CEU & Health Courses

Medical Interpreting
There is a critical need for trained medical interpreters! If you’re bilingual, have good speaking and listening skills, and enjoy working with people, you may have a future as a medical interpreter.
This 60-hour program provides working knowledge of medical interpreting, including standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical terminology/vocabulary. Open to all languages, students must be fully bilingual and must be fluent in English and one other language.
Course is designed for those preparing for entry level careers as medical interpreters as well as for working interpreters preparing for the National Board Certificate exam. This program meets the National Board for Medical Interpreter Certification training requirement and prepares you to pass the certification exam. For information on certification prerequisites visit http://www.certifiedmedicalinterpreters.org/prerequisites

Because a language assessment is required, students must register at least two weeks in advance. This program is offered in collaboration with TransFluenci EDU, a leader in the medical interpreter training field and is taught by an experienced medical interpreter.

This course is not eligible for waivers or vouchers.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded. (60 Hours) $1,199

06/01 - 08/12             6:00pm - 9:00pm             M/W             L
HLT 607 80                     14074                          LC 207
No Class week of June 29

For more information or To Register contact Caitlin Campopiano at campopianoc@middlesex.mass.edu

Medical Emergencies for the RDH and CDA - 3 CEUs
Medical emergencies do occur in the dental setting, and we all need to be prepared!  This course will provide participants with guidelines for preventing and managing medical emergencies.  Prevention strategies will include reviewing the patient medical history, obtaining medical consultations and modifying treatment for medically compromised patients.  Participants will learn how to conduct a patient risk evaluation, the importance of emergency equipment in the office, and how to manage common medical emergencies as part of the dental team.  3 hours, 3 CEUs.  $53. Taught by Dr. Mary Terkoski, D.D.S.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Assess a patient’s emergency risk
  • Request necessary physician consultations before providing treatment
  • Modify treatment to prevent emergencies from occurring
  • Assemble an emergency medical kit
  • Describe basic medical emergency management protocol
  • Recognize the clinical signs and symptoms of common medical emergencies
  • Manage several common medical emergencies

Course # HLT 721-80


Safe & Effective Local Anesthesia - 4 CEUs.  Live Online Webinar with Debra November Rider
Do you know why when you give an IANB, you do not achieve complete anesthesia or anesthesia at all? What is the safest local anesthetic for your pregnant patient, cardiac patient or a patient with liver disease? What new advances are there in local anesthesia? This presentation will address how to ensure the safest anesthetic for your patient, and how to troubleshoot and improve your injection techniques. A review of how to calculate the MRD to prevent toxicity will be covered including other risk management principles for safe local anesthesia administration. Lecture class only; no clinical component.  Open to any dental professional.  (4 hours, 4 CEUs) $89

At the completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify critical anatomical landmarks for various maxillary and mandibular nerve block injections.
2. Assess causes for inadequate local anesthesia and make recommendations for improvement.
3. Implement strategies to troubleshoot inadequate or absence of local anesthesia.
4. Calculate the maximum recommended dose (MRD) based on the patient’s weight and medical status.
5. Determine factors to consider when formulating a safe treatment plan for local anesthesia.
6. Describe the most recent advances in pain control.
Date:  April 4, 2020    9:00am - 1:00pm              Saturday                         NOVEMBER-RIDER 
HLT 744 30          19100   
To Enroll email Ellen at wrighte@middlesex.mass.edu



Hands-on Review of Local Anesthesia Techniques - 10 CEUs
If you are a Registered Dental Hygienist with a valid, current state permit/license to administer Local Anesthesia and would like to have faculty oversee your technique, this class is for you. We will review maxillary and mandibular nerve blocks. Specific injection techniques will be determined by participants.  The goal of this course is to become more comfortable with injection techniques that you have already learned, or to troubleshoot any barriers you have encountered.  This course includes four hours clinical and a two-hour lecture. Participants are required to sit as a patient.   Required Forms:  In order to participate you must have your permit/license to administer local anesthesia from your state dental board and sit as a patient for this hands-on course.  Please submit the following forms/copies to the Community Education and Training Department at MCC:  state RDH license, CPR certification, state permit to Administer Local Anesthetic, medical history form, and consent form.  Memo of Understanding is not required. Liability insurance covered by MCC. Note:  If you have passed a local anesthesia certification course in the past 24 months, you may also participate in this class with proof of passed L/A certification course.   Lead Instructor: Debra November-Rider, RDH, MSDH.   To download forms:  www.middlesex.mass.edu/dhla.  6 hours, 10 CEUs.   $339. 2 hour lecture, 4 hour clinical.  
Course # CAR 753 80                  
Saturday, June 6 2020 from 8:30a - 3p
Lowell, MA campus
Enroll: Email WrightE@middlesex.mass.edu 


Last Modified: 3/25/20