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Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant – NHTI clinical

with Casey Hannon

Next session: April 13th to May 18th, 2024

$435 More Info

Option 1 - Online: February 17 - March 23, 2024

                  In-Person at NHTI: March 2, 2024 from 8am - 5pm AND                    March 23, 2024 from 8am - 12pm

Option 2 - Online: April 13, 2024  - May 18, 2024

                  In-Person at NHTI: April 27, 2024 from 8am - 5pm AND                    May 18, 2024 from 8am - 12pm

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:  [email protected] 

**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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Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings (26442)

with John P. Ahern

Next session: March 2nd to 9th, 2024

$295 More Info

This course addresses systemic conditions and diseases with emphasis on dental hygiene treatment planning, the management of dental and medical emergencies in alternative dental settings and includes a pharmacology review for common disease states. An update on the “new normal” for infection control procedures and use of preprocedural mouth rinses.

Online will run March 2 - March 9, 2024 (Delegates should access and review material and take the pretest prior to LIVE on campus class)

OnCampus:  March 9, 2024, 9am - 4pm

Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

CEUs: 6

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Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants (Hybrid) (26650)

with Lynnea Adams

Next session: April 29th to June 21st, 2024

$1500 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 completion of the course, you must pass the DANB~Radiation Health and Safety exam before you are eligible to expose radiographs in your office. This requirement is according to the NH State Board of Dental Examiners Rules and Regulations.NOTE: This course does not meet the radiology course requirements for the NHTI Dental Assisting or Dental Hygiene programs.

Online portion: *April 29 - June 21, 2024

*Students are responsible for online coursework the week of April 29 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 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Friday, May 3
  • Thursday, May 16 (Thursay - not Friday for this week - big event on campus so we moved the class to Thurs)
  • Friday, May 31
  • Friday, June 14

Rooms:  Macrury Hall -  M128


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

2.   Completion of POI & ICP Courses - email your certificates to [email protected] as an attachment. Thank you.

Required Materials:  Textbook:Dental Radiology: Principles and Techniques, Iannucci and Howerton, 6th Edition, ISBN: 978-0323695503

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.

Due to the intensity and stringent NH Board of Dental Examiners rules regarding this course, it is imperative that all course requirements and commitments are met to ensure successful completion of this class.  No extensions can be given, coursework through CANVAS must be completed on time, and all in-person clinical sessions must be completed at the time they are offered in order to meet State requirements and receive a certificate.  Any variation from expectations will result in a “did not complete” grade. Please make sure you log in to CANVAS on the start date of class.


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Passion & Progress: How to Elevate Your Career

with Danielle Avila & Laura Bettencourt

Next session: May 1st to 22nd, 2024

$250 More Info

Wednesdays, May 1-May 22, 2024; In-person on May 1 and May 15; 6-8pm; Online Webinar on May 8 and 22; 6-7pm

As dental hygienists and assistants are immersed in the operatory, struggling with the demanding clinical responsibilities of patient care, this immersion can inadvertently set in motion a journey toward burnout, a train of thought that many fail to recognize until it's too late. This course aims to shed light on this phenomenon, guiding participants to break free from the burnout trajectory by emphasizing the importance of ongoing skill development and proactive networking within their professional community. These aspects are not only vital for staying current in the dynamic dental landscape but are also indispensable for the continual evolution of the developing clinicians' scope of practice. Additionally, we explore the elements of understanding how we learn, communicate effectively, and maintain balance, providing the foundational pillars for a sustained and thriving career in the dental profession.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn to break down your fears and use your strengths to remove limiting beliefs.
  2. Discover your confidence and learn systems for success.
  3. Develop growth within yourself and the skills needed to harness innovations and technologies.
  4. How to effectively communicate with your patients and team members so that you can create a positive work environment.
  5. Develop a personalized plan for continuous professional development, ensuring ongoing competence and adaptability in response to advancements in dental practices and methodologies.

Audience:  Registered Dental Hygienists and/or dental assistants looking for more within their careers and wanting to prevent burnout and overwhelm in their career.

Prerequisite:  Clinical RDH/Dental Assistant for 1+ years.

Pre-Requirement: The Clifton Strengths Finder Assessment should be completed and submitted one week before the start of class.

Required Course Material:  LD Coaching SHINE workbook PDF




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Dental Sealants (Hybrid) (26645)

with Barbara Stowers

Next session: March 23rd to April 6th, 2024

$340 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.

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

Online portion:  March 23 - April 6, 2024 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturday, April 6, 2024 -  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 [email protected] 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.

About the instructor:

Barbara Stowers has been a practicing hygienist for over 17 years. She is a Professor for the Allied Dental Education Department at NHTI- Concord’s Community College in Concord, New Hampshire. Her areas of teaching responsibilities include, Clinical Dental Hygiene, Periodontics and Ethics and Jurisprudence. In addition, Barbara is a Senior Clinic Coordinator for both 3rd and 4th semester senior students.

Barbara earned her Master of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from The Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts.  Her degree concentration was dental hygiene education, which afforded her the opportunity to give back and teach at her alma mater, NHTI.

In addition, Barbara was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of The New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners Dental Hygienists Committee. She has been published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and is a proud member of both the American Dental Hygienists Association and the American Dental Education Association.

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Dental Hygiene Refresher (26921)

with Rachel Leo Flagg

Current session: January 17th to May 15th, 2024

$2000 More Info

This course includes an initial assessment, online didactic review of current concepts and 12 hours of clinical instruction in instrumentation and radiographic techniques.  Participants need to provide their own patients.

Price: $2,000 - includes assessment, online instruction and coursework, personalized clinical training.  

Prerequisites and required documents:
-Current CPR certification
-College transcript

Please email to:  [email protected] 

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

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Advanced Instrumentation Review (27986)

with Barbara Stowers and Billie Lunt

Next session: March 30th to April 13th, 2024

$430 More Info

Online 3/30-4/13/2024; In-person didactic and clinical - Saturday, April 13, 2024; 8am to Noon.

This course will review Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation techniques for the practicing dental hygienist, utilizing both area specific curets and magnetostrictive inserts, including curved tips. Topics covered in this course will include the following: Review of tooth and root anatomy; instrument design; instrument adaptation and angulation on complex root anatomy, advanced alternative fulcrums, review of problematic areas and periodontal concerns related to tooth anatomy, and review of proper fundamental techniques for effective instrumentation.  This course will review content in lecture format with clinical discussion, and practical application on simulated patient manikins.