Fall 2016 / Spring 2017 Dental Continuing Education Course Schedule

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For the Dental Assistant

ALERT!  Changes to NH Rules!

New Hampshire dentists and dental assistants need to be aware of rule changes enacted by the Board of Dental Examiners (BODE) with regard to Den 302.05 Qualification in Specific Areas, commonly referred to as “expanded duties”. 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

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, or “expanded duties”. 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:    January 7 to September 21, 2017
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, January 21, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:    January 26 to February 11, 2017
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, February 11, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Preliminary Oral Inspection for the Dental Assistant (POI) - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion:   January 7 to January 21, 2017
           Clinical portion: Saturday, January 21, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
                       OR
           Online portion:    January 26 to February 11, 2017
           Clinical portion:  Saturday, February 11, 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

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Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Dates: Saturday, November 19, 2016, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
           Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: February 28 – April 21, 2017
Clinical portion: Saturday, April 1, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm and Wednesday, April 19, 6 - 10 pm

Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion: November 5 to November 19, 2016
Clinical portion: Saturday, November 19, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
                       OR
Online portion:    March 23 – April 8, 2017
Clinical portion:  Saturday, April 8, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dental Sealants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: March 9 – 25, 2017
Clinical portion: Saturday, March 25, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: April 24 – June 16, 2017
Clinical portion: Fridays, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, Tentative dates: May 5, 19, June 2 & 9
                          To confirm dates call (603) 230-4022

For the Dental Hygienist

Maximize Your Skills and Confidence in Ultrasonic Therapy - Hands-On!
Date:  Saturday, November 5, 2016, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: January 9 to March 11, 2017
Clinical portion: Saturdays, February 4, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; February 25, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm;
                                                                  March 4, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sharpen Up Your Sharpening Skills - Hands-On!
Dates: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For the Dental Team

NEW! Gut Health
Date: Friday, March 24, 2017, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dental Office Emergencies - Is Your Team Prepared?
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

NEW! Infection Control for the Dental Office - 100% Online OL
Date: Thursday, March 6-9, 2017

Dental Public Health Course Series

Medical Records Management - Hybrid Format  OL
Dates: Class MeetingWednesday, November 16, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online portionNovember 16 to December 7

Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Professional
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Snow date: Saturday, February 11)

Caries Stabilization OL
Date: Online portion: May 25 – June 10, 2017
Clinical Portion: June 10, 8:30am - 4:30pm

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.nh.gov/dental/laws/index.htm