Fall 2016 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. 

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 3 to September 17
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, September 17, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:    October 1 to October 15
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 15, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Preliminary Oral Inspection for the Dental Assistant (POI) - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion: January 9 to January 23
             Clinical portion: Saturday, January 23, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:    September 3 to September 17
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, September 17, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:    October 1 to October 15
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, October 15, 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 www.ada.org/en/coda/find-a-program/search-dental-programs/allied-programs.

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

In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, November 19, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: September 24 to October 29
Clinical portion: Saturday, October 1, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Wednesday, October 26, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Dental Sealants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: October 15 to October 29
Clinical portion: Saturday, October 29, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

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

Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: To Be Determined.

For the Dental Hygienist

The Administration of Nitrous Oxide - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: October 1 to October 22
Clinical portion: Saturday, October 22, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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

Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques
Date: Saturday, December 3, 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

For the Dental Team

Tips for Taking a Hybrid Course - FREE! OL
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

OSHA Update for the Dental Team
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 5:30-9:00 pm

NEW! Infection Control for the Dental Office
Date: Thursday, September 29, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Dental Public Health Course Series

The Many Facets and Faces of Dental Public Health - NEW! Public Health Elective
Date: Friday, October 14, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Infection Control in Alternative Dental Settings - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, October 15, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Medical Records Management - Hybrid Format  OL
Dates: Class Meeting: Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online portion: November 16 to December 7

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