Pacific Northwest Dental Hygiene Institute - Overview

Keavin McIntosh, DMD

The lead instructor for the Nitrous Oxide course and supervising dentist in the Local Anesthesia and Restorative courses. Since 2001, he has also been an Assistant Adjunct Professor in Pierce College's Dental Hygiene program teaching the nitrous oxide and restorative courses as well as one of the supervising dentists for the dental hygiene clinics.

Kathy B. Bassett, BSDH, RDH, M.Ed.

The lead instructor for the Local Anesthesia course. Kathy co-authored a local anesthesia textbook that will be released in its second edition. Her textbook is one recommended by the Western Regional Examining Board as a reference for their exams. Kathy also assists in the Restorative course.

Sheila Norton, BS, RDH

The lead instructor for the Restorative course. With several years of restorative clinical experience as well as being the lead restorative professor in our entry level dental hygiene program since 2007, she brings a wealth of knowledge to you for real-life practice. Sheila also assists in the Local Anesthesia course.

General Information


Mailing Address:
Pacific Northwest
Dental Hygiene Institute
Attn: Dental Hygiene Department
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498

WREB Information

Washington Department of Health Dental Hygiene Licensing

Monica Hospenthal
Program Director/Professor
RDH, M.Ed.


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