Dental Hygiene Continuing Education

The Pacific University School of Dental Hygiene Studies provides regular continuing education opportunities for dental hygienists.

Our goal is to provide relevant and informative profession-specific continuing education. Please contact us with any questions.


Continuing education opportunities, such as the examples below, are offered on a regular basis, to be scheduled by the School of Dental Hygiene. Contact Alma Heredia ( with any questions.

Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation for Dentists and Dental Hygienists

This 14-hour continuing education course provides a study of anxiety and pain management techniques used in dental care. Components of pain, pain control mechanisms and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation are included. The participant will practice administering and receiving nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation with a partner in a supervised clinical setting.

This course includes 2 hours of self-study with online exam. The session will include 8 hours of classroom instruction and 4 hours of clinical instruction with participants administering and receiving nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation with a partner under the direct supervision of faculty instructors. Participants must demonstrate clinical competency as determined by the faculty in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Breakfast, lunch and Dinner are included.

WREB Restorative Review Course

This 20-hour continuing education course provides a review for candidates who are preparing to take the Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) Restorative Examination. This course includes 4 hours of didactic review of dental anatomy and restorative procedures, followed by 16 hours of hands-on practice placing amalgam and composite restorations on typodonts. Emphasis will be placed on developing self-assessment skills so that candidates can critically evaluate their own restorations.

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