Dental Continuing Education Course Schedule - Fall 2019

OL - Courses marked with this symbol will have an on-line component. Students are required to have a personal email address (not the office email), internet access, a computer, and possess basic computer skills.

For the Dental Assistant

ALERT!  Know the NH Rules!

New Hampshire dentists and dental assistants need to be aware of rules enacted by the
Board of Dental Examiners (BODE) with regard to Den 302.05 Qualification in Specific Areas.
Current law requires dental assistants who are not graduates from ADA Accredited Programs to:

  • Complete a NH BODE-approved course in Infection Control in the Dental Office, and
  • Have 400 hours of experience in clinical dental assisting, and
  • Complete a NH BODE-approved course in the Preliminary Inspection of the Oral Cavity (this covers the Introduction to Dental Assisting in 302.06)

BEFORE enrolling in a course for qualification in specific areas or “expanded duties” including: dental radiology, coronal polishing, sealants, temporary crown and bridge fabrication, in-office whitening, orthodontic duties and monitoring nitrous oxide. The two courses below meet NH Board of Dental Examiners’ requirements and are prerequisites for taking all other dental assisting courses for qualification in specific areas. These courses are not required for graduates of ADA-accredited dental assisting programs.

Infection Control Practice in the Dental Office (ICP) - Hands On! - Hybrid Format OL
Dates:Online portion:    September 21 to October 5, 2019
           Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 5, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Preliminary Oral Inspection for the Dental Assistant (POI) - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion:    September 21 to October 5, 2019
            Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 5, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The above two courses meet NH Board of Dental Examiners’ requirements and are prerequisites for taking all other dental assisting courses for qualification in specific areas, or “expanded duties.”  These courses not required for graduates of ADA-accredited dental assisting programs.  To determine if a dental assisting program is ADA-accredited, go to the Commission on Dental Accreditation website at http://www.ada.org/en/coda/find-a-program/search-dental-programs.

Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion:  September 28 to November 7, 2019
Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 12, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and
                             Thursday, November 7, 5:30-9:30 pm (CLASS FULL)

Dental SealantsHybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: October 15 to October 19, 2019
Clinical portion: Saturday, October 19, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm (CLASS FULL)

Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion:  October 5 to October 19, 2019
Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 19, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: To be determined

Getting to the Roots (and incisal edges) of Digital Radiographs
Date: October 26, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

For the Dental Team

OSHA Update for the Dental Team
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Infection Control for the Dental Office - Online OL
Online Dates: Tuesday October 15 through Thursday October 17, 2019

For the Dental Hygienist

The Administration of Nitrous Oxide - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Online Portion: September 18 to October 5, 2019
Clinical Portion: Saturday, October 5, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm (CLASS FULL)

Maximize Your Skills and Confidence in Ultrasonic Therapy - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental HygienistHybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Online Portion: September 30 to November 23, 2019
Clinical Portion: Saturdays: November 2, 8:30 – 4:30; November 16, 8:30 – 4:30;
                                               November 23, 8 – 4:30.

Getting to the Roots (and incisal edges) of Digital Radiographs
Date: October 26, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dental Hygiene Refresher
This course was prepared for dental hygienists who have been out of practice for a time and want to get back into the field or for those who are practicing, but feel their skills need updating.
The course if offered as we have qualifying applicants
Contact Lynn Noonan, lnoonan@ccsnh.edu for more information

Dental Public Health Course Series

Infection Control in Alternative Dental Settings - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Medical Records Management - Hybrid Format OL
Online Portion: October 2 -23, 2019
Class Meeting: Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lynn Noonan
(603) 271-6484 x4261
Fax: (603) 230-9305
lnoonan@ccsnh.edu

Business Training Center
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7412
(603) 230-4022
Fax: (603) 230-9304
nhtibtc@ccsnh.edu
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For important details on the dental laws and rules, as well as recent changes, refer to RSA 317-A and Den 100-500 at www.oplc.nh.gov/dental/laws-rules.htm