Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene Seminar (PHDH) – Sunday, October 15, 2023

This course meets the four hour requirement to become a Public Health Dental Hygienist in the State of Massachusetts.

**Must have 3 years or 4500 hours working experience as a hygienist to work as a PHDH **


COURSE TITLE: Massachusetts Public Health Hygiene Seminar

COURSE DATE: Sunday October 15, 2023 8am-12pm

COST: $100 ADHA members | $185 non-members

CEU: 4.0 Credit Hours

REGISTRATION OPENS: 8/25/2023: Click Here to Register with CEZOOM!


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Melissa Leite CDA, RDH, BS
Melissa Leite graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Bristol Community College with an Associate in Science degree in Dental Hygiene and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Vermont Technical College. She serves as a member on the Massachusetts Dental Hygienists’ Association public health council and is a Mentor Liaison for Bristol Community College.

In 2013, Melissa started as an adjunct clinical faculty at Cape Cod Community College where she teaches Clinical Dental Hygiene I and II, and Dental Materials laboratory. She also has over 12 years of clinical experience. In addition, she has 10 years of public health experience, including co-owning her own public health dental hygiene business. She is dedicated, passionate and excited to present the Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygiene course to you!


  • Identify signs and symptoms of medical emergencies that can occur in a public health setting.
  • Discuss how to manage medical emergencies.
  • Discuss the rules and regulations of the Massachusetts Public Health Dental Hygienist.
  • Understand risk management including liability insurance, data security, written informed consent, record keeping and HIPAA.
  • Discuss CDC and OSHA guidelines including PPE, exposure prevention, post-exposure management, and sterilization.
  • Discuss the interim infection prevention and control guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CLICK HERE to Register for this Live-Streamed Webinar. Registration opens 8/25/2023