Impression taking for Dental Nurses

Impression taking for Dental Nurses

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Impression taking for Dental Nurses

Extended Duties Dental Nursing Certificate

Dr Begonia Marti, Prosthodontist will teach the importance of excellent impression taking, and together with hands-on practical experience, the best way to achieve this. This theory-led, fun and informative practical workshop will give confidence when taking impressions in the surgery and benefit chairside nursing skills. Alginate is the easiest impression material to perfect your impression taking technique. Susan believes that once confident you will be able to explore more advanced techniques using different materials

Included in this course will be the compulsory topics of:

• Health and Safety • Cross Infection Control• Impression materials• Cross Infection Control• Impression Prescriptions• Anatomy and Physiology •Portfolio Building.

After completion of the course you will be required with the guidance of your supervising dentist to build a portfolio of 8 patients to show your competence. Once verified, you will be awarded your certificate of competency in dental impression taking. You will then be able to take impressions independently, on prescription of a dentist.

Impression taking for Dental Nurses

The minimum age requirement for this course is 18 years. 

Students must have:

  • GDC registration 
  • Professional indemnity certificate. 
  • Students must have access to consenting patients to allow them to take impressions and build their portfolio. 
  • They must have written confirmation from a supervising dentist that they take responsibility for overseeing the students training in the workplace 
  • Written confirmation that they are able to attend the training course as required so that they receive instruction in the theoretical knowledge necessary to assist with Impression techniques competently.
  • be self-motivated
  • Excellent level of English. You must be able to read, write and understand English fluently. Students may be asked to sit an entry test. The results of this will determine your progression through the course

Attendance at the specified workshop day at the DT Academy is essential.


You will need a computer with internet access to study this course as the study material and activities are accessible via a web browser.

We recommend the following:

Windows desktop or laptop running Windows 7 or later

Macintosh desktop or laptop running OSX 10.7 or later

modern Linux desktop or laptop

A netbook or tablet or any other device that supports one of the browsers below

We recommend a minimum 1 Mbps internet connection

Internet Explorer 9 and above

Apple Safari 7 and above

Google Chrome 31 and above

Mozilla Firefox 31 and above


Impression taking for Dental Nurses


Friday 24th March 2023     1:45pm -5:30pm 

Wednesday 27th September 23     1:45pm -5:30pm

Course Dates

29 March 2019

Impression taking for Dental Nurses


You will have a tutor allocated to you who will help you with the study material and mark and comment on your written work. You can ask your tutor for help and guidance.

Learning will take place across a blend of media.


You will be expected to submit your work online through our dedicated student learning hub .

Assessment is an essential part of this course learning and you are expected to meet all agreed course deadlines.

Course materials are available to cover the essential aspects for this course. Independent research is essential to optimise your understanding and learning.

Impression taking for Dental Nurses

  • This course has helped me become confident in taking impressions on patients. It is great to be more ‘hands-on’ with patients and I like that I am able to support the dental team even more so with this extended duty.” E Anastasi
  • The best bit about the course was the practical skills. It was spot on, good experience. Thank you. Catherine
  • Susans lecture was very informative and engaging. It was a great day. Thank you. Olivia

Impression taking for Dental Nurses


£95.00 (payable on booking)

EDND Impression Taking Part 1 Course Fee: £295.00

Deposit of £95.00 payable on booking.

Remaining course fee payable thereafter.


All course material and learning days are included if relevant.


Functional skills test tuition if required.


A non-refundable deposit will secure your course place.

For the remainder of the course fee payment will be due in full

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