Dental Continuing Education Course Schedule - Fall 2018 / Spring 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.

Download the Spring Schedule (PDF)

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

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:    January 5 to January 19, 2019
             Clinical portion:   Saturday, January 19, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:    January 26 to February 9, 2019
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, February 9, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Preliminary Oral Inspection for the Dental Assistant (POI) - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion:   January 5 to January 19, 2019
            Clinical portion: Saturday, January 19, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
                       OR
            Online portion:    January 26 to February 9, 2019
            Clinical portion:  Saturday, February 9, 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 17, 2018, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
2019 Dates: TBD

Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
2019 Date: TBD

Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion:  March 23 to April 6, 2019
Clinical portion:  Saturday, April 6, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Dental SealantsHybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: March 23 to April 6, 2019
Clinical portion: Saturday, April 6, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: April 22 to June 14, 2019
Clinical portion: Fridays: May 3, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; May 17, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm;
                                          May 31, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; June 14, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

For the Dental Team

OSHA Update for the Dental Office
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 5:30 - 9:00 pm

Dental Office Emergencies - Is Your Team Prepared?
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:30 - 12:30 pm

Infection Control for the Dental Office - Online OL
Online Dates: Tuesday, February 5 through Thursday February 7, 2019

For the Dental Hygienist

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental HygienistHybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Online Portion: January 2 to March 9, 2019
Clinical Portion: Saturdays: February 2, 8:30 – 4:30; February 23, 8:30 – 4:30;
                                               March 2, 8 – 4:30. Snow day March 9.

Sharpen Up Your Sharpening Skills - Hands-On!
Date: Thusrday, April 18, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dental Public Health Course Series

Caring for an Aging Population
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings
Dates: Saturday, January 26, 2019, 9 am – 4 pm

Evidence-based Dentistry for the Dental Professional
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Caries Stabilization
2019 Date: Saturday TBD
Online Portion & Clinical Portion: TBD

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
Office of Workforce Development

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