Information to Applicants about the Addition of the Restorative Curriculum
In May of 2007, the Oregon Board of Dentistry approved Restorative Functions for Dental Hygienists. Following an approved curriculum in restorative dentistry, a dental hygienist is allowed to place amalgam and composite restorations (fillings) in teeth that have first been prepared by a dentist.
Applicants chosen for the class beginning September 2011 will be enrolling in the program, which has the 13 credit hours of restorative dentistry for dental hygienists embedded in the two year curriculum. Enrollment during summer term between the first and second year will be required.Estimated increased costs associated with the restorative curriculum (as of 1/2011):
|Tuition and Fees:||$1440 (this is estimated and may change)|
|Instruments and Supplies:||$1,008|
To read about the total estimated costs for the Dental Hygiene program, visit the Program Costs page.