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Enhanced CPD Course

Impression Care and Disinfection

  • Online Learning
  • Multi-choice quiz



CPD Topics covered

  • Disinfection and Decontamination

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to teach the learner:

  • Why effective disinfection practices are needed before and after taking a dental impression, and which steps or practices ought to be used.
  • Proper storage and preparation techniques that are to be used when impressions are being sent to an off-site laboratory.
  • How to properly disinfect a prosthesis that has been returned to the practice from a laboratory.
  • An understanding of different impression materials and how they can become contaminated if stored or handled improperly.
  • How to utilise tracking systems to monitor if and when an impression or prosthesis has been disinfected.

Anticipated Outcomes

Following the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List five pathogens that can survive on surfaces for over a month; and two pathogens that can survive on a surface for up to one week.
  • Explain the two different types of disinfection, including the benefits or disadvantages of each method.
  • Differentiate between disposable and reusable impression trays.
  • Describe the full process of disinfection, outlining the key stages.
  • Name two medical emergencies that could occur when a dental impression is being taken.
  • List three types of PPE that should be worn when preparing materials or disinfecting impressions.
Target Audience
  1. Practice Manager
  2. Dental Nurse
  3. Dental Technician
  4. Dental Therapist
  5. Dentist
  6. Receptionist
  7. Trainee
  8. Clinical Dental Technician
  9. DCP
  10. Dental Hygienist
  11. Orthodontic Therapist
High Level Learning Outcomes
  1. C – Maintenance in Field of Practice
Regulatory Standards
  1. SAFE
QCF Level
Level 3
  1. None

About the Instructor

Sharon Boyd

Verified Instructor


Amberton University, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Science, Human Relations and Business


Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX

Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX — Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


  • 2001 - Associate of Applied Science, Dental Hygiene


Santiago Oliver Chamorro

22nd Aug 2018

Clear and concise exposure of the relevance for the right treatment of the impressions
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