Hundreds of nurses have trained in impression-taking with Dental Nurse Network. The impression-taking for beginners course is suited to registered dental 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 both in private settings and in the National Health Service.
You will learn how to take impressions for the following applications:
- Study models;
- Orthodontic appliances;
- Bleaching trays;
- Mouth guards.
The course includes:
- A one-day workshop;
- An impression-taking booklet;
- A Record of Experience portfolio
Record of Experience (ROE) portfolio:
To complete your Record of Experience, you will need to work under the supervision of a dentist or clinical dental technician who is willing to sign and write comments. You have up to six months to complete your portfolio. On completion, scan/e-mail or post a copy to Dental Nurse Network. Assessing the portfolio may take up to twenty-one working days. If the assessor does not grant a pass mark, you will be given feedback and instructions to take more impressions under supervision.