - 5pm

Hours: 12

Prerequisites and required documents:

Required by student if COVID protocols allow:

  • Treat 5 paitents under the supervision of a NH dentist between clinical sessions.

Required PPE:  Lab coat, safety glasses, 2 face masks, N95 mask

*Email required documents within 10 days of registration to secure** your seat:  nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu 

**You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will not be reserved until ALL necessary paperwork as well as payment has been submitted.

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Infection Control Practice (ICP) (Hybrid) Section 2 (21676)

with Connie George

February 19th to March 5th, 2022

$239 More Info

With online and hands-on components, course topics include barrier techniques, limiting contamination, hand washing, handling of sharps, sterilization, disinfection, and disposal of waste materials. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion. 

Online Portion:
February 19 - March 5, 2022 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (NHTI Campus): Saturday, March 5, 2022 -  8:00am - 12:00 pm

Please note: 

  • Course not designed to meet annual OSHA training requirement. 
  • Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs.

CEUs: 4 

Required documents: None

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes 2 surgical masks, N95, safety shield, gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket.

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:  March 14 - March 25, 2022

This course provides infection control guidelines and recommendations for the dental office. The course is based on the CDC infection and prevention guidelines, and includes information on disinfection and sterilization, products, and asepsis protocols. This course fulfills the NH dental infection control requirements for certification and license renewal.

 CEU:  3

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Course opens  February 28, 2022 -  ONLINE - delegates should access and review material prior to LIVE on campus 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, 2022 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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Infection Control Practice (ICP) (Hybrid) Section 1 (21519)

with Connie George

January 22nd to February 5th, 2022

$239 More Info

With online and hands-on components, course topics include barrier techniques, limiting contamination, hand washing, handling of sharps, sterilization, disinfection, and disposal of waste materials. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion. 

Online Portion:
January 22 - February 5, 2022 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (NHTI Campus): Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 5:00 pm

Please note: 

  • Course not designed to meet annual OSHA training requirement. 
  • Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs.

CEUs: 4 

Required documents: None

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes 2 surgical masks, N95, safety shield, gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket.

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:  January 17 - January 28, 2022

This course provides infection control guidelines and recommendations for the dental office. The course is based on the CDC infection and prevention guidelines, and includes information on disinfection and sterilization, products, and asepsis protocols. This course fulfills the NH dental infection control requirements for certification and license renewal.

 CEU:  3