Continuing Education

DHYG 2203: Infection Control for the Public Health Dental Hygienist (CRN: 13784)

The course is designed to prepare the Registered Dental Hygienist to meet the educational requirements for infection control as a licensed Public Health Dental Hygienist. The course will focus on alternative dental setting and public health dental environments such as: schools, mobile dental vans and long term care facilities. Upon completion of this course a certificate of in Infection control for Public Health Dental Hygienist will be awarded. Along with 1 college credit and 15 CEU’s. This course will run March 19,2018 – April  28,2018. This course is  a 6 week Hybrid course. One face to face lab in the evening.  For more information contact the Course Coordinator: Cynthia Johnson

(DHYG 2202 - 700)Local Anesthesia for the Registered Dental Hygienist (DHYG 2200)

CCRI’s Local Anesthesia for the Registered Dental Hygienist (DHYG 2200)
provides a comprehensive study of local anesthetics used in the dental profession. This course blends online pre-study with 15 hours of face-to-face lectures, and 16 hours of lab instruction. A minimum of 20-30 hours of time will be required for the Blackboard online component, which begins March 19, 2018 and must be completed by May 25, 2018. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded two college credits, or the equivalent of 30 CEU’s. Click here for more information:
Course Coordinator:  Francine J. Luizzi-Bench:

Introduction to Dental Radiography

Practicing dental assistants will learn the basic principles and techniques of digital intraoral and panoramic radiography as they expose and evaluate radiographic images during laboratory sessions. This intensive two-week course educates dental assistants in the basic fundamentals of dental radiography. Successful course completion satisfies the Rhode Island Department of Health requirement for exposure of radiographs in the dental office setting.
Registration Deadline April 1, 2018
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For specific questions regarding this course, contact Pam Wood:

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Kathleen J. Gazzola
Chair, Dental Health
Director, Dental Hygiene
Flanagan Campus
Room 2374
Tel: 401-333-7227
Fax: 401-333-7146


Adam Moreau
Admissions Officer
Tel: 401-333-7471


Kerri H. Friel
Director, Dental Assisting
Flanagan Campus

Room 2372


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