Certificate of Competence Award
The DNN impression-taking course is designed so that any nurse in any part of the UK can complete their competency training. To enrol, you must be GDC-registered, you must be employed and indemnified, and there must be a registered dental professional able and willing to supervise you. The course is suited to nurses who aspire to treat patients directly and to take impressions under the prescription of a registered dentist or clinical dental technician.
The course is suited to nurses working in both private settings and in the National Health Service.
Learn to take impressions (using a variety of impression materials, including alginate and silicone) suitable for the following applications:
- Study models;
- Orthodontic appliances;
- Bleaching trays;
- Mouth guards;
- Short-term orthodontic systems.
How long will it take?
It completely depends on you and your circumstances, including:
- How much time you can dedicate to your online studies (four hours);
- How soon you can complete the portfolio (a minimum of thirty impressions).
- You have a maximum of six months to complete the course.