Restorative for Dental Hygienists

(Maximum participants 12)

Details of Course Structure

Required on-site attendance for 2018 to be decided; non-guaranteed, but typically in August/September. Please check back AFTER February 2018.

Non-credit Course

  • Total clock hours is 105. This equates to six (6) Pierce College quarter credits.
  • You will receive a Certificate of Completion once you successfully pass all competency requirements of the course.
  • Both the online study and in-class/on-site attendance is required.

Online Study

  • Fifteen (15) hours. Must have computer and internet access.
  • Begins approximately four (4) weeks prior to on-site attendance.

In-class/On-site Attendance

  • Required on-site attendance is at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood, WA
  • 90 hours over two weeks. May include a Saturday. Includes didactic, lab with Mock Board, and three days of patient clinic.

Costs, Text and Supplies

  • Tuition is $4,400, paid at time of registration. Includes liability insurance. Please see the refund policy located on the Application page.
  • Supplies, materials, rental fees, etc. are $1,750.00 (estimate), paid the first day of class.
  • Required textbook:
    • Bagby, M. & Gladwin, M. (2013). Clinical Aspects of Dental Materials: Theory, Practice, and Cases, 4th Ed. Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 9781609139650.
      Estimated cost is $60.
  • Students may purchase their textbook through any online source, including Pearson Education, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, and Barnes & Noble.com.

Personal Protective Equipment

Lab Coats

  • Pierce College furnishes students with lab coats.
  • If a student damages the lab coat, an additional charge will apply to replace the lab coats and collected before the Certificate of Completion and licensing documents are provided.

Clinic Attire

  • Students are expected to be clean, and to wear close-toed shoes with non-mesh uppers and non-skid soles.
  • Scrubs are acceptable and/or full length pants in a neutral color such as beige, tan, taupe, etc. Pants may not touch the ground and must have full coverage (no low-rise pants).
  • Jeans are acceptable in labs only and may not have any holes or tears in them.
  • Additional detailed information will be sent to you in the information packet in early July.

Safety Glasses and Loupes

  • Students must furnish their own appropriate safety glasses based on OSHA guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Magnification support is recommended such as very strong magnifying glasses or loupes.

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