Alginate Impressions

By Mr Stephen Davies and Daniel Watson

As students we learn about the setting reaction, pros and cons and working times of alginate.

We even get a chance to practice mixing it a little before getting let loose on our first patients. I am sure they feel like they have been through the mill after our 7th, 8th and 9th try at getting an acceptable impression for any lab work.

So I teamed up with Mr Stephen Davies for his hints and tips for taking full upper and lower alginate impressions.

I tried this on clinic on Friday and the results were great. I felt much more in control and the impressions were pretty good.

Hope these help.


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Daniel Watson

4th Year BDS – Clinical editor