Alginate Impressions

Alginate Impressions
This lecture is designed for Dental Assistants, however the entire Dental Team is welcome to participate. The Dental Team includes Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists, Practice Managers and Dental Assistants.

Course Overview

This course will equip dental assistants with the skills to confidently take alginate dental impressions when directed in the clinical environment. It is aimed at providing dental assistants with additional knowledge and skills when taking preliminary alginate impressions, focussing on improving techniques and clinical outcomes. 

The course will begin with a lecture-based session before applying this theory through hands-on exercises with other participants in the course. The topics covered are:

  • Material properties and handling
  • Clinical technique


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of different impression taking materials 
  • Select the appropriate impression tray tailored to the patient
  • Identify common impression taking errors and implement procedures to avoid them 
  • Discuss methods to manage an anxious patient 
  • Consistently take upper and lower alginate impressions 
  • Assess the quality of impressions by noting anatomical features that should be present 

Presenter biography

Professor Ian Meyers OAM

Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner in Brisbane, Australia, and an honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Professor Meyers has over thirty five years of combined experience in dental research and education, and with clinical dentistry in private practice, university clinics and hospital based dental clinics. He is a Fellow and Board Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and of the International College of Dentists, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has served on numerous ADA national committees and is a long standing member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australian Dental Journal.  In 2017 he received the Order of Australia Medal for services to dentistry, to professional associations, and to tertiary education.

Professor Meyers has extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, and has a special interest in diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dental materials, fibre-reinforced composites, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.


Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $330
ADAQ Member Dental Team* - $330
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $220
Non-Member Dentist - $440
Non-Member Dental Team* - $440

*Dental Team includes all Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Practice Managers.


CPD Points

5.5 Scientific hours

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6/12/2021 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26 - 28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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