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Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

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Impression Taking

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Impression Taking

This Course at a Glance

  • Maintain registration to the General Dental Council
  • Learn how to safely take dental impressions
  • Achieve 3 verifiable CPD hours
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Flexible study
  • No exams
 

About Your CPD Course

To develop your dental nursing career, you can undertake specialist courses that enable you to take on additional responsibilities and expand your overall skillset. The Impression Taking for Dental Nurses course is a verifiable course that adheres to CPD requirements.
 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement in which dental nurses need to complete at least 150 hours of CPD every five years. While it is necessary to complete CPD hours to maintain registration with the General Dental Council (GDC), it is also beneficial for career progression.
 
By studying the Impression Taking for Dental Nurses CPD course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification that will allow you to take impressions of patients to the prescription of a dentist.
 
Throughout the online course, you will learn theoretical knowledge, as well as skills and techniques related to dental impression taking. From restorative dentistry procedures to cross infection control, you will cover everything you need to know.
 
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify suitable impression materials that can be used for restorative procedures, as well as safely take dental impressions under the prescription of a dentist.
 
You will also confidently be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of restorative procedures, extending your role as a dental professional.
 

Getting Started

With the course being taught online, you will have the flexibility to study at your own pace and around your existing commitments. learndirect is the UK’s leading online learning provider, helping more than 4 million students achieve their desired qualifications. 
 
By studying on this platform, you will have access to live online interactive learning materials through our student portal, which can be accessed as soon as you enrol. Upon completion of the course, you will have recorded 3 verifiable CPD hours.
 

Next Course Date:

28th May2022, 10.00am – 1.00pm via Zoom
The course will provide you with essential knowledge and skills that you will be able to demonstrate in your professional setting. The learning outcomes include:
  • How to identify dental impression materials and trays, as well as demonstrate clinical patient management
  • An understanding of restorative dentistry procedures, cross infection control and the handling of dental impressions
  • How to perform various impression techniques and how to identify impression errors

You must be a registered dental care professional on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on to our Impression Taking for Dental Nurses CPD course. To get started, you will need your GDC number.

 

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

GDC registered Dental Nurses can take dental impressions under the prescription of a Dentist when they have had sufficient training to do so.
A positive attitude is essential for Dental Nurses as they have more influence over the experience in the dental practice than you might think. For one, the Dental Nurses attitude will directly affect the patient experience. Being positive and welcoming will help encourage return visits to the practice and help them through procedures they may be nervous about. Positive Dental Nurses also help bring harmony to the practice. In addition to being positive, the ideal Dental Nurse will also be calm, understanding, patient and caring. They also need to work well under pressure.
Yes, GDC registered Dental Nurses can study a nationally recognised post-registration qualification that enables them to take radiographs unsupervised.
No, besides a Dentist, only a registered Clinical Dental Technician who holds the qualification Dip CDT RCS (Eng) can take impressions.
Dentists and Clinical Dental Technicians work with three main types of dental impressions. These include: Preliminary impressions - Accurate reproductions of a patient's mouth that help diagnose and document dental arches, as well as act as a visual aid for education, Final impressions – Details the exact tooth structures and surrounding tissues and is used to create casts and dies. Dental Laboratory Technicians also use them to create bridges, crowns, dentures and other dental restorations, Bite registrations – Used to document the occlusal relationship between arches, an essential step when establishing the articulation of maxillary and mandibular casts
Digital dental impressions remove the need for the impression tray and liquid material. Instead, lasers and various optical scanning devices perform a virtual scan that maps out the layout of your teeth in the mouth. After which digital technology is used to create clear dental images on a computer. Resulting in a much more pleasant experience for the dental patient.

Impression Taking

This Course at a Glance

  • Maintain registration to the General Dental Council
  • Learn how to safely take dental impressions
  • Achieve 3 verifiable CPD hours
  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Flexible study
  • No exams
 

About Your CPD Course

To develop your dental nursing career, you can undertake specialist courses that enable you to take on additional responsibilities and expand your overall skillset. The Impression Taking for Dental Nurses course is a verifiable course that adheres to CPD requirements.
 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a mandatory requirement in which dental nurses need to complete at least 150 hours of CPD every five years. While it is necessary to complete CPD hours to maintain registration with the General Dental Council (GDC), it is also beneficial for career progression.
 
By studying the Impression Taking for Dental Nurses CPD course, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification that will allow you to take impressions of patients to the prescription of a dentist.
 
Throughout the online course, you will learn theoretical knowledge, as well as skills and techniques related to dental impression taking. From restorative dentistry procedures to cross infection control, you will cover everything you need to know.
 
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to identify suitable impression materials that can be used for restorative procedures, as well as safely take dental impressions under the prescription of a dentist.
 
You will also confidently be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of restorative procedures, extending your role as a dental professional.
 

Getting Started

With the course being taught online, you will have the flexibility to study at your own pace and around your existing commitments. learndirect is the UK’s leading online learning provider, helping more than 4 million students achieve their desired qualifications. 
 
By studying on this platform, you will have access to live online interactive learning materials through our student portal, which can be accessed as soon as you enrol. Upon completion of the course, you will have recorded 3 verifiable CPD hours.
 

Next Course Date:

28th May2022, 10.00am – 1.00pm via Zoom

Modules

The course will provide you with essential knowledge and skills that you will be able to demonstrate in your professional setting. The learning outcomes include:
  • How to identify dental impression materials and trays, as well as demonstrate clinical patient management
  • An understanding of restorative dentistry procedures, cross infection control and the handling of dental impressions
  • How to perform various impression techniques and how to identify impression errors

Requirements

You must be a registered dental care professional on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on to our Impression Taking for Dental Nurses CPD course. To get started, you will need your GDC number.

 

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

GDC registered Dental Nurses can take dental impressions under the prescription of a Dentist when they have had sufficient training to do so.
A positive attitude is essential for Dental Nurses as they have more influence over the experience in the dental practice than you might think. For one, the Dental Nurses attitude will directly affect the patient experience. Being positive and welcoming will help encourage return visits to the practice and help them through procedures they may be nervous about. Positive Dental Nurses also help bring harmony to the practice. In addition to being positive, the ideal Dental Nurse will also be calm, understanding, patient and caring. They also need to work well under pressure.
Yes, GDC registered Dental Nurses can study a nationally recognised post-registration qualification that enables them to take radiographs unsupervised.
No, besides a Dentist, only a registered Clinical Dental Technician who holds the qualification Dip CDT RCS (Eng) can take impressions.
Dentists and Clinical Dental Technicians work with three main types of dental impressions. These include: Preliminary impressions - Accurate reproductions of a patient's mouth that help diagnose and document dental arches, as well as act as a visual aid for education, Final impressions – Details the exact tooth structures and surrounding tissues and is used to create casts and dies. Dental Laboratory Technicians also use them to create bridges, crowns, dentures and other dental restorations, Bite registrations – Used to document the occlusal relationship between arches, an essential step when establishing the articulation of maxillary and mandibular casts
Digital dental impressions remove the need for the impression tray and liquid material. Instead, lasers and various optical scanning devices perform a virtual scan that maps out the layout of your teeth in the mouth. After which digital technology is used to create clear dental images on a computer. Resulting in a much more pleasant experience for the dental patient.

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