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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – CAMPUS CLOSED: CLASSES AND SERVICES AVAILABLE REMOTELY: Registration for the Fall 2020 semester is open.  Enroll now.  Many classes will be in an online/remote format, but a select number of classes will be offered in-person on campus.  Contact student services for assistance and the academic departments for any additional class information. Academic and support services are currently available online and by chat and phone. 

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Spring (Jan - May) Course Offerings

  • Early Childhood Oral Health Promotion Self-Study online course
  • Infection Control & Infectious Diseases Self-Study online course
  • Chemical Dependency: Tobacco Cessation Self-Study online course
  • Coronal Polishing Review for Practicing Dental Assistants Self-Study online course
  • Oral Health Medical Emergencies Self-Study online course
  • Oral Public Health Self-Study online course
  • Local Anesthesia Review I Self-Study online course
  • Local Anesthesia Review II Self-Study online course
  • Oral Radiography Review for Dental Assistants
  • Local Anesthesia Lecture and Lab for Dental Hygienists
  • Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary
  • Dental Laser Education
  • Interim Therapeutic Restorations

 Course offering inquiries, Call Center Coordinators Brandi Mazzarella at (602) 285-7331.

Courses noted with class permission requirement will be granted authorization to complete registration with the submission of a copy current Dental Hygiene License or Dental License and current CPR card to the Center for Continuing Dental Education.

*requires class permission

Copy of documentation must be sent by email to:

ccde@phoenixcollege.edu

In person courses will be located at Phoenix College Dental Clinic

3144 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

See details below for each course:


Early Childhood Oral Health Promotion

This course will provide dental and dental hygiene professionals, as well as other healthcare professionals, with information to enable them to provide practical and effective advice to parents and other healthcare providers about preventing oral diseases in infants and young children.  No Pre-requisites.  This is a self-study course and registered students will have until TBA, to complete this course.  Four (4) hours of CEUs earned upon completion of the course.  

Available: Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll:  Friday, May 8, 2020

Last date to complete course: Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $50 Course Delivery: Internet/online

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap


Infection Control & Infectious Diseases

This program will provide an overview of infection control, emerging infectious diseases, the infectious disease process, pathogens transmissible by the oral cavity, and oral manifestations of infectious diseases. No Prerequisites.  This is a self-study course and registered students will have until TBA to complete this course.  Four (4) hours of CEUs earned upon completion of the course.  

Available: Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll: Friday, May 8, 2020

Last day to complete course is Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $50 Course Delivery: Internet/online  

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap                                                                                                                                                        


Chemical Dependency: Tobacco Cessation

Designed to create awareness for health care professionals in how to assess patients for tobacco use, describe the components of tobacco dependency, prevention strategies and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).  This is a self-study course and registered students will have until TBA to complete this course.  Four (4) hours of CEUs earned upon completion of the course.

Available:  Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll: Friday, May 8, 2020

Last day to complete course is Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $50 Course Delivery: Internet/online

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap


Oral Health Medical Emergencies

This course is designed to provide knowledge in the development of dental office protocol for the identification and management of medical emergencies.  Including but not limited to procedures, equipment, and drug usage.  Intended for dental providers.  Prerequisites: None.  Completion earns four (4) CEU's

Available: Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll: Friday, May 8, 2020

Last day to complete course: Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $50

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap


Oral Public Health 

This course is designed to define oral public health and discuss public health program development, evaluation, and funding.  The course will provide basic knowledge in barriers and disparities to oral care, alternative workforce providers, and teledentistry.  Intended for dental providers.  Prerequisites: None.  Completion earns four (4) CEU's

Available: Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll: Friday, May 8, 2020

Last day to complete course: Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $50

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap


Local Anesthesia Review I

This course is a review of anatomy, techniques, and medical history considerations in the administration of dental anesthesia.  Open to Dental Hygienists and Dentists.  Prerequisites: None.  Completion earns four (4) CEU's

Available: Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll: Friday, May 8, 2020

Last day to complete course: Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $75

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap


Local Anesthesia Review II

This course is a review of the pharmacology of local anesthetics and administration of nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia in dentistry.  Open to Dental Hygienists and Dentists.  Prerequisites: None.  Completion earns four (4) CEU's.

Available: Monday, January 13, 2020

Last date to enroll: Friday, May 8, 2020

Last day to complete course: Monday, May 11, 2020

Tuition: $75

To access course log into Canvas with MEID and password at https://learn.maricopa.edu/login/ldap


Oral Radiography Review for Dental Assistants

This course meets once a weeknight for eight weeks and may be taken by those preparing to become certified to expose oral radiographs in the state of Arizona.  The lecture portion may be taken separately as a review, or those who need instructions in learning how to expose and process radiographs can take the entire program.  

