Pierce College's Pacific Northwest Dental Hygiene Institute is designed for:
Practitioners or recent graduates seeking licensure in Washington state and plan to take the Western Regional Board Exam (WREB)
Dental hygiene practitioners seeking to update and expand their skills, or returning to practice
Dental hygiene faculty tasked with integrating expanded functions into current curriculums
PNDHI courses are designed to train dental hygienists in the administration of local anesthesia and nitrous oxide, and restorative dental procedures included in the Practice Act for Washington State. Lab and clinical patient experiences are included in the grounded clinical portion of the courses.
All clinical training is supervised by licensed dental hygienists and dentists who are experienced in teaching expanded functions.
Pierce College's program is accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation, and is an approved course by the Washington State Department of Health, Dental Hygiene Examining Committee, and is accepted by the WREB.
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is located on 140 acres in the city of Lakewood, 10 miles southwest of Tacoma, Washington. The campus is next to Fort Steilacoom Park. It is just one mile from the waters of the Puget Sound with snow-covered mountain ranges visible in both directions.
General Institute Information
Continuing Education Program Manager/Developer
1601 39th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
Technical Course Information
Professor and Clinic Coordinator
Pierce College Dental Hygiene
Washington Dept. of Health
Dental Hygiene Licensing