Basic Restorative Course: For Dental Hygienists and EFDA Dental Assistants

Course Dates:


Week One

Monday, July 15, 2019, 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Thursday, July 18, 2019, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Friday, July 19, 2019, 8:30 am-4:30 pm


Week Two

Monday, July 22, 2019, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Friday, July 26, 2019, 8:00 am-4:30 pm





This course is designed for the Expanded Functions Dental Assistant or Registered Dental Hygienist who wishes to apply for a Restorative Functions permit from the Oregon Board of Dentistry. It is designed to meet the minimal requirements of an RDH restorative course that is given by a school that is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and includes the necessary didactic and lab instruction and patient care that the board has deemed necessary for minimum competency. This is a 65-hour course, 18 of which are didactic, 24 of which are lab, and 27 hours of which are patient care. Attached is a template of such a course, provided by the Oregon Board of Dentistry, as well as an outline of the proposed course for OHSU.

Course Learning Objectives





































Click here to open BasicRestorativeCourseObjectives.pdf



Christina Tselnik attended the University of California, San Francisco after serving eight years in the United States Air Force as a dental assistant and working as an RDA in the civilian sector. Upon graduating from UCSF with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene, she enjoyed private practice exclusively for seven before pursuing her passion for teaching and answering the call to become a dental educator.  Her extensive experience in general dentistry and specialty practices, both as a Dental Assistant and as a Dental Hygienist, has benefited her teaching.  Christina has taught clinical and didactic courses in various subjects as full-time and part-time faculty at Carrington College and Mount Hood Community College over the past eight years, and has held lead instructor rolls in Dental Materials, Dental Hygiene Expanded Functions, and Restorative.  She has given multiple CE courses on Tobacco Cessation and Counseling for the Dental Hygienist, and continues to enjoy her role as a dental educator as well as a private practice dental hygienist. She lives in Portland Oregon with her husband and twin boys, who are 10 years old, and enjoys life as a wife and mother.  When she isn’t driving her boys to futsal, judo, or other activities, she loves knitting, taking photographs around Portland, and working on her jewelry side-business.

Douglas K. Matz, DMD
Portland, OR

Education & Experience

Dr. Matz graduated from Oregon Health Science University Dental School in 1980 and has practiced dentistry for over thirty years. He is native Hawaiian making his home in Portland, Oregon since dental school.

G.V. Black, the father of dentistry said, "It's the obligation of every dentist to be a lifelong student of learning." Dr. Matz philosophy has been to continuously become committed to this creed, and this creed has led to Dr. Matz obtaining his Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry . The Fellowship consist of 500 hours of post grad classes and an eight hour comprehensive general dentistry exam. The Mastership consists of 1,100 hours of graduate classes in 16 different areas of dentistry. Only 1% of general dentists since 1952 have gotten this award.



Participant will need to bring....

Students are required to bring:

  • Acadental Typodant ModuPRO One

  • Prepped Posterior class 2 Teeth –Class 2 fillings


Students will be responsible for providing their own patients, who will arrive for treatment with a signed diagnosis by their dentist. The patients will need Class l and Class ll composites and amalgams, and they should be smaller MO's and DO's.

Cancellation Policy

There is a minimum number of 7 participants required for the class to take place. If the minimum number of participants is not met the course will have to be canceled.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

OHSU Continuing Dental Education Department Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Continuing Dental Education Department must receive all cancellations in writing by mail, fax or email, prior to the course date for the appropriate refund to be issued.

  • At any time if the registrant cancels there will be $35 administrative fee on all cancellations to cover staff time and credit card transaction fees.
  • Cancellations by the participant more than 30 days prior to the course date will receive a full refund, minus the $35 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations by the participant less than 30 days prior to the course date will NOT receive a refund.
  • 'No shows' for a course will forfeit the full registration tuition.
  • Tuition will be refunded in total if a course is cancelled by the Continuing Dental Education Department.
  • A set deadline is required for certain courses; no registrations or cancellations are accepted after the course's set deadline. Please see course listings for those with specific, set deadlines.
  • Emergencies involving the registrant or immediate family will be taken into consideration on a case-by-case basis.
  • In the event of snow, earthquake or other act of nature, please visit the CDE homepage or call the CDE office and listen to the instructions on the voicemail.

Registering for any continuing education activity or event constitutes acceptance of these terms.


Oregon Health & Science University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Registration open through 7/1/2019 8:59 AM EST


$4,690 per participant

Target Audience

This course is designed for Hygienists

Continuing Education

Lecture: Hours - 18
Participation: Hours - 51


OHSU School of Dentistry CLSB Building 12th Floor Room 12N131

2730 SW Moody Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Click here for directions

Contact Information

Contact the Continuing Dental Education Department for more information:

  • Schnitzer Lot: $10 a day or go online the day before and purchase a ticket for $8.

Schnitzer Lot is free on Saturday and Sunday

Buy online (discount)

  • Collaborative Life Sciences Garage: $22 a day

Buy onsite 24/7

Map of the OHSU South Waterfront

Public Transportation


Portland's streetcar stops at the corner of S.W. Moody and S.W. Meade, which is across the street and just south of the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. Patients and visitors may ride a TriMet bus downtown and transfer to the Portland streetcar. The closest streetcar stop to the downtown transit mall is at S.W. 5th and Market. The streetcar accommodates bikes and wheelchairs.
Streetcar schedules and fare information

MAX and Bus

The South Waterfront/SW Moody Ave. Station on the MAX Orange Line is located right outside the Collaborative Life Sciences Building. MAX Orange Line trains run every 15 minutes most of the day, and can accommodate bikes and wheelchairs.There are also a number of bus routes that serve the South Waterfront.

Tri-Met's website

Portland Aerial Tram


The aerial tram connects the south waterfront district to the OHSU Marquam Hill Campus. Patients and their families who have vouchers from their OHSU clinics are able to ride the tram at no cost.

Local Eateries

Restaurants within walking distance of the school:

  • Cha Cha Cha Taqueria
  • Elephants Delicatessen (located inside building)
  • Starbucks (located inside building)
  • The Gantry Food Pod at Zidell Yards


  • Speaker has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the OHSU Dental School Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.