CAMBRA for the Private Practice: Profitable and Uncomplicated

Course Description

If you have had trouble with implementing a caries management program, or are interested in doing so, then this is the course for you!

This course will consist of a lecture and an interactive seminar demonstrating the clinical application of caries management, from prevention of dental caries to treatment planning strategies based on caries risk. The role of risk factors in the caries process and useful, efficient risk management strategies will be introduced.  Clinical results and the profit potential of a caries management program will be described.

Cases will be discussed in-depth and attendees will be able to participate in the evaluation of patients for caries risk, risk management and documentation.  By the end of this course, you will have all of the tools and the knowledge to immediately implement a caries management program into your office!

Learning Objectives

·         Recognize the profit potential of implementing a caries management program

·         Understand the role of risk factors in the caries process

·         Utilize preventive and treatment planning strategies to minimize caries risk

·         Appreciate the improved clinical results that occur after implementation of a caries management program

·         Learn how to implement CAMBRA in your private practice

This course is supported by: GC America

For more information or to register, please call (617) 636-6629 or visit

Local Anesthesia Certificate (WHD002-65)

ONLINE from 9/26/15 - 11/13/15

Lab (WHDL002-65)

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:



Chemical Dependency: Understanding Dental Implications with Addiction, and Recovery (WHD008-64)

Sunday 12/6/15, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable

Cost: $50


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:


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: or e-mail

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