Impression Taking

Impression Taking Course


Manchester – Saturday 22nd February 2020 – 10:00 – 16:00

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.