Advanced Certificate in Impression Taking including Intra Oral Scanning

This course, worth 30 hours of verifiable CPD, will demonstrate your ability to grade and reflect upon your impression technique and demonstrate competence to take impressions unsupervised under prescription.

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Learn about the Cavity Training Impression Taking Course

The course is suited to nurses who aspire to treat patients directly and to take impressions or scan for impressions under the prescription of a registered dentist or clinical dental technician.

To enrol, you must be GDC-registered, work in surgery and hold indemnity insurance. (extended duties) You will need a GDC registered dental professional able and willing to supervise you.

You also need to complete an Anaphylaxis Awareness course – we offer a free CPD course for this.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the course?

The course duration is 2 to 6 months.

When are the classes held?

You will attend a live webinar class for two Saturday mornings.

Is there an exam at the end?

There is no exam at the end, you need to successfully complete 24 assessments with your practice mentor and a complete a 500 word dissertation.

What qualifications do I need to start the course?

Preferable English and Maths level 4 and above, you must also be GDC registered.

What opportunities for progression is there?

This qualification allows candidates to further progress onto various post registration qualifications or career opportunities, such as:

  • The Certificates in Orthodontic Nursing
  • Extending a career in prosthetics.
  • Training as a Lab Technician

Course Dates

  • 3rd - 17th August 2024
    9:30am - 1:30pm
  • 7th - 21st September 2024
    9:30am - 1:30pm


£180.00 per person (inc. VAT)

Please choose from one of the course dates above. Each course is 2 days. The dates above indicate the 2 days of the course.

Meet your trainer

Meet your dedicated and experienced Learning and Skills Tutor, Emma Johnson.  You’re in very capable hands. She’s here to guide you through this learning journey. So, let’s get started. Your tutor can’t wait to meet you!

Emma Johnson

After qualifying as a dental nurse in 2018, Emma trained in Oral surgery at the LDI, in addition to post reg courses such as fluoride application and impression taking and almost went on to train as a dentist until she discovered all the amazing opportunities with Cavity.

Since joining the Cavity team in late 2018 as a locum nurse, she has become a fit tester, assessor, and tutor, has enjoyed the opportunity to work with the Dental Maverick’s team in Morocco as part of the Cavity charity support initiative and even prison work. ‘The Company has given me a real passion to share my skills’.

In her down time Emma and her dog Beau enjoy walking, Rugby Union and a cuddle on sofa in front of a great movie.


We found Cavity to be amazing help. They listen to your needs and go above and beyond to get you the trainee that you need.

I did my course years ago. It was classroom based one night per week. I think I would prefer to be more ‘hands on’ like it is now. Cavity really are a great company to work for. I truly believe that there expertise will ensure the next generation are amazing!

I did mine over an apprenticeship but the company my employer used wasn’t great and I didn’t get much support. Although I passed I can only imagine the length that Cavity have gone to to ensure that the students feel supported. As an employee, its super!