Dental Hygiene Center for Lifelong Learning

Improve pedagogy, achieve student success & provide quality care.

Welcome to Dental Hygiene Center for Lifelong Learning (DHCLL). Our goal is to promote a spirit of life-long learning for instructors dedicated to improving pedagogy and student learning as well as clinicians committed to providing quality oral care at the top of their scope of practice.

Expanded Function Restorative Education Program - Now Open for June 2024

  • Participants are required to complete assigned online self-study and scheduled online lectures for a total of 12 hours of course time. Lectures are scheduled for the following dates from 5pm-7pm:
    • 5/28, 5/29, 5/30, 6/4, 6/5, 6/6
  • Participants are required to attend the in person portion of the course which includes the following:
    • 5 days at the EWU Spokane campus for lab learning in our dental hygiene clinic from 6/12/24-6/16/24
      • Approximately 10 hour days, exact times are TBD
    • 3 days at a local community dental clinic for practical application from 6/17/24-6/19/24
  • Participants must be licensed or show evidence of successful completion of the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) or Central Regional Data Testing Service (CRDTS) Local Anesthesia Examination prior to the restorative course. This will be a course requirement and is to be uploaded by the first day of class.
  • Participants receive a certificate of completion when all competencies are successfully passed.
  • Content and experiences are designed so participants are ready to sit for the restorative portion of the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) or Central Regional Data Testing Service (CRDTS).

Woelfel’s Dental Anatomy (9th ed.)
By Scheid, R. C. & Weiss, G. (2017)
Published by Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 978-1284218244

Dental Materials: Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists (4th ed.)
By Eakle, W. S. & Bastin, K. G. (2021)
St. Louis, MO: Elsevier
ISBN: 978-0323596589

This is not included in the cost of the course and must be purchased by the participant.

Tuition includes the course instruction, all instrumentation and supplies for a total of $7,050 due prior to the first day of class.


  • The dress code for participants is clinical scrubs, or neutral pants such as khakis covering the ankle. Jeans are not permitted at any time.
  • Shoes should be close toed — either tennis shoes or clog style (i.e Danskos) with socks to cover ankles.
  • Lab coats are furnished by EWU.

  • Loupes or strong magnification glasses are strongly recommended for the course.
  • Participants must provide their own protective eyewear.

  • 12 online clock hours of synchronous lectures are required prior to attending the face-to-face course. A computer and internet access are required.
  • The online course begins two weeks prior to the on-site portion of the course.

  • Required to attend at the Eastern Washington University Dental Hygiene Clinic on the EWU Spokane campus in Spokane, WA.
  • The course occurs over a 22-day period including online self study, online didactic, lab and patient clinic. The course requires in person attendance over a weekend, which is included in the dates in the course overview.
  • Our community dental clinic requires the following to treat patients at their location. Applicants will receive an email from the clinic directly to submit all onboarding paperwork once enrollment has been completed.
    • Government Issued Photo ID
    • Immunization Records- Our employee health team RN reviews all immunization records and will contact the student if any immunizations need to be updated.
      • TB
      • Covid-19 or signed declination.
      • Hepatitis B
      • MMR
      • Varicella
      • Tdap
      • Flu or signed declination.

There are two hotels located directly across the street from the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic and another one within a half mile. Remember to ask any hotel you stay at if they have an “Eastern Washington University” rate as you are here for official university business.

Courtyard by Marriott
401 N Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
P: 509.456.7600

Fairfield Inn Marriott
311 N Riverpoint Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
P: 509.747.9131

Holiday Inn Express
801 N. Division Ave
Spokane, WA 99202
P: 509.328.8505

Malpractice insurance is not required by EWU but is recommended, and may be required by our offsite partner for the live patient portion of the course. ADHA provides an inexpensive option for this if the applicant does not already have their own. Here are some options to explore for applicants who need malpractice insurance:

This course is designed for licensed dental hygienists seeking licensure in Washington or Oregon. In order to gain licensure in these states, hygienists must demonstrate competency in restorative functions. This course assists dental hygienists in learning restorative functions and procedures.

Participants are required to attend the 10-day course on the EWU Spokane campus, as well as attend synchronous online evening lectures in the weeks leading up to the course. Space is limited to a maximum of 10 students. Please click the ‘Apply’ button below to submit your application.

You will be sent a link to pay for your tuition once your application is reviewed and approved. Please review all information in the drop-down menus on this page to ensure you will be able to attend and successfully complete this intensive, condensed course. Participants should be ready to sit for the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) Restorative Examination or the Central Regional Data Testing Service (CRDTS) exams.

Last updated 4/5/2024 CA