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Infection Control Recertification Course ONLINE (not ICP)

with Lynnea Adams

July 12th to 23rd, 2021

$129 More Info

Online:  July 12th - 23rd, 2021

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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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.

Waiting list available
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SDF for the Dental Practice

with John Echternach, DDS

September 22nd, 2021

$29 More Info

Online:  Tuesday, September 22, 6pm - 8pm

CEU: 2

ince 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 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.

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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.

Waiting list available
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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.

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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 linical 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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Infection Control Practice (ICP) (Hybrid) Section 1

with Elizabeth Brown

September 4th to 18th, 2021

$224 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:
Sept 4 - 18, 2021 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (NHTI Campus): Saturday, September 18, 2021, 1:00 pm - 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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Temporary Crown & Bridge Fabrication

with Kelly O'Brien

October 30th to November 13th, 2021

$297 More Info

This training qualifies the dental assistant, according to the NH Board of Dental Examiners’ regulations.  The focus is on techniques and materials used in temporary fabrication, finishing margins, and duplicating tooth anatomy. Participants will create temporary crowns and bridges on typodonts only.

ONLINE Class:  Oct 30 - Nov 12, 2021

ONCAMPUS Clinic:  Nov 13, 2021 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Hours: 8

Prerequisites and required documents:
ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or  Completion of the POI and ICP courses at NHTI

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: 2 surgical masks, safety glasses, face shield, latex free gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket

Required materials:

  • Two models of a tooth before and after crown preparation (before case goes to the lab)
  • Impression trays
  • Material for 10 impressions & temporaries.

No impression material will be provided.  

 

 

 

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Infection Control Recertification Course ONLINE (not ICP)

with Lynnea Adams

November 8th to 19th, 2021

$129 More Info

Online:  November 8th - 19th, 2021

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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Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant

with Lisa Scott

November 6th, 2021

$265 More Info

Hands on!  This course qualifies the orthodontic dental assistant to perform those expanded orthodontic duties designated by the NH Board of Dental Examiners.

Class Date: November 6

Class Times: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

CEUs: 8

Prerequisites: RDH OR 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: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires:3-4 surgical masks, gloves, face shields, scrubs, and lab jackets.

Please Note: You will not be registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is in place is submitted

Waiting list available
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Infection Control Practice (ICP) (Hybrid) Section 2

with Elizabeth Brown

September 25th to October 9th, 2021

$224 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:
Sept 25-10/9, 2021 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (NHTI Campus): Saturday, October 9, 2021, 8:30am - 12:30 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.