Dental Continuing Education Schedule

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For the Dental Assistant

ALERT!  Know the 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.

To determine if a dental assisting program is ADA-accredited, go to the Commission on Dental Accreditation website at www.ada.org/en/coda/find-a-program/search-dental-programs/allied-programs.

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:  September 4 to September 19
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:  October 2 to October 17
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 17, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Preliminary Oral Inspection for the Dental Assistant (POI) - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion:  September 4 to September 19
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, September 19, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:  October 2 to October 17
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 17, 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.”

 

Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, September 26, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm OR December 19, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: October 28 to November 14
Clinical portion: Saturday, November 14, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Wednesday, December 2, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Temporary Crown and Bridge Fabrication - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 21, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Dental Sealants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: November 17 – December 5
Clinical portion: Saturday, December 5, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion: November 20 – December 12
Clinical portion: Saturday, December 12, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: To Be Determined; call (603) 230-4022 for more information

For the Dental Hygienist

The Administration of Nitrous Oxide - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: October 7 to November 7
Clinical portion: Saturday, November 7, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Maximize Your Skills and Confidence in Ultrasonic Therapy - Hands-On!
Date:  Saturday, November 14, 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygenist - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: December 16, 2015 through March 9, 2016
Clinical portion: Saturday Feb 6, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Feb 20, 8:30 am-4:30 pm and Feb 27, 8:00 am-4:30 pm; Snow date: Saturday, Mar 5

For the Dental Team

Tips for Taking a Hybrid Course (class with online component) - FREE! OL
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Oral Care Considerations for Individuals with Disabilities – NEW! OL
Date: Friday, October 16, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
(Part of Dental Public Health Course Series)

OSHA Update for the Dental Team
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dental Public Health Course Series

Oral Care Considerations for Individuals with Disabilities - NEW!  OL
Date: Friday, October 16, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Infection Control in Alternative Dental Settings - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2014, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Medical Records Management - Hybrid Format  OL
Dates: Class Meeting: Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online portion: November 18 through December 9

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