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Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant
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Orthodontic Duties for the Dental Assistant


with Lisa Scott

Calendar Dec 5, 2020 at 8:30 am

This course qualifies the orthodontic dental assistant to perform those expanded orthodontic duties designated by the NH Board of Dental Examiners.

Hours: 8

Prerequisites and materials:
-RDH OR ADA Graduate Dental Assistant OR proof of completion of POI and ICP courses

Please click here to submit  your forms

Personal Protective Equipment: Students must provide their own PPE. This class requires:3-4 surgical masks, gloves, face shields, scrubs, and lab jackets.

Please Note: You will not be registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until ALL paperwork as well as payment is in place is submitted


Infection Control for the Dental Office (ONLINE) NOT ICP


with Lynnea Adams

Calendar Jan 11, 2021

Online:  January 11-22

This course provides infection control guidelines and recommendations for the dental office. The course is based on the CDC infection and prevention guidelines, and includes information on disinfection and sterilization, products, and asepsis protocols. This course fulfills the NH dental infection control requirements for certification and license renewal.

 CEU:  3

Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI) (Hybrid)


with Danielle D'Alessandro

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 8:30 am, runs for 2 weeks

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: January 2nd - January 16th, 2021

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS): Saturday, January 16, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

CEUs: 4 Hours

Prerequisites & required documents and materials:

  • 400 hours of chairside experience
  • Employment Verification form
  • Manual blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscope

Please click link to submit your  forms:

PPE Requirements: Students must provide their own PPE.  Required PPE includes surgical 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.

Infection Control Practice (ICP) (Hybrid)


with Elizabeth Brown

Calendar Jan 16, 2021 at 1 pm

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:
January 2 - January 16, 2021 (Must be completed prior to attending clinical portion)

Clinical Portion (NHTI Campus): Saturday, January 16, 2021, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please note: 

  • Course not designed to meet annual OSHA training requirement. 
  • Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs.

CEUs: 4 

Required documents: Proof of liability insurance

Required equipment: Lab coat and safety glasses

Please click link to submit your  forms:

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.

Medical Management in Public Health Dental Settings (ONLINE)


with John P. Ahern

Calendar Jan 23, 2021 at 9 am

This course addresses systemic conditions and diseases with emphasis on dental hygiene treatment planning, the management of dental and medical emergencies in alternative dental settings and includes a pharmacology review for common disease states. An update on the “new normal” for infection control procedures and use of preprocedural mouth rinses.

Date: January 23, 2021

Times: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

CEUs: 6

Teledentistry & the Changing Dental World - A Featured Program for the Dental Community


with John Echternach, DDS

Calendar Feb 10, 2021 at 6 pm

Online:  February 10, 6pm - 8pm

Has there been a shift in the Dental Industry from the 20th Century into the 21st Century? Have the economics of the Dental Industry changed? Are there changes in the demographics in the Dental Industry? “The Dentists’ Offices is the Operating Delivery System” is the current, long adhered to model. Does this model, a “Drill and Fill, Fee-For-Service” model, still serve the general public and the dental profession as it was originally intended?

Telehealth has shown itself to be extremely helpful during our current pandemic. In dentistry, this is referred to as Teledentistry (TD). The primary role of the dentist would be to create treatment-planning and supervise the clinical care provided by Certified Public Health Hygienists staff members.

This course will outline how TD, given the opportunity, can be used, and what we can teach our Public Health Dental Hygienists to implement TD


 Program Outline:

A)    Definition of Teledentistry: Explanation of the different levels of Teledentistry (TD) and necessary technology to achieve these levels.

B)     Brief overview of present state of traditional dental-care delivery systems. This includes updated statistical data showing severity of dental disease within different demographic groups.

C)     Who does TD connect? The program will identify the different participants and how they connect to each other. These participants include primary dental-care provider, patient, supervising dentist, dental specialists, and any other primary-level healthcare provider. Explanation of how these connections are more easily created and how more easily clinical findings can be transferred.

D)    How to select the correct TD software platform.

E)     Explanation of different clinical-care models and their participants.  Primarily, we have two areas: the preventive models and preventive/restorative models. This section also covers the contractual arrangements that these participants have with one another and with any outside entity involved in either supervision or reimbursement.

F)    Proper use of clinical procedure codes (clinical CDT codes).  How these codes are used for integrating TD software into regular dental software for efficient and easy record keeping. How to optimize utilization for faster and more precise third party reimbursement.

G)   How TD will fit into the changing dental-care delivery structures of the future.

Dental Office Emergencies- Is Your Team Prepared?


with Lisa Scott

Calendar Feb 13, 2021 at 8:30 am

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.

CEUS: 2.5 Hours

PLEASE NOTE: You will NOT be officially registered and a seat will not be reserved for you until payment is submitted.

EFDA - Expanded Function Dental Auxillary
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EFDA - Expanded Function Dental Auxillary


with Dawn Thompson

Calendar Feb 15, 2021


The EFDA 2021 program will run February 15 – May 9, 2021.    It will be a combination of online didactic instruction with full day pre-clinical instruction on Sundays and a one week intensive in mid-march.  

Tuition:     $7,500 – Payment is due at time of acceptance.  Typodont and text included.  Tuition does NOT include required loupe.


What is Expanded Function Dental Auxillary?

New Hampshire passed legislation and regulations to establish a new dental workforce provider: Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA).  An EFDA, already used in 30 states, provides assistance and additional efficiencies at dental practices and public health clinics.

The EFDA certification qualifies certified dental assistants and hygienists to place, contour, and adjust the materials used in restorative procedures, following the removal of decay by the dentist. After completing NHTI’s 270-hour training program, which includes 120 hours of clinical training with a sponsoring dentist, EFDA candidates must register with the N.H. Board of Dental Examiners. The candidate must work under the direct supervision of a licensed New Hampshire dentist and complete the required annual continuing education coursework.

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