Spring 2016 Dental Continuing Education Schedule

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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!  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 9 to January 23
             Clinical portion:  Saturday, January 23, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:  January 23 to February 6
             Clinical portion:  February 6, 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:  January 23 to February 6
             Clinical portion:  February 6, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
                       OR
             Online portion:  March 17 to March 31
             Clinical portion:  March 31, 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.

Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: February 20 to March 26
Clinical portion: Saturday, March 5, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm and Wednesday, March 23,  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dental Sealants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: March 29 – April 16
Clinical portion: Saturday, April 16, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

In-Office Whitening - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, April 2, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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

Techniques in Dental Radiology for Dental Assistants - Hybrid Format - Hands-On! OL
Dates: Online portion: April 25 to June 17
Clinical portion: Monday May 2, 5:30-8:00 pm; Tuesday May 3, 8:30 am-5:30 pm; Thursday May 12, 5:30-8:00 pm; Friday May 13, 8:30 am-5:30 pm; Thursday May 26, 5:30-8:00 pm; Friday May 27, 8:30 am-5:30 pm; Thursday June 9, 5:30-8:00 pm; Friday June 10, 8:30 am-5:30 pm

Monitoring Nitrous Oxide Use - Hybrid Format OL
Dates: Online portion: April 30 to May 14
Clinical portion: Saturday, May 14, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant - Hands-On!
Date: Saturday, May 7, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

For the Dental Hygienist

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

Sharpen Up Your Sharpening Skills - Hands-On!
Date: Thursday, May 5, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

For the Dental Team

Tips for Taking a Hybrid Course (class with online component) - FREE! OL
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dental Office Emergencies - Is Your Team Prepared?
Date: Saturday, April 16, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dental Public Health Course Series

Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings - NEW!
Date: Saturday, January 9, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Snow Date: Saturday, January 16)

Evidence-Based Dentistry for the Dental Professional
Date: Saturday, February 6, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
(Snow Date: Saturday, February 13)

Medical Records Management - Hybrid Format  OL
Dates: Online portion: February 10 to March 2
Class Meeting: Saturday, February 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Caries Stabilization
Dates: Online portionMay 18  to June 15
Clinical portion: Friday, June 3, 8:30 am - 4:30 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
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.nh.gov/dental/laws/index.htm