Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-65)
ONLINE from 9/26/15 - 11/13/15
Lab dates: Sat. 11/14/15, Sun. 11/15/15 and Sat. 11/21/15 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This course will provide a comprehensive study of local dental anesthetics utilized in the
dental hygiene profession. During lecture and lab components, the participant will
learn to safely administer topical and local dental anesthetics. This course is taught in two phases, and includes 11 hours of on-line pre-study exercises and assignments, 12 hours of on-site didactic instruction, and 14 hours of on-site clinical instruction. It is specifically designed to provide the participant with the 35 hours of local anesthesia instruction required to prepare the participant to take the NERB Local Anesthesia Examination and obtain the "Permit L" Local Anesthesia licensure from the State of Massachusetts. (This course covers the Massachusetts Rules and Regulations 234 CMR 3.09-3.14, and the requirements for administration of local dental anesthetics by dental hygienists.)
Cost: The cost for this course is $1,199.00 per person, (online component $549.00, lab component $650.00). The course is limited to 14 participants. For registration and more information visit: http://www.capecod.edu/web/werc/dental
Local Anesthesia Refresher (WHD007-63)
Saturday 9/26/15, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: M.M. Wilkens (formally South Building), 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA.
hands-on local anesthesia course will focus on refreshing and/or updating
skills in delivering injections. Local anesthesia techniques will be
demonstrated to improve success rate and troubleshoot difficult anatomy. Time
will be spent on the Inferior Alveolar injection, Posterior Superior Alveolar
injection and helpful injections technique tips for infiltration and nerve
blocks. Recent graduates as well as experienced hygienists are welcome. In
order to register for this course, participants must hold current Massachusetts
Permit L licensure. Please feel free to come to this course with any questions
or problems you have encountered during your practice as a licensed
"Massachusetts Permit L" clinician. Participants must be able to serve as
patients and receive as well as administer local anesthesia. For registration
and more information visit: http://www.capecod.edu/web/werc/dental
Self-care for Health Care Professionals (WHN102-64)
Wednesdays 9/9/15 - 10/14/15, 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
This 6-module class introduces a variety of skills to protect the health and career longevity of the healthcare worker. We will discuss and practice body- and mind- clearing and care, with an emphasis on self-care through self-awareness. We will practice body awareness using gentle movement forms adapted from yoga, tai chi, and stretching exercises. We will also perform mental clearing and focusing with activities such as meditation, guided imagery and journaling. To register, call 508-362-2131 x4711.
Reiki 1 for Health Care Practitioners (WHN103-64)
Saturday 11/7/15, 9am-3pm
Location: Hyannis Center, 540 Main Street, Hyannis
Reiki 1 teaches the fundamentals of energy work, with a focus on self-care/self-Reiki. Time will be spent discussing the "ethics" of Reiki, including receiving consent for treatment. This 6 hour workshop includes lecture/discussion, attunement treatment, and hands-on practice. Students will be introduced to the concepts of energy centers and energy flow as well as clearing self and space. To register, call 508.362.2131 x4711.
Chemical Dependency: Understanding Dental Implications with Addiction, and Recovery (WHD008-65)
Saturday 12/5/15, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable
Substance abuse may have been a national concern but is now deemed a crisis/epidemic. A dental professional may find themselves interacting with people who abuse drugs such as tobacco products, alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine and prescription medications. It is important for oral health professionals to be able to identify problems of abuse and to provide informed care or referral. Oral implications of chemical dependency and abuse need to be considered in all phases of the dental hygiene care plan. Following the sharing of a personal story of dependency, abuse and recovery, the dental professional will have a greater understanding of treatment concerns and options. For registration and more information visit: http://www.capecod.edu/web/werc/dental
Local Anesthesia Certification Course- Middlesex Community College
This course is recommended for the RDH who would like to become certified in local anesthesia. This course complies with the Mass. Board of Registration in Dentistry regulations for the administration of local anesthesia. At completion, RDH will be able to administer safe, effective, and painless local anesthesia with confidence and competence in preparation for the NERB exam. The course consists of a 50 hour on-line study prior to the 3 day clinical with 30 injection experiences. Course Director: Debra November-Rider, RDH,MSDH
For complete info and dates:https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining/dhla.aspx or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene Practice Continuing Education
The Participant will be:
1. Knowledgeable of the Public Health Dental Hygienist Practice rules and regulations.
2. Able to discuss components of risk management, which include HIPAA, informed consent, documentation, liability insurance, and public health reportable diseases.
3. Able to discuss various signs, symptoms, and treatment for various medical emergencies.
4. Able to discuss prevention methods and response to a medical emergency.
5. Able to discuss current infection control guidelines for portable equipment in a public health setting.
6. In addition, dental hygienists will need to complete a 6-hour observation component in order to meet the total 10-hour training requirement for practicing public health dental hygiene. More information will be provided during the course.
Participant of this course will complete the 4-hour educational requirement to practice as a Massachusetts Public Dental Hygienist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The course will cover the three required components set forth by the Board of Registration in Dentistry: infection control, risk management, and medical emergency review
Instructor: Barbara Sheerin, RDH