Restorative Techniques Certification for Dental Hygienists 2022

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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 Description

Designed specifically for dental hygienists, participants of this course 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, registrants must complete a six-week self-study period using the required textbook and laboratory manual. Participants will receive prepared model teeth, 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 pre-clinical lectures and lab work during the first week, followed by two weeks of rotation at a community dental clinic where participants restore teeth prepared by a dentist during the 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 (amalgam and composite). The passing score for this evaluation is 70 per cent.


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:

• Current malpractice insurance
• Current, valid CPR certification (Basic Life Saving Level)

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.

  • Dental Materials, Clinical Applications for Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists (Hatrick Eakle, Bird)
  • Restorative Techniques for Dental Hygienists Laboratory Manual

Details on the readings and how to purchase 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 a uniform or clinic jacket/casual pants
• Suitable footwear – running shoes are acceptable; no open-toed shoes
• Safety glasses
• Padlock for locker

Registration *Exact dates are tentative and to be confirmed. Registration not yet open.

The fee for this 3 week course is:

Dental Hygienist – $6,595 (not including textbooks)

Fee covers the rental of dentoforms, instruments, hand pieces, prepped 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: If you reside outside of Manitoba a 14-day self-isolation must be followed as mandated by public health agencies.

Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than sixty (60) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

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 fourteen (14) days prior to the program date.

Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all 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.

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, 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, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 149



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