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Recent courses offerings…

  • Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist
  • Introduction to Laser Therapy for the RDH and Supervising DDS
  • Oral Radiography for the Dental Assistants
  • Coronal Polishing for the Dental Assistant
  • Live Lectures for all Dental Professionals
  • Online Courses for all Dental Professionals

See below for detailed information on courses…

Internet Courses

Tuition is $40 per course each course is 2 ce credits

  • Alcoholism—Chemical Dependency
  • Care of Aesthetic Restorations and Implants
  • Clinical Procedures in the Dental Office—Infection Control
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • HIV/AIDS—Infection Control
  • Local Anesthesia Review I
  • Local Anesthesia Review II
  • Medical Emergencies I
  • Medical Emergencies II
  • Oral Pathology Review
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Dentistry
  • Protection for the Dental Team and Patient—Infection Control
  • Tobacco Cessation—Chemical Dependency
  • Transmissible Diseases—Infectious Diseases

Live Lecture Courses

Introduction to Lasers for the RDH and Supervising DDS — $375


9 am - 4 pm
(6 Hours Category A.1)
featuring Jeanne Godett, RDH, BS

This program is designed to fulfill the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners' requirements on the use of lasers by dental hygienists. In Arizona, according to R4-11-601 the course must be offered by a recognized dental school or dental hygiene school as defined in A.R.S. 1201, or sponsored by a national dental/dental hygienists' association or state dental/dental hygienists' association or government agency. Courses offered by manufacturers are not recognized courses. A hands on component will give attendees a working knowledge of dental lasers as it applies to the practice of dental hygiene. Several models of diode laser will be available for the lab portion of the class. An additional didactic component and written exam meets the BODEX requirements. You will need to provide a copy of your dental hygiene or dental license.

Note: It is important to note that as specified in ARS 12-1281 (D, 2.) a dentist who supervises a dental hygienist whose duties include the use of emerging scientific technology must have training on the use of the emerging technology that is equal to or greater than the training the dental hygienist is required to obtain.

Local Anesthesia/Nitrous for the Dental Hygienist

The Phoenix College Center for Continuing Dental Education offers a fall and spring semester course for those interested in applying for an Anesthesia Certificate in Arizona, and to prepare for the WREB Anesthesia written and clinical exams. DHE227 Dental Anesthesia Lecture/Lab is not a CE course, but rather a full semester course. It requires a minimum of 80 hours of online, self-study work, and meets from 8 - 5 daily for 3 days prior to the WREB Anesthesia Exam. A syllabus, reading and homework assignments will be sent to you after your registration application is received. To ensure that you will have adequate course preparation time please enroll early. The textbook with DVD, Handbook of Local Anesthesia by Stanley Malamed, (6th Edition) as well as the Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation by Morris Clark (4th Edition) can be purchased online at, or through the Phoenix College Bookstore (602) 285-7489.

Students enrolling in the 2015 Spring Local Anesthesia course MUST be registered no later than January 5, 2015 when the online self-study begins. This date is firm. No one can be added to the course after 5 pm Pacific Time Zone January 5, 2015. Students will need to be comfortable with online instruction and testing technology, must be self-directed and commit to 6 - 8 hours of study time per week to read the text book, complete all activities and the online exams. This course is structured to meet the WREB testing agency timelines that the WREB written exam in local anesthesia be taken a minimum of 15 days prior to the first day of the WREB clinical exam in anesthesia and no more than 60 days prior. For more information on the WREB exam visit Register & pay at : Class Sections - total of three: Lecture 11028 Lab 11027, 11029 or 11034 (same lab, but limited attendance in each section – register in one), and CEU Lab 12558 Mail, e-mail or fax (fax: 602-285-7330) DH license and CPR copies to the Center. OR, submit the following attached forms to the Center to register - Mail, e-mail or fax: Phoenix College Center for Continuing Dental Education 1202 W. Thomas Road Phoenix, AZ 85013 E-mail: fax: 602-285-7330 1.Phoenix College Student Information Form 2.Student Declaration Form. Not necessary for non-resident. You must provide a readable copy of your driver’s license (front & back) with this form as proof of residency. If you don’t have a driver’s license issued within the year, you must go through the Admissions’ Office for residency verification. 3.The CCDE registration form 4.Copy of your dental hygiene license, or proof of graduation from an accredited Dental Hygiene Program 5.Copy of your current CPR card Dates •Registration Deadline: 5 pm Pacific Time Zone January 5, 2015 •Online Self Study Session (including exams): January 5, 2015 through April 11, 2015 •Recommended deadline to complete the WREB written exam at Pearson Vue Testing, April 2, 2015 •On Site/Hands On Session: 3 Day Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Clinical Lab Fri, Sat & Sun, March 20, 21, 22, 2015 Course Objectives • Thorough review of head and neck anatomy • Local anesthesia techniques • Administration of nitrous oxide analgesia • Identification and treatment of medical emergencies. • Preparation for the WREB examination in local anesthesia For lab use, please bring • Two sterile aspirating syringes • Sterile hemostat • Blood pressure cuff and stethoscope • Clinical attire and patient safety glasses Note: Students unable to receive anesthesia for medical reasons will need to provide a patient for the lab sessions. This course meets the licensure requirements in all WREB states and the special requirements of Arizona, Washington and New Mexico. Limited Attendance: Class size is limited to 24. Registration deadline is 5 pm Pacific Time Zone January 5, 2015. The full tuition fee must accompany the registration form. Location: Phoenix College - Dental Building "R" Parking is in the North Parking Lot adjacent to the Dental Building ( Tuition: Approximate tuition. $1,003—Maricopa County Arizona Resident (you must have lived here for one year to get in-state residency) $1,479 - $1,909 - Non-resident fee (the higher fee includes distance learning fees, if you will not be living here at the time of class) Exam: A separate examination and fee by the Western Regional Examining Board, as well as an application fee to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (ASBDE) are required to obtain a valid local anesthesia certificate by the ASBDE. Visit (under dental hygiene exams, and for more information.