Dental Hygiene Center for Lifelong Learning

Improve Pedagogy, Achieve Student Success, Provide Quality Care

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

Expanded Function Restorative Education Program

  • Participants are required to complete assigned online self-study and attend the 10-day in-person training.
  • Participants must be licensed or show evidence of successful completion of the Western Regional Examination Board (WREB) Local Anesthesia Examination prior to the restorative course.
  • The total clock hours is 105 (90 face to face and 15 online pre study).
  • 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).

Clinical Aspects of Dental Materials: Theory, Practice and Cases by Gladwin and Bagby (5th Edition)
ISBN: 978-1-496-36008-3
Published by Wolters Kluwer

This is not included in the cost of the course.

Tuition includes the course instruction, all instrumentation and supplies for a total of $6030 due prior to the first day of class.

This total cost includes:

  • Tuition: $4500
  • Instrumentation supplies: $1480

Refunds: Once payment has been received for the course, a non-refundable portion of the cost ($2,250.00) and cannot be refunded (see credit card processing authorization form).

  • 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.

  • 15 online clock hours of self-paced learning are required prior to attending the face-to-face course, a computer and internet access is required.
  • Online course begins 6 weeks prior to on-site visit.

  • Required to attend at the Eastern Washington University Dental Hygiene Clinic on the EWU Spokane campus in Spokane, WA.
  • The course consists of 90 clock hours over a 10-day period including didactic, lab and patient clinic. The course requires a weekend. (Please note, dental hygienists seeking Oregon licensure require one extra day of clinical/laboratory training.)

There are two hotels located directly across the street from the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic. 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

This course is designed for licensed dental hygienist seeking licensure in Washington or Oregon. In order to gain licensure in those states, hygienists must demonstrate competency in restorative functions. This course assists dental hygienists in learning restorative functions and procedures. Participants should be ready to sit for the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) Restorative examination. Participants are required to attend the 9-day course on the EWU Spokane Campus. Space is limited to a maximum of 8 students.

On campus dates will be announced in 2020.