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If you're looking to further your skills as a dental nurse and would like to learn the practical skills needed to confidently take dental impressions, then this course is for you. Aimed at dental care professionals who want to learn and develop skills in this area, this is a tutor-led course consisting of a mix of classroom-based theoretical learning and practice-based practical learning. Upon completion students will receive a practical experience portfolio certification which counts towards verified continued professional development.


The Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide key training which enables dental nurses to competently undertake impressions across a wide range of applications including:


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Upon course completion students will be able to safely take dental impressions under the supervision of the dentist. In addition they'll be able to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the materials used in the impression taking process; and demonstrate the use of, and requirement for dental impressions through set assignments. The course is open to all GDC registered dental nurses who are currently employed within a dental practice. They must also have access to adults and children who require impressions; and have agreed support from a qualified dental professional.


So what does the course cover?

This impression taking certification covers areas pertaining to impressions and impression taking. These include topics such as:


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tick.png Examining the use of dental materials used in impression taking

tick.png Understanding the cases and reasons why dental impressions are taken

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tick.png Understanding how to prepare the mouth for an impression

tick.png How to select and prepare the correct impression tray

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Course Duration

The course is split between classroom and practice environment and while the theoretical classroom sessions are delivered over several short sessions, students have between 4 -6 months to complete their practical experience portfolio. In order to achieve this, students must take an agreed amount of impressions from a mix of child patients, adult patients, and study models, all of which must be supervised and signed off by their supporting dentist/mentor. 


What might students expect in the future?

It's possible that with this qualification, a dental nurse who is able to take impressions will be more in demand. Often this means working in the private sector where they can command more money. However even if this isn't the case, dental nurses can expect a greater variety in their working day with more focus on patient-centred tasks.


So why choose us?

There are a number of suppliers providing impression taking courses for dental nurses so why choose the Dental Nursing Academy?

All our courses are designed by people who have worked or are currently working within the industry. Our highly experienced team consist of a number of dental hygienists, orthodontic therapists, dental nurses, and dentists who collectively have over 25 years of industry experience. We pride ourselves on our teaching ability and our help and support means that we have established pass rates in excess of 90% on the vast majority of courses we offer.


By providing a sound grounding in the theoretical knowledge of dental impression taking we give our students the confidence to develop their skills further through chair side practical applications and ongoing case study work.


What's more, with our flexible payment plans and flexible learning we ensure the courses we offer are the perfect fit for you. So no more worrying about whether you can afford your ongoing professional development. With the Dental Nursing Academy, students know that we have their best interests at heart.


If you're a GDC registered dental nurse and are considering impression taking as part of your ongoing continual professional development, then get in touch today. We make it easy for you to learn how you want and when you want, so contact us on 020 3875 0569 or email us at Alternatively simply fill out the form under 'enrol' on the website, it really couldn't be easier!