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Medical Records Management


with Elizabeth Brown

Calendar Oct 14, 2020

This required class meets once as a group, followed by individual completion of required online activities. Topics discussed assist public health dental hygienists to understand and comply with legal requirements to properly handle patient medical records. Key concepts of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and NH law regarding client abuse are included. Participants draft a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) and are required to complete learning activities prior to class end date.

CEUs: 8

October 14,2020 6-8pm: Zoom meeting
October 14-November 4, 2020: Online class work is to be completed using Canvas Learning Management Sytem (Login Information will be provided after registration)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


with Debra Schuler

Calendar Oct 15, 2020 at 8:30 am, runs for 6 weeks


We will be offering again 2/2 - 3/9 TB Posted soon!

The Proven Personal Leadership System Based on Timeless Principles of Effectiveness

Based on Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, which after 30 years continues to be a best seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology and focuses on timeless principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity for personal effectiveness, leadership development and change.

Presented in six (6) two (2) hour sessions, this series explores how “living the 7 Habits” can help you lead your life in a truly effective way.  This proven process of personal and interpersonal growth begins with an introduction to the paradigms and principles of effectiveness. With this foundation in place, we will learn about the habits that lead to personal mastery: being proactive, beginning with the end in mind and putting first things first. Next, we transition to the habits that improve our interpersonal communications and relationships: thinking win-win, seeking first to understand and synergizing. The final habit, sharpening our saw, will illustrate the importance of making self-care a priority. Lastly, participants will identify the areas in their personal and professional lives that matter most and develop a plan for turning their ideas and good intentions into action.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® MicroCredential Certificate

Participants must complete all sessions in order to be awarded a certificate of successful completion. Participants are surveyed anonymously in advance of the training so as to give instructors a better sense of the participant’s background and expectations. Participants are also surveyed at the end of the program to determine the program's impact and to allow for feedback in order to continuously improve the program. 

Dates:  Thursdays, 8:30am to 10:30am Oct 15 - Nov 19

Session 1: Habit 1: Be Proactive  10/15

Description:  So often, success is perceived by what we see on the surface, however true development of effectiveness comes from the inside-out and is more about character than personality. Our 7 Habits learning journey begins with proactively taking responsibility for your life. Proactive people recognize that they are "response-able." They don't blame genetics, circumstances or conditions for their behavior. They consciously choose their behavior.

Session 2:  Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind  10/22                                                                       

Description:  People are working harder than ever, but because clarity and vision are often lacking, they are not getting very far in terms of overall fulfillment and happiness. Highly effective people make a conscious effort to visualize who they are and what they want in life. It's about reconnecting with your strengths and uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself.

Session 3:  Habit 3: Put First Things First  10/29

Description:  To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes across your path is okay. There's no need to overextend yourself. Highly effective people realize that it's alright to say no sometimes in order to focus on their highest priorities. Putting first things first isn’t just about time management, it’s about life management. What are "first things?" Those things you personally find most valuable and meaningful.

Session 4:   Habit 4: Think Win-Win and Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood  11/5

Description:  Thinking Win-Win isn't about being nice, nor is it a compromise. It is a character-based code for human interaction and collaboration. Most of us think about succeeding in terms of someone else failing--that is, if I win, you lose; or if you win, I lose. Highly effective people see life as a cooperative arena, not a competitive one. It’s a frame of mind and heart that constantly seeks mutual benefit which is also critical to understanding others.

Session 5:  Habit 5 Continued and Habit 6: Synergize  11/12

Description:  Communication is the most important skill in life. We spend years learning how to read, write and speak, but what about listening? Most people seek first to be understood, to get their point across, and in doing so, may ignore the other person or selectively hear only certain parts of the conversation and miss the meaning entirely. Seeking first to understand is listening with the intent to understand, not to reply, which establishes mutual respect and opens the door to creative cooperation--the mindset that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Session 6:  Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw and Key Take-Aways and Action Planning  11/19

Description:  Sharpening the saw means preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have--you. It means having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four key areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual. Renewing yourself in each of the four areas facilitates growth and change in your life and inspires you to practice the other six habits. You increase your capacity to produce and effectively handle challenges. We will conclude our session with individual reflection, sharing of key take-aways and action planning to set you up for successful ongoing application of learning and positive results in the most important areas of your life.


About Debra Schuler, B.S. Management, Positive Psychology Certificate

Debra Schuler is a lifelong learner dedicated to helping individuals at all stages of life and career lead themselves with more clarity, purpose and intention to achieve greater fulfillment, joy and success personally and professionally.  She works with organizations, youth development non-profits, colleges and universities, and women-in-transition throughout the US and globally to inspire others to take bold risks, realize their full potential and achieve greatness in their lives. She earned her B.S. in Management from Rivier University and was awarded a Certificate in Positive Psychology from Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.  She is also a graduate of Butera School of Art in Boston and a member of the International Expressive Art Therapy Association. She lives in Portsmouth, NH with her husband and son.



