We regret that we are unable to offer the restorative course in 2018.

Please check back early 2019 when we will make a decision on whether we will be able to offer it in 2019.

We refer you to the Washington State Department of Licensing for recommendations on restorative course offerings accepted by the state.

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,,, and Barnes &

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.