Oral Cancer Examination Update
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA.

Do I Look Consistently for the Silent Killer? Oral Cancer Examination Update (WHD005-65)

Presented by Barbara Sheerin RDH MEd

Saturday 2/21/15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $60

This hands-on three hour course will review the traditional intra and extra oral examination considered a standard of care during patient assessment. An introduction to newer screening methods that can be used in conjunction with the traditional screening to aid in early detection and appropriate referral will be discussed. A discussion of various types of tobacco delivery systems will be addressed. Accurate documentation of your findings is included in this course. Let's update our skills and change the way we look for the silent killer! Students will receive a certificate of completion for 3 course hours.

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Local Anesthesia Certificate
Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA.

Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-64)

ONLINE from 1/17/15-2/28/15

Lab (WHDL002-64)

Lab dates: Sat. 2/28/15, Sun. 3/1/15 and Sat. 3/7/15 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cost: $1,199

Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-66)

ONLINE from 4/4/15-5/16/15

Lab (WHDL002-66)

Lab dates: Sat. 5/16/15, Sun. 5/17/15 and Sat. 5/30/15 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. Course # WHD002 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.)

Fee: The fee for this course is $1,199.000 per person. The course is limited to 14 participants.

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Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists Permit L Certification

Local Anesthesia Certification Course- Middlesex Community College
Lowell MA.
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 morins@middlesex.mass.edu

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