Impression Taking

Impression Taking Course


Manchester – Date To Be Confirmed

Blackburn – Date To Be Confirmed


Impression Course

This course is aimed at GDC registered dental professionals, that wish to enhance their knowledge and develop skills, to enable them to take impressions under the prescription of a registered dentist or clinical dental technician. Smart Dental Academy will provide the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required, in order for them to do so.
This is a one day tutor led course, set in both a classroom and clinical environment. The course provides 15 hours of verifiable CPD. Our training facility is equipped with a simulation surgery, to afford the candidates the opportunity of hands on experience, taking impressions on the day. We also offer “in house” training, for 5 or more candidates.
Students will be required to take a minimum of 10 impressions, under the supervision of a registered dental professional and will be required to complete a Record of Experience, over a period of 3 months. Candidates are required to grade their impressions and reflect on the grading given. Their competency must be agreed by a suitably qualified dental professional. Evidence must be submitted to the tutor for evaluation, prior to certification.
• Study models
• Orthodontic appliances
• Retainers
• Dentures
• Whitening trays
• Mouth guards

Course aim

To provide dental nurses with the theoretical knowledge and demonstrate practical skills to take alginate impressions for a range of patients, under the prescription of a dentist including;

• Introduction to Clinical Patient Management

• Impression Materials

• Tray selection


Following completion of the course candidates will:-

• Have a knowledge of impression materials used within a surgery setting

• Select and prepare the correct sized impression tray

• Correctly mix material and load impression trays

• Read and Record patient records accurately

• Understand the steps required to taking a good impression

• Demonstrate up to date knowledge of cross infection

• Competently carry out impressions on a range of patients

• Inspect, reflect and identify faults on impressions

• Safely decontaminate and store impressions

• Complete a portfolio of experience in order to gain a certificate of competency

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to enroll on the course candidates must be:

  • GDC registered
  • Employed and have suitable Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • There must be a registered dental professional able and willing to supervise them

Course Venues

Smart Dental Academy

Navkar House Ground Floor

Unit 5 Ashbrook Office Park

Longstone Road (Off Styal Road)


M22 5LB



Smart Dental Academy

L A Southworth Dental Surgery

21 Richard Terrace




Booking and Payment

The cost of the course including certification is £100.

We offer a 10% discount, for each additional candidate, with a FREE place offered to the 5th candidate, when 4 or more places are booked.

Should you require any further information, wish to check availability or reserve a place on one of our courses; 

Please contact Nickie Thompson – Program Director on Tel : 07825 212 168 or

Full payment will be required in advance of the course start date.