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Continuing Education

DHSE555 - Taking Preliminary Impressions for Diagnostic Casts

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Course Overview

Delve into theoretical and clinical skills necessary to take preliminary impressions for diagnostic casts. Explain principles of impression and bite registration materials, including equipment and supplies necessary to perform the tasks. Identify the preparation required for the patient, the sequence of obtaining a set of diagnostic preliminary impressions, and sequence of obtaining a bite registration.

The skills gained will enable you to perform a full diagnostic cast. You are required to complete an online component prior to the 16 hours of clinical practice.

Entrance requirements: Proof of current registration with the appropriate regulatory body or confirmation of attempted Clinical Practical Evaluation with the National Dental Assisting Examining Board (NDAEB).

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Section Start/End Schedule
E01 Apr. 18 - Apr. 19, 2020 Sat, Sun
Hours Delivery Fees
22 hours Day, Weekend $650
Meeting Times:
  • Apr. 18 & 19 - Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:50 PM

Online component to be completed prior to the in-class dates (access provided one month in advance). Course enrollment closes one week before to class start date.

*Day delivery ranges between 8 AM - 5 PM.
**Evening delivery ranges between 5 PM - 10 PM.