Impression Taking Course

1 Day Attendance - Plus Record of Experience

£100

Next Course Dates

Manchester - 

June 26, 2021

Liverpool - 

Blackburn - 

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 one day tutor led course, set in both a classroom and clinical environment. The course provides 15 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 selectionCourse Objectives

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.

We offer a 10% discount, for each additional candidate, with a FREE place offered to the 5th candidate, when 4 or more places are booked.

Should you require any further information, wish to check availability or reserve a place on one of our courses;

Please contact Nickie Thompson – Program Director on Tel : 07825 212 168 or nickie.thompson@smartdentalacademy.co.uk

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

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