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NHTI's Business Training Center

Preliminary Oral Inspection (POI)/Intro to Dental Assisting (Hybrid)

with Danielle D'Alessandro


Description: 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.

Students normally take Infection Control Practice and Preliminary Oral Inspection at the same time, same session.

Session 1 - online: 1/21 - 2/4/23

                Clinical: NHTI campus - 2/4/23 - 1pm - 5pm

Session 2 - online: 2/18 - 3/4/23

                Clinial:  NHTI campus - 3/4/23 - 1pm - 5pm

Session 3 - online: 3/11 - 3/25/23

                 Clinical: NHTI campus - 3/25/23 - 1pm - 5pm

Please note: Course not required for dental assistant graduates from ADA accredited programs; course not appropriate for RDH.

Clinical portion (NHTI CAMPUS):  in Macrury Hall, Room 138

CEUs: 6 Hours

Prerequisites & required documents: Completed Employment Verification Form confirming a minimum 400 hours of chairside experience.

Please complete the Employment Verification Form

Thank you.

Required materials provided by student: Manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope.

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.

  • Session 1 - 21010: Jan 21 - Feb 4th, 2023
    for 2 weeks
    Class has begun
  • Session 2 - 21011: Feb 18 - Mar 4th, 2023
    for 2 weeks
  • Session 3 - 21436: Mar 11 - 25th, 2023
    for 2 weeks

Macrury Hall


31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301 Get directions

Room: 138

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