Impression Taking Course

1/2 Day Attendance - Plus Record of Experience

Course Locations:

Manchester - Trafford M32

Blackburn - LA Southworth BB1

Available Dates

Course Overview

This course is aimed at GDC registered dental professionals, that wish to enhance their knowledge and develop skills, to enable them to take impressions under the prescription of a registered dentist or clinical dental technician. Smart Dental Academy will provide the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required, in order for them to do so.

Role Requirements

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Course Components

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Course Description

This is a half day tutor led course, set in both a classroom and clinical environment. The course provides 12 hours of verifiable CPD. Our Manchester and Blackburn training facilities are set within dental practices, therefore, affording the candidates the opportunity of hands on experience, taking impressions on the day. We also offer “in house” training, for 5 or more candidates.

Students will be required to take a minimum of 10 impressions, under the supervision of a registered dental professional and will be required to complete a Record of Experience, over a period of 3 months. Candidates are required to grade their impressions and reflect on the grading given. Their competency must be agreed by a suitably qualified dental professional. Evidence must be submitted to the tutor for evaluation, prior to certification.

Candidates will then be able to take the following impressions, leaving the clinician valuable time for other treatment.

• Study models

• Orthodontic appliances

• Retainers• Dentures

• Whitening trays

• Mouth guards

Course aim:

The course meets the GDC development outcomes A, C and D and affords 15 hours verifiable CPD. The course provides dental nurses with the theoretical knowledge and teaches practical skills to take alginate impressions for a range of patients, under the prescription of a dentist.

Course Content:

• Introduction to Clinical Patient Management

• Impression Materials

• Tray selection

Following completion of the course candidates will:-

• Have a knowledge of impression materials used within a surgery setting

• Select and prepare the correct sized impression tray

• Correctly mix alginate and load impression trays

• Read and Record patient records accurately

• Understand the steps required to taking a good impression

• Demonstrate up to date knowledge of cross infection

• Competently carry out impressions on a range of patients

• Inspect, reflect and identify faults on impressions

• Safely decontaminate and store impressions

• Complete a portfolio of experience in order to gain a certificate of competency

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enrol on the course candidates must be:

GDC registered

Employed and have suitable Professional Indemnity Insurance

There must be a registered dental professional able and willing to supervise them

Booking and Payment

The cost of the course including certification is £100. You will receive a 10% discount, for each additional candidate, with a FREE place offered to the 5th candidate, when 4 or more places are booked.

Smart Dental Care staff members are entitled to a 20% discount -Smart Dental Academy Partner practices (external apprentice placements) are entitled to a 10% discount - Please contact Nickie Thompson directly for discount code.

Should you require any further information or wish to check future course dates please contact:

Nickie Thompson – Program Director - nickie.thompson@smartdentalacademy.co.uk

Full payment will be required in advance of the course start date.

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