Restorative Techniques Certification for the Dental Hygienist 2023

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UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: 1st Floor Dental Clinic

University of Manitoba, 780 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2

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Course Date: May/June 2023 (to be confirmed)

Registration Deadline: March 3, 2023

Course Description

Designed specifically for dental hygienists, participants will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to place technically-sound and clinically acceptable dental restorations using a variety of restorative materials. In preparation for the course, participants must complete a six-week self-study period using the required purchased textbook and laboratory manual. Participants will receive prepared model teeth in a typodont, to practice restorative techniques using armamentarium and supplies (amalgam and composite) available in their usual practice settings. On the first day of the course, participants will submit their restored models for evaluation and feedback. The three-week course is comprised of online/live lectures, preclinical sessions in the student lab at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry followed by two weeks of rotation at a community dental clinic where participants restore teeth prepared by a dentist during live patient care, alternating with lab time to refine technique. Participants of this course will be evaluated for both their knowledge and competency in placing clinically acceptable dental restorations. Successful completion of the Written Examination with a passing grade of 70 per cent, Preclinical Competency Assessment and Clinical Competency Assessment are required to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Participants are responsible to know the competency requirements for this scope of practice for dental hygiene practice in their respective jurisdiction. It is advisable that Participants contact their respective dental hygiene regulatory authority to ensure that this course is recognized prior to registration.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • Fabricate and safely place clinically and cosmetically acceptable permanent restorations (both direct and indirect), involving but not limited to:
  • Selection of client-appropriate materials
    • Matrix system placement
    • Anatomy reformation
    • Retraction cord placement
    • Esthetic considerations
    • Occlusal adjustment
    • Polishing/finishing of restorations
  • Fabricate and place clinically acceptable temporary restorations
  • Assess the integrity and the appropriate procedures and techniques involved in the placement of implant-supported prosthetics
  • Recognize and prevent errors and potential complications associated with dental restorations
  • Determine the most appropriate pain management for individual restorative procedures
  • Describe theories related to the protection of the pulp through the use of liners and bases, and placing liners and bases
  • Incorporate necessary personal protective equipment for both the clinician and patient during restorative dental procedures
  • Utilize four-handed techniques in performing restorative procedures


To be confirmed


In order to register for this course, you must be a graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program and hold a current, valid license with a provincial/state regulatory authority. You must also provide the following documentation:

  • Graduation certificate from a Canadian-accredited dental hygiene program
  • Current licensure in our province or state of residence
  • Current malpractice insurance
  • Valid CPR certification (Health Care Provider HCP CPR Level C)
  • Written verification of full vaccination with COVID vaccines approved by Health Canada, upon request

Proof of all credentials must be provided before you are considered successfully registered.

Required Readings

Course registrants are expected to complete assigned readings over a recommended six-week self-study period before participating in the clinical component of the course.

  •  Eakle, W.S. & Bastin, K.G. (2021). Dental Materials: Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists (4th ed)., St.Louis, MI: Elsevier Inc
  • Restorative Techniques for Dental Hygienists Laboratory Manual, Salme, L., School of Dental Hygiene, University of Manitoba

Details on the readings and how to purchase textbook will be provided to participants upon successful registration of the course.

Required Armamentarium

The following items are required and will NOT be supplied:

  • Proper clinic attire, such as uniform or clinic jacket
  • Suitable footwear – no open-toed shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Facial visor
  • laptop or tablet with charging device – course handouts will be in electronic form



The fee for this 3 week course is:

Dental Hygienist – $6,800 (not including textbooks)

Fee covers the rental of typodonts, instruments, hand pieces, prepped typodont teeth and other laboratory consumables. In order to secure a spot in the course, all fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
*This program is subject to a minimum number of registered participants. Registration is on a first-come basis.

Please note: The University of Manitoba complies with mandates by public health agencies with regards to COVID-19 and any infectious disease situation.

Refund Policy

Registrants may receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than sixty (60) days prior to first day of the event. An administration fee of $250 will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations. Refunds for cancellation by registrants after 60 days prior to first day of the event will be at the discretion of the Director of Continuing Professional Development for Dentistry and Dental Hygiene.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least sixty (30) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

Study Credits

This course provides up to 110 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba. Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 250



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