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Infection Control Practice (ICP) (Hybrid)
With online and hands-on components, course topics include barrier techniques, limiting contamination, hand washing, handling of sharps, sterilization, disinfection, and disposal of waste materials. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion.
Online Portion: September 13th-September 26th, 2020
Clinical Portion (NHTI Campus): Saturday, September 26th 8:30 am -12:30 pm
-Course not designed to meet annual OSHA training requirement.
-Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs.
Required documents and materials:
-Proof of liability insurance
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Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: 2 surgical masks, N95, safety shield, gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket.
PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL necessary paperwork as well as payment is submitted.
Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI) (Hybrid)
with Danielle D'Alessandro
Preliminary Inspection of the Oral Cavity - This covers the Introduction to Dental Assisting in 302.06. With online and hands-on components, this course prepares dental assistants to perform a preliminary oral inspection on patients and includes taking medical/dental histories, obtaining/reading vital signs, basic oral anatomy and terminology, and dental charting. Participants must complete assignments online prior to clinical portion.
Please note: Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs; course not appropriate for RDH.
Online Portion: September 13th - September 26th, 2020
Clinical Portion (NHTI CAMPUS): September 26 1:00pm--5:00pm
Prerequisites & required documents and materials:
-400 hours of chairside experience
-Employment Verification form
-Manual blood pressure cuff
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PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. Required PPE includes face masks, safety glasses, scrubs, lab coat, gloves, in addition to required blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.
PLEASE NOTE: You will not be registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.
Out with the Old, In with the New: The New Periodontal Classification System
with Barbara Stowers
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This course will review the new Periodontal Classification System established by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). The new classification involves some significant changes, including a new system for staging and grading periodontitis, the modification and/or elimination of certain concepts and, introduces a classification for peri-implant diseases and conditions. Topics covered in this course will include the following: The main categories within the new classification system; Differences between the current classification and the previous classification system; Rationale and evidence to support the new staging and grading, and how to classify your patients. This course will review content in lecture format with clinical discussion and case studies for practical application.
Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: a face mask.
Administration of Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
with Katrina Magee
Course lectures for this introductory study of the concepts and techniques of delivering intraoral anesthesia are provided online and coordinated with clinical practice. Emphasis is on the prediction and prevention of medical complications. Curriculum includes head and neck anatomy, armamentarium, pharmacology, neurophysiology, patient evaluation and management, record keeping and risk management. The goal is to safely select and administer adequate local anesthesia for use in painless periodontal treatment. Course consists of 24 lecture hours and 21.5 clinical hours in which students practice injection techniques on partners under the supervision of NH-licensed dentists and qualified dental hygienists. Upon successful completion of the course and the ADEX exam and obtaining NH permit, hygienists will be qualified to administer local anesthesia according to NH law.
Online portion: September 28th-November 21st, 2020
Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturdays, October 31st, 8:00 to 4:00, November 14, 8:00 to 4:00, November 21, 8:00 to 4:30
Required Textbook: Local Anesthesia for the Dental Professional, 2nd edition, 2015, by Bassett, DiMarco & Naughton, ISBN- 978-0-13-307771-1
Prerequisites and required documents:
Proof of current CPR
Proof of liability insurance
Copy of current RDH license
Medical History Form
Informed Consent Form
Local Anesthesia Consent Form
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Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: an N95 face mask, face shield, gloves, scrubs, and a fluid resistant lab jacket.
*PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered until ALL paperwork as well as payment has been submitted.
Data Analytics for Leaders Verified MicroCredential Certificate
with Julie Alig
Using Data to Make Powerful Decisions
Advances in computing power have led to a massive explosion in the amount of data available for analysis. But many businesses don’t take advantage of the opportunities for analyzing their data, and miss out on opportunities to improve their bottom line.
This series covers an introduction to analytics and common analytics tools and methods, providing today’s professionals with an understanding of what it means to lead with data while actively working with visual datasets to develop best practices to tell a story or make an impact. The program wraps up with the importance of understanding people analytics and forecasting in order to create effective action plans.
Data Analytics for Leaders MicroCredential Certificate
By completing all sessions and intersession activities delegates will be awarded the Data Analytics for Leaders Microcredential Certificate.
Session 1: Introduction to Data Analytics for Leaders 9/30
We can’t escape the presence of data in the media these days. Advances in computing power have led to a massive explosion in the amount of data available for analysis. But many businesses don’t take advantage of the opportunities for analyzing their data, and miss out on opportunities to improve their bottom line. This first session will introduce leaders to what analytics is, and to common tools and methods used to perform analytics and convey results. We’ll review examples in Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics with an emphasis on concrete examples from business.
