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This Course is a Live Webinar and will be live-streamed:

8:00 pm ET, 7:00 pm CT, 6:00 pm MT, 5:00 pm AZ, 5:00 pm PT

Impression making has been described as an art that requires capturing the exact dimensions of the preparation, soft tissue, architecture of margins of the preparation, and the relationship of the prepared teeth to the surrounding dentition. Unfortunately, even the most experienced clinician can find impression-making daunting, frustrating, or sometimes difficult to perfect.

This course overviews the materials and techniques needed to master impression making, model trimming, and the best practices for making a custom tray.

After the program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe various impression material types: what, when, and why to use them in various situations for impression success.
  • Understand the various elements of impression materials: viscosity, hydrophilicity, elasticity, tear strength, and dimensional stability.
  • Identify a poor impression: avoiding pulls, tears, and bubbles.
  • Explain various stone types used for dental models.
  • Employ the techniques utilized for model pouring and trimming.

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

Ms. Brinker is a national and international speaker, published author, and practicing dental assistant for over 30 years. She has published over 200 articles regarding Clinical Application and taught thousands of dental assistants across the US and Canada. She has a publication for dental assistants, “From Our Side Of The Chair” ®. In addition, she started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants, the Academy of Chairside Assisting®. Shannon and her team of dental assistant trainers have taught over 60,000 dental assistants in the past six years on the clinical application for the dental assistant. Shannon has an impressive list of awards and accolades, including being recognized as Dentistry Today\'s Top 100 Clinicians.

Course Contact: Angie.Michlig@smilebrands.com

Course Categories: Related to Dental Assisting / Four-Handed Dentistry / Expanded Functions

Provider Approval: (AADH) American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Nationally Recognized (AGD-PACE) Academy of General Dentistry Program approval for Continuing Education

Educational Type: Live

Educational Method: Lecture

Prerequisites :


Sponsor(s) : DDS Dental Lab

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Affiliated and/or Associated with

DDS Labs - Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA is receiving an honorarium for this presentation from DDS Labs

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Date / Time

Wed, Aug 10, 2022: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM CT