Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-64) at Cape Cod Community College
ONLINE from 1/16/16 -2/26/16
Lab dates: Sat. 2/27/16, Sun. 2/28/16 and Sat. 3/5/16 8:00am-5:00pm
Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-66) at Cape Cod Community College
ONLINE from 4/2/16 - 5/20/16
Lab dates: Sat. 5/21/16, Sun. 5/22/16, and Sat. 6/4/16 8:00am-5:00pm
Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-67) at Cape Cod Community College
ONLINE from 6/18/16 - 8/5/16
Lab dates: Sat. 8/6/16, Sun. 8/7/16, and Sat. 8/13/16 8:00am-5:00pm
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.)
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 more information and to register, visit: http://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/dental.
Local Anesthesia Refresher (WHD007-67) at Cape Cod Community College
Saturday 4/16/16, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: MM Wilkens Hall, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA.
This 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 more information and to register, visit: http://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/dental.
Chemical Dependency: Understanding Dental Implications with Addiction, and Recovery (WHD008-67) at Cape Cod Community College
Saturday 2/27/16, 9:00am-12:00pm *date change
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 more information and to register, visit: http://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/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 email@example.com
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