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Dental Impressions

Dental Assisting > COMING SOON
DA - Coming Soon
This module provides knowledge on how to prepare for and take dental impressions.

Dental impressions are taken to replicate the form of teeth and other oral structures of the mouth. It is important for the dental assistant to be proficient in taking dental impressions, as they will be executing this task often in the dental office. This module provides knowledge on how to prepare for and take alginate and digital impressions. You will learn how to take maxillary and mandibular alginate impressions, as well as the proper techniques for taking digital impressions. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers clinical scenarios that test your ability to take a dental impression. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident.


You'll learn 

  • the steps for how mix alginate
  • the steps for how to take a mandibular and maxillary impression
  • the different types of impression trays
  • the techniques for evaluating impressions
  • how to apply proper techniques for digital impressions
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)

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