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Impression taking

Certificate in Impression taking for Dental Nurses

Impression taking course is increasingly becoming popular which enables registered dental nurses to acquire additional skills. The GDC Scope of Dental Professionals allows dental nurses to take impressions under the prescription of a dentist. We, at Profession Focus, make you more confident and competent with extended support which we have been delivering in running NEBDN courses for the past few years.

After completing the course you will be competent in taking impression for the following

  • Study Models for Orthodontic Appliances including retainers.
  • Dentures.
  • Bleaching Trays and mouth Guards

You learn various aspects complying with the GDC standards. These include

  • Health and safety issues
  • Cross infection procedures.
  • Understanding various impression materials.
  • Patient management such as obtaining consent, instructions to patients whilst you take impressions to minimise unpleasant experiences (gag reflex), etc.
  • The Gold standards of impressions for various types of procedures.
  • Half day workshop at the centre.
  • 24 hour access to our online resources.
  • A record of experience portfolio.

In a way it is similar however it is paper based where you will guided in the class how to complete this. Your dentist or clinical dental technician should be your witness or mentor with an access to at least 10 patients (6 dentate patients, 2 edentulous patients, 2 child patients) for impression taking.

You must complete the course in 5-6 months time.

  • Certificate of attendance for those who do not want to finish the ROE. Attracts 8 hours of verifiable CPD.
  • Certificate of Competence who finishes ROE. Attracts 18 hours of verifiable CPD.
  • You must be registered with the General Dental Council.
  • Supporting witness or mentor.