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:
The course includes:
A one-day workshop;
An impression-taking booklet;
A Record of Competence (ROC) portfolio.
Record of Competence (ROC) portfolio:
You are expected to complete a minimum of twelve log sheets (twelve patients), including a minimum of twenty-four individual impressions (twelve upper and twelve lower.)
We do not specify patient groups. i.e children, adults.
You have a maximum of three months to complete your Record of Competence.
The role of the supervisor:
Your supervisor should be:
Qualiﬁed/trained in impression-taking;
Willing to guide you through your practical training;
Able to comment on and sign your portfolio.
Practical hands-on training.
Complete half of your record of competence on the day of training.
Eight hours of Verifiable CPD.
Certificate of Competence awarded upon successful completion.
GDC Development Outcomes: A, B, C, D.
Describe patient care and communication throughout procedure.
Demonstrate knowledge of GDC Standards.
Describe health & safety aspects of impression-taking.
Demonstrate knowledge of impression materials.
Demonstrate correct tray selection.
Discuss methods for managing anxious patients.
Describe anatomical features that should be present on a dental impression.
Demonstrate confidence to take impressions.
Demonstrate ability to grade, reflect upon impressions and improve impression-taking technique.
Record of Competence:
Demonstrate an understanding of the reflective model.
Demonstrate consistent improvement throughout course.
Demonstrate competency to take impressions unsupervised under the prescription of a dentist.
Yvonne Ward RDN, Dip Orth. Therapy
Registered Orthodontic Therapist: 195285
Qualifications: Dip Orth. Therapy, National Certificate Dental Nursing, Level 4 Award Teaching, Dental Radiography (BDA)
Competency Training: Impression-Taking, Dental Photography, Plaque Indices, Shade-taking, Pouring and casting models, Fabricating retainers and whitening trays
Rachel Hughes RDN
Registered Dental Nurse: 156989
Qualifications: National Certificate Dental Nursing, Level 4 Award Teaching, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Oral Health Education (BDA), Dental Radiography (BDA)
Competency Training: Impression-Taking
Emma Leather RDN
Registered Dental Nurse: 148732
Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing, Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Oral Health Education (BDA)