Dental Programs

WERC offers dental programs for dental assistants and licensed hygienists. Both programs include an online classroom and clinical lab section.

Local Anesthesia Certificate – Summer Online (WHD002-67)
ONLINE from 7/7/2014 - 8/29/2014
Lab (WHDL002-67)
Lab dates: Sat. 8/16, Sun. 8/17 and Sat. 8/23

Local Anesthesia Certificate – Fall Online (WHD002-65)
ONLINE from 9/26/14 - 10/10/14
Lab (WHDL002-65)
Lab dates: Sat. 11/15, Sun. 11/16 and Sat. 11/22

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 onsite 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 $999.00 per person. The course is limited to 14 participants. Payment may be made by check (made payable to Cape Cod Community College) or credit card at the time of registration. At the close of registration (deadline date), and once payment is received, participants will be notified by mail or e-mail and given his/her login name and password. This process may take several days. After receiving this information, the student will have access to the on-line pre-study course material.

Pre-Course Requirements: (Documentation of the first four items is required prior to the start of the onsite course):

  1. Current CPR certification*
  2. Proof of immunity to HBV by titer test*
  3. Personal Malpractice insurance coverage*
  4. Current state licensure*
  5. A medical history form is provided online and must be completed prior to attending this course.
  6. Each participant must be able to both receive and administer local anesthetic agents. These are standard requirements for all clinical activities.

*Copies must be sent to the following address prior to the start of the course:

Denise Parker-Bridges RDH, MHA
Dental Hygiene Program
Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668


Online Pre-Study Expectations:
This condensed course format reduces a full-semester course into 3 days of class attendance; therefore an online pre-study component is required. Extensive time must be devoted to the pre-study readings and DVD viewing in order to complete the additional 11 hours of exercises and assignments to successfully complete this course. The online pre-study preparation contains tests and exercises that must be completed prior to attending the onsite lecture and clinical sessions. Students are expected to have reliable internet access as well as basic computing and web skills in order to complete this course. Registration is required at least 5 weeks prior to the onsite course starting date in order to allow access to the pre-study course material.


Certification:
At the completion of this onsite course, participants will take a mock written NERB exam, and a clinical practicum which is pass or fail.  One must receive a grade of 75 or better in the written exam combined with a pass clinical grade in order to receive certification of completion for local anesthesia training.  A certificate of completion will not be issued to anyone with less than three full days of attendance; and/or has not satisfactorily completed the online or onsite course work requirements.


Required Text:
Stanley Malamed, Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th Edition with accompanying DVD (available at the CCCC bookstore)


Recommended Reading:
Brand & Isselhard, Anatomy of Orofacial Structures (available at the CCCC bookstore)


To be completed prior to the onsite course:

  • Exercises and reading in the Moodle pre-study component (printed from Moodle pre-study material)
  • Pre-test multiple choice questions
  • Review text and DVD according to the Moodle course documents: Handbook of Local Anesthesia, 6th Edition by Stanley Malamed

What to bring to class:

  • Completed Medical History (printed from Moodle pre-study material)
  • Completed Informed Consent (printed from Moodle pre-study material)
  • Clinic attire
  • Safety glasses
  • Latex-free gloves
  • Bring online self-study workbook and all injection techniques (printed from Moodle pre-study material)

Registration Process:
Download and complete our registration formPDF document. Payment may be made by check (made out to Cape Cod Community College) or credit card. At the close of registration (deadline date), and once payment is received, participants will be notified by mail or e-mail and given his/her login name and password. This process may take several days. After receiving this information, the student will have access to the online pre-study course material.


Refund Policy:
Please read our registration and refund policy before registering for classes.
 

Please contact Denise Bridge at dbridges@capecod.edu, or by phone at (508) 362-2131 x4733, with questions about this course.

Resources for professional liability insurance:

  1. Healthcare Providers Service Organization – www.hpso.com or (800) 982-9491
  2. Chicago Insurance Company (Affiliated with ADHA) – www.proliability.com/26108 or (800) 503-9230

 


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