Impression-Taking – Beginners Course

  2 November 2019  150.00 inc. VAT
 09:30 am - 16:30 pm Classroom

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impression taking beginners 2017Hundreds 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;
  • Retainers;
  • Dentures;
  • 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:

  • GDC-registered;
  • 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.
  • Course booklet.
  • Nationwide availability.
  • Eight hours of Verifiable CPD.
  • Certificate of Competence awarded upon successful completion.

Learning Objectives

GDC Development Outcomes: A, B, C, D.

One-day course:

  • 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 london tutorYvonne 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


impression taking tutor RHRachel 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 


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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) 

Competency Training: Impression-Taking, Fluoride Varnish Application


 Course dates

Saturday 2 November 2019 Ricoh Arena* Coventry  Directions - Available.

* Free parking available


Discounts must be requested before payment is made. We do not automatically apply discounts.

Please note that discounts are applied to the VAT-exclusive fee: £125.00.

Multiple applicant discounts

  • Two applicants: 5% discount
  • Three applicants: 10% discount
  • Four or more applicants: 15% discount

Please apply by telephone or use the print application form here. DNN will send you an invoice.

Henry Schein customers

Henry Schein customers can claim an additional 10% off.

Please enrol by telephone and quote your Henry Schein account number or use the print application form here. DNN will send you an invoice.

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