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 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.