Phoenix College utilizes digital radiography.  Phosphor storage plates (PSP) and digital sensors will be used in the lab.  Interproximal and periapical techniques will be taught in the lab.

Dates: Thursdays, January 16 - March 5, 2020

Lecture Only, Class number: 22005 Time: 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Tuition: $200

Lecture & Radiography Lab, Class number: 22006 Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Tuition: $450

Location: Phoenix College Dental Clinic, 3144 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Limited Attendance: Enrollment is on a first-come basis.  Each lab section is limited to ten participants

To expose radiographs in the state of Arizona, Dental Assistants must:

1)      Pass the written DANB Dental Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) Examination and

2)      Have a valid Radiologic Proficiency Certificate in your possession upon successful completion of DANB RHS exam

3)      Apply to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners Dental Assistant Radiography Certification and receive an Arizona Radiologic Proficiency Certificate

To view exam information and application visit the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) website at www.danb.org or call at 1 (800) 367-3262.


Local Anesthesia Lecture and Lab for Dental Hygienists

Phoenix College Dental Department 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 a full semester course.  It requires a minimum of 80 hours of online, self-study work, and meets from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm daily for 3-day clinic lab session prior to the WREB Anesthesia Exam.

Students enrolling in the 2020 Spring Local Anesthesia course MUST be registered no later than January 13, 2020, when the online self-study begins.  This date is firm.  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 textbook, complete all activities and the online exams.

  1. Online Lecture, DHE 227 #20922
  2. Lab, DHE 227, Choose one section from: TBA
  3. CEU Lab,  #33977

Date & Location: May 1 - May 3, 2020, Lab session will be held at Phoenix College Dental Clinic

Students enrolling in the 2020 Spring Local Anesthesia course MUST be registered no later than Monday, January 6, 2020.

There are three class sections in which to register.  These are special permission classes, and you will be granted authorization to complete registration once documentation of your Dental Hygiene License and current CPR card are provided.

*Limited Attendance: Enrollment is on a first-come basis.  The course has a limited number of participants of 24 students

*requires class permission

Tuition: Approximate tuition - fees vary slightly depending on your residency status.

$1,269—Maricopa County Arizona Resident          $1,489 - Non-resident fee

Please see side tab on the labeled Local Anesthesia for Dental Hygienists on the Center for Continuing Dental Education web page for more information


Expanded Function Dental Assistant Program

Designed to develop knowledge and skills in preparation for the Arizona Expanded Functions-Restorative Exam. Participants will perform expanded function restorative procedures including but not limited to amalgam, occlusion considerations, and caries prevention in a pre-clinical environment as defined by ARS 32-1291.01. Open to certified and or licensed practicing dental assistants and dental hygienists. Prerequisites: Current certification or licensure. Completion earns forty (94) CEUs.

There are two class sections in which to register.  These are special permission classes, and you will be granted authorization to complete registration once an Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) Program interest form, student admission is completed in the enrollment center, and meet in-person or by conference call to discuss the EFDA program at Phoenix College. 

  1. DNT – Expanded Function Dental Assistant/Auxiliary Lecture & LabClass 22093,   completion, of course, earns 90 hours of CEUs
  2. DNT – Infection Control Review for Dental Expanded FunctionsClass 22094, completion, of course, earns 4 hours of CEUs

Important Dates & Times: Registration Deadline, January 17, 2020

  • Online Self Study weekly sessions: January 25 - April 18, 2020
  • Saturdays, Lecture in the Healthcare Education Building –

             HE235 8:00 am to 11:00 am.

  • Saturdays, Preclinic lab sessions in the Healthcare Education Building –

HE201 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

*Limited Attendance: Enrollment is on a first-come basis.  The course has a limited number of participants of 24 students

*requires class permission, view Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary tab for enrollment and class permission information


Dental Laser Education

This lecture and hands-on training is a very comprehensive soft-tissue laser training with an emphasis on diode-assisted periodontal therapies and dental hygiene protocols.  Meets the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners emerging technology requirements as specified in ARS 32-1281 (C)(2) and 32-1201 (17)(18). Open to current dental professionals. Requires class permission through the dental department for enrollment. Eight (8) hours of CEUs earned upon completion of course.  

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Phoenix College Dental Clinic, 3144 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Tuition: $465

*Limited Attendance: Enrollment is on a first-come basis.  The course has a limited number of participants

*requires class permission


Interim Therapeutic Restorations

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills in the placement of Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR).  Removal of soft materials using hand instruments only and placement of adhesive restorative material.  The intended audience is Dentists and Dental Hygienists.  Prerequisites: Practicing Dentist or Dental Hygienist.  Completion earns four (4) CEU's

Date: Saturday, TBA

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Phoenix College Dental Clinic, 3144 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Tuition: $250

*Limited Attendance: Enrollment is on a first-come basis.  The course has a limited number of participants

*requires class permission