Completed at your own pace (course duration a maximum of 12 months from acceptance)
Qualified dental nurse
Medical emergency training with last 12 months
Supportive employer (signature required)
These items will be checked before acceptance on to the course.
Presentations with voiceover
GDC scope of practice, professionalism, ethics, confidentiality, