Dental Continuing Education

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Meet the Program Coordinator
Debra Albrecht, CDA, RDH, M.Ed.

Debra AlbrechtDebra is a graduate of The Fones School of Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, CT. She earned a BS in Dental Auxilliaries Teacher Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Masters in Education from Keene State College. Debra has worked in private practice in both general and periodontal offices. In 1997 she became coordinator of the Cheshire Smiles Dental Program at the Cheshire Medical Center, a public health program in the Monadnock region serving children without access to dental care, a position she held for about 10 years. Currently she is a professor with the Allied Dental Education Department at NHTI.


NHTI is firmly committed to developing and delivering continuing education programs that will enhance the professional lives of Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists, offering:

  • State-of-the-art clinic
  • Highly qualified faculty
  • Reasonably priced courses
  • Workshops that meet the criteria established by the
    NH Board of Dental Examiners
  • Liability insurance available for a nominal fee

Program Schedule

Dental Public Health Course Series

Registration Information

Instructors Needed

New course offering in Dental Public Health Course Series:
Medical Management in Public Health Settings

Featuring John Fitzsimons, DMD, MA
Families First Health Center, Portsmouth, NH

Stacy PlourdeJohn Fitzsimons, DMD, MA

Do you know what it is like to provide comprehensive care for over 2500 clients of a Federally Qualified Health Center?  Dr. John Fitzsimons certainly does.  In addition to providing comprehensive care to 2500 patients of record, John sees four daily referrals from the Emergency Departments of three Portsmouth- area hospitals.  He also works with the Cardiac, Orthopedic, and Oncology teams at Exeter and Portsmouth Regional hospitals to provide pre-surgical treatment and clearance for patients.
He works closely with and is supervising dentist for the school-based program, Seacoast Healthy Grins, coordinated by Cindy Bishop, RDH, BS, CPHDH, administered through Families First Health Center.

Prior to his current position at Families First Health Center in Portsmouth, Dr. Fitzsimons served as General Practice Resident at Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor, Maine.  He received recognition by earning the award for Outstanding Clinical Excellence in Endodontics.  Dr. Fitzsimons holds a DMD degree with honors from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and a Master of Arts in Medical Sciences from the School of Medicine and Division of Dental Public Health.  He remains committed to continuing education and in June passed the qualifying exam to become a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

In the new Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings course, Dr. Fitzsimons will address systemic conditions and diseases with emphasis on dental hygiene treatment planning and the management of dental and medical emergencies in alternative dental settings.  A pharmacology review for common disease states is also planned.

Date:   Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Snow date: Saturday, January 24)
Price:  $120
CEUs:  6

NHTI is a NH BODE continuing education provider, and this course meets BODE requirements
for the Certified Dental Public Health (CPHDH) qualification.

For important details on the CPHDH refer to RSA 317-A: 21-e and Den 302.05 (aa) at


Debra Albrecht
(603) 271-6484 x4261
Fax: (603) 230-9305

Business Training Center
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7412
(603) 230-4022
Fax: (603) 230-9304
Office of Workforce Development

For important details on the new laws refer to RSA 317-A:21-e and Den 302.05 (y) and (aa) at