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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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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

with Debra Schuler

October 6th to November 17th, 2021

$695 More Info

Note:  We can bring this to your organization - on your own schedule as a customized training if you have a team of 8 or more.  Please contact Allison Mollica if you are interested - amollica@ccsnh.edu

The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Dates:  Wednesdays, 8:30am to 10:30am October 6 - November 17, 2021

Includes 7 Habits Course Kit & Interactive App

Based on Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, which after 30 years continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity for personal effectiveness, leadership development and change.

Presented in (7) two (2) hour sessions, this series explores how “living the 7 Habits” can help you lead your life in a truly effective way.  This proven process of personal and interpersonal growth begins with an introduction to the paradigms and principles of effectiveness. With this foundation in place, we will learn about the habits that lead to personal mastery: being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first. Next, we transition to the habits that improve our interpersonal communications and relationships: thinking win-win, seeking first to understand and synergizing. The final habit, sharpening our saw, will illustrate the importance of making self-care a priority. Lastly, participants will identify the areas in their personal and professional lives that matter most and develop a plan for turning their ideas and good intentions into action.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® MicroCredential Certificate

Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program. 

Session 1:  Orientation & Foundations of the 7 Habits

Session 2: Habit 1: Be Proactive  

So often, success is perceived by what we see on the surface, however true development of effectiveness comes from the inside-out and is more about character than personality. Our 7 Habits learning journey begins with proactively taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances or conditions for their behavior. They consciously choose their behavior.

Session 3:  Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind                                      People are working harder than ever, but because clarity and vision are often lacking, they are not getting very far in terms of overall fulfillment and happiness. Highly effective people make a conscious effort to visualize who they are and what they want in life. It's about reconnecting with your strengths and uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself.

Session 4:  Habit 3 - Put First Things First  

To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes across your path is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. Highly effective people realize that it's alright to say no sometimes in order to focus on their highest priorities. Putting first things first isn’t just about time management, it’s about life management. What are "first things?" Those things you personally find most valuable and meaningful.

Session 5:   Habit 4: Think Win-Win

Thinking Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a compromise. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration. Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Highly effective people see life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It’s a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit which is also critical to understanding others.

Session 6:  Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  

Communication is the most important skill in life. We spend years learning how to read, write and speak, but what about listening? Most people seek first to be understood, to get their point across, and in doing so, may ignore the other person or selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation and miss the meaning entirely. Seeking first to understand is listening with the intent to understand, not to reply, which establishes mutual respect and opens the door to creative cooperation--the mindset that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Session 7:  Habit 6 & 7 Synergize & Sharpen the Saw and Key Take-Aways and Action Planning 

Sharpening the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four key areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Renewing yourself in each of the four areas facilitates growth and change in your life and inspires you to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and effectively handle challenges. We will conclude our session with individual reflection, sharing of key take-aways and action planning to set you up for successful ongoing application of learning and positive results in the most important areas of your life.

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About Debra Schuler, B.S. Management, Positive Psychology Certificate

Debra Schuler is a lifelong learner dedicated to helping individuals at all stages of life and career lead themselves with more clarity, purpose and intention to achieve greater fulfillment, joy and success personally and professionally.  She works with organizations, youth development non-profits, colleges and universities, and women-in-transition throughout the US and globally to inspire others to take bold risks, realize their full potential and achieve greatness in their lives. She earned her B.S. in Management from Rivier University and was awarded a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.  She is also a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston and a member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. She lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and son.  www.ensolifebydesign.com

 

 

Payment plan available: $250.00 deposit plus 5 payments of $89.00, paid every four weeks
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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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Data Analytics for HR – MicroCredential Certificate

with Julie Alig

October 26th to November 30th, 2021

$725 More Info

HR Essentials!  Using Data to Make Powerful Decisions

Researchers are finding more and more evidence that leveraging human capital improves a company’s performance – its revenue, customer satisfaction, employee retention, and ability to attract new employees, among others.   As a leader responsible for the success of your organization, you need to be able to leverage data to take full advantage of this valuable resource.  This 6-week microcredential course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin doing just that.  In non-technical language, this introduction to the emerging field of “People Analytics” will review the basics of the theory, practice and terminology of people-centered analytics in organizations today.

Presented in six (6) two (2) hour sessions, you’ll learn what metrics are the most important to focus on for your organization, and importantly, which analytics are the most appropriate to use when answering the questions facing you and your colleagues.  We’ll address the challenge of data silos and of “messy data,” and review the lifecycle of an analytics project from conception to delivery of results.  Use cases will be drawn from areas including talent acquisition, employee retention, workforce planning, employee engagement, and compensation.  Finally, ethical considerations surrounding the use of employee data will be addressed. 

You’ll come away from this course with the ability to improve your decision-making by optimizing the use of data, analytical methods, and especially your human capital.

Data Analytics for HR Professionals MicroCredential 

Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program. 

Who Should Attend

This microcredential course is primarily designed for the Director level and above; for functional area leaders; general management; and C-suite executives who want to learn how to drive business results by incorporating human resources data and analysis into decision-making.

Participants should possess strong management and communication skills, as well as a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.  No previous knowledge of or experience with statistics or analytics is required, though statistical tools and methods will be mentioned as appropriate in discussions of HR topics.

Workshop Descriptions

Session 1:  Analytics, and What It Can Contribute to HR; Descriptive, Predictive, etc.

Session 2:  Talent Acquisition

Session 3:  Retention and Turnover

Session 4:  Employee Engagement

Session 5:  Diversity and Inclusion; HR Metrics

Session 6:  Data to Action:  Persuasive Storytelling and Ethical Considerations

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About Julie Alig, Ph.D.

Julie Alig is a data geek who’s passionate about telling stories and works with organizations, businesses, non-profits, colleges and universities, and other groups to uncover the stories in their data, using statistics and visualizations. Armed with this knowledge, they make strong, strategic decisions to move forward.  She earned her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct her dissertation field research in Stuttgart, Germany.  She graduated cum laude from Columbia College in New York City with a Bachelor’s in History and French Literature.  She lives in Manchester with her husband and two children.

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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 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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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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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.