Session 2: Data Literacy for Leaders 10/7
Description: As a leader responsible for the success of your organization, you need to be able to understand and take full advantage of your data. But where do you start? And how do you know which data you can trust? We’ll build on the concepts from Session 1 to address these questions, and chart a path forward to strategic use for yourself and for your team.
Session 3: Storytelling Through Data Visualization / Communicate for Impact 10/14
Description: Numbers don’t tell the whole story. They require context, they require an understanding of your business, and they require critical thinking. In this session we’ll review best practices for presenting data through visual methods including graphs, infographics, and dashboards. We’ll weigh the pros and cons of each, and discuss the merits of different types of charts, graphs and visuals to deliver your message.
Session 4: People Analytics 10/21
Description: Researchers are finding more and more evidence that leveraging human capital improves a company’s performance - its stock price, its customer satisfaction, its employee retention, and others. As a leader responsible for the success of your organization, you need to be able to leverage data to take full advantage of this resource. We’ll discuss examples of how data and analytics can help leaders understand the value of an engaged employee, recognize factors that lead to employee turnover, predict the future productivity of job applicants, and proactively uncover sources of top-caliber talent.
Session 5: Forecasting Basics & Pitfalls 10/28
Description: One especially helpful use of analytics for business is forecasting. We’ll review several types of forecasting that are regularly employed by businesses, time-series (trend lines, moving averages) and associative (correlation, regression). No method is perfect, however, and we’ll discuss the advantages of each as well as the drawbacks. We’ll also look at some of the common pitfalls that both analysts and decision-makers make, and suggest ways to mitigate for that.
Session 6: Putting It All Together: KPIs, Building an Action Plan, and Google Analytics 11/4
Description: Our final session will consolidate what we’ve covered into a plan for action going forward. We’ll walk through how to determine what metrics and analyses are the important ones for you to focus on in your business, depending on what your goals are. Using Google Analytics as an example, we’ll identify the metrics that you’ll want to be keeping your eyes on within your organization, what questions they can (and can’t!) answer, and what analyses you’ll need to be receiving on a regular basis. We’ll discuss building the internal structure that will deliver these metrics and analyses to you, from reporting programs to the skills needed by your team members.
About Julie Alig, Ph.D.
Julie Alig is a data geek who’s passionate about telling stories and works with organizations, businesses, non-profits, colleges and universities, and other groups to uncover the stories in their data, using statistics and visualizations. Armed with this knowledge, they make strong, strategic decisions to move forward. She earned her Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct her dissertation field research in Stuttgart, Germany. She graduated cum laude from Columbia College in New York City with a Bachelor’s in History and French Literature. She lives in Manchester with her husband and two children.
Infection Control in Alternative Dental Settings
with Lisa Scott
This required course reviews infection control procedures through lecture and clinical activities. Dental hygienists learn the latest protocols for proper asepsis in non-traditional settings and are strongly encouraged to bring a portable dental unit.
Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: A surgical masks, face shields, scrubs, and a lab jacket.
L1 Google Certified Educator Prep
with Deb Boisvert
Tuesdays, 1pm - 3pm on Oct 6th, 13th & 20th
The Google Educator L1 Bootcamp consists of instructor led hands on, activities that directly supplement Google’s online training and what you need for a successful examination to become a Google L1 Certified Educator. It will solidify your foundation skills for all of the G Suite Apps.
- Ideal participant has basic proficiency using G Suite.
- Bootcamp focus is to fill in the gaps and help participants ‘level up so can continue to expand productivity and pedagogy.
Applications covered include:
Facilitator: Deb Boisvert Google Certified Trainer
Course will be accessible via your assigned training account. You will receive your access information one week prior. Access the L1 Bootcamp here. (If you get a 404 error, open link an incognito window and log into your training account to access).
Optional Graduate Credit Add On
We have partnered with EdTechnologySpecialists to offer graduate credit from Colorado State University. Graduate credit is optional. If students want graduate credit from CSU, they will enroll and complete the online graduate credit component with instructor Allison Mollica. Students will create a capstone project that demonstrates proficiency of various Google tools, including but not limited to Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Youtube, Sites, Classroom, Slides, Meet, and others. The project will demonstrate how these tools will ignite learning and communication with students or parents, or both.
Register for the 1-credit graduate component here (optional)
Dental Office Emergencies- Is Your Team Prepared ONLINE
with Lisa Scott
Lecture and practice drills will focus on the prevention and management of medical emergencies in the dental office. Common systemic conditions, etiologies of disease, and risk assessment will be discussed.