CPR Class Content Requirements for New Hampshire Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists in New Hampshire need a Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) certification at the Healthcare Provider level. Required skills include; Adult, child and infant CPR, AED, and use of a bag-valve-mask. Some Dental Hygienists may also need a First Aid course as well, but this is determined by the employer.


Board of Dental Examiners CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

The New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners requires Healthcare Provider level CPR certification with practical skills component that is accepted by the Board, AGD/PACE, or ADA/CERP approved.

Board Statement

Den 403.07 Categories of Credit.
(a) A licensee shall be entitled to obtain up to 100% of the required CEUs in any or all of the following categories:
(1) Education and scientific courses sponsored or approved by the following:
a. American Dental Association, component societies and constituent societies;
b. Academy of General Dentistry;
c. American Dental Hygienists Association, component societies, and constituent societies;

(b) A licensee shall receive credit for 3 CEUs per biennium for successful completion of BLS-HCP course(s) given by an American Heart Association, Red Cross, National Safety Council, American Safety, Health Institute, American College of Emergency Physician, or Military Training Network qualified instructor, or sponsored or approved by organizations referenced in Den 403.07 (a)(1). BLS-HCP shall be considered a clinical care subject. All BLS-HCP courses shall include a hands-on component.

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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) CPR Certification Requirements

Summary of Board Requirement

AGD requires to maintain CPR for Healthcare Providers that includes practical skills evaluation component that is approved through the AGD Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) program. AGD PACE accredited organizations listed here.

Board Statement

142 Medical emergency training and CPR
Training to ensure appropriate action in the event of an unexpected injury or illness occurring during dental treatment or within the dental office. Training topics may include medical emergency prevention; development of an action plan, recognition of patient distress and emergency drugs and equipment.

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Choose Your CPR Training Method

Dental Hygienists in New Hampshire are required to do the Basic Life Support level of CPR certification for Healthcare Providers that usually includes a practical skills evaluation through a classroom or blended training process. 100% online CPR will only be an option upon the discretion of the employer or institution and is not always accepted by the state licensing department or for continuing education credits.

Some employers may require a specific type of training or may leave it up to the state’s requirement. If you are not certain of your employer's requirement, make sure to check with them about both the training type and the required course content.

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Nationally Approved

US Coast Guard
CAPCE
Academy of General Dentistry
Dental Assisting National Board