Temporary Crown & Bridge Fabrication


with Kelly O'Brien

Calendar Oct 17, 2020 at 8:30 am

This training qualifies the dental assistant, according to the NH Board of Dental Examiners’ regulations.  The focus is on techniques and materials used in temporary fabrication, finishing margins, and duplicating tooth anatomy. Participants will create temporary crowns and bridges on typodonts only.

Hours: 8

Prerequisites and required documents:
ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or  Completion of the POI and ICP courses at NHTI

Please click here to submit your forms:

* PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered until ALL necessary paperwork as well as payment has been submitted.

Personal Protective Equipment Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: 2 surgical masks, face shield gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket

Required materials:
-Two (2) models of the same tooth, one before the prep was done, and one after the prep was done. (Both models need to have the soft tissue around the prep.)

-Impression material and temporary crown material used in your office for 5-6 impressions.  No impression material will be provided.  




Caries Stabilization (Hybrid)


with Sarah Finne, Hope Saltmarsh, Elizabeth Brown

Calendar Oct 20, 2020 at 8:30 am

Participants will learn indications and contraindications to sealants and ITR placement and will have an opportunity to place glass ionomer pit and fissure sealants, as well as practice ITR placement on teeth. Evidence supporting this technique will be presented.

Online portion: October 20th - Nov 7th, 2020
Clinical Portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Sat Nov 7, 8:30  to 4:30                                 

Note:  This course has 4 didactic credits and 6 lab credits

CEUs: 10

Prerequisites and required documents: Active RDH license

Please click here to submit your forms

Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: a face mask, safety glasses or safety shield, gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket.

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be  offically registered and a seat will NOT be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is submitted.




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Dental Sealants


with Barbara Stowers

Calendar Oct 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

Lecture and clinical sessions provide an in-depth study of dental sealants. Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the participant will be qualified to legally apply sealants in NH. A patient requiring sealants on at least four occlusal surfaces must be provided by the participant. Patients under 12 years of age will need instructor approval. Individuals will work on extracted, sterile teeth.

Online portion: October 2nd, 2020-October 24th, 2020
Clinical Portion (AT NHTI): Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Prerequisites, required documents and materials:
-ADA Graduate Dental Assistant or proof of completion of POI and ICP courses
-Proof of liability insurance


Please click here to submit your forms: 


-Lab coat
-Safety glasses
-Two extracted teeth and a patient requiring sealants on at least four occlusal surfaces must be provided by participant.

Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires: 2 surgical masks, N95, face shield, gloves, scrubs, and a lab jacket

ADLC 230C The Four Domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW)
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ADLC 230C The Four Domains of the Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW)

Calendar Oct 26, 2020 , runs for 8 weeks

3 credits

This eight-week online course includes detailed and comprehensive information on the educational components required by the NH Licensing Board for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professional as well as education in the Four Domains of the CRSW credential. This course meets the educational requirements for the CRSW. To receive the CRSW certification, however, students must contact the Licensing Board and meet additional requirements which include 500 hours of paid or volunteer work, completion of the IC&RC exam, and any other conditions as required by the Board. This Credential is ideal for anyone seeking a career in the substance use disorder profession, specifically pertaining to the recovery of individuals suffering from the disease of addiction.

 Registration information & forms can be found at the link below:

Creating a Positive Workplace Culture


with Nick Manolis

Calendar Oct 30, 2020 at 9 am

Importance, Action and Reality

It goes without saying that a positive workplace culture is what we strive for, but why is it often so elusive to create and maintain? Why do our good intentions regarding workplace culture wind up abandoned or unfulfilled? Most importantly, what does it take to give a positive workplace culture life and how can that life truly be nurtured and sustained?

This workshop answers these questions with a look at why workplace culture is so vitally important, the actions needed to not only create a positive culture but to maintain it and the reality that often gets in the way of cultural success.

We will explore concepts and tried and true strategies and actions, and you’ll assess your current workplace culture, identify not only roadblocks to enhancing it but practical and doable ways to do so.

Focal points of the workshop include:

  • Defining organizational culture and it’s importance
  • Who really sets organizational culture
  • The difference between “espoused culture” and “enacted culture”
  • The importance of norms.
  • The critical impact of leadership.

· Action that help achieving the culture you prefer

· Assessing your culture and creating a blueprint for action

If you’ve been thinking of how to either turn your current culture around or how to strengthen what is already in place this workshop is for you.

You’ll leave with the information and encouragement to make a positive cultural difference.

L2 Google Certified Educator Prep


with Deb Boisvert

Calendar Nov 5, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm, November 5th, 12th & 19th

Distinguish yourself as a super user with immersed integration & beyond the core

If you're an educator who is a super user and enthusiast of Google tools in the classroom, this certification proves your expertise.  The training will host a series of online activities to build your skills with core and extended tools such as 

  • Blogger
  • Google Search
  • Scholar
  • YouTube Editing
  • Advanced Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Classroom & Sites

Take your core knowledge to the next level by learning new ways to use the tools to innovate, engage, create, & collaborate!  

Facilitated by Google Certified Trainer, Deb Boisvert


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)


Course will be accessible via your assigned training account.  You will receive your access information one week prior.    Access the L2 Bootcamp here.  (If you get a 404 error, open link an incognito window and log into your training account to access).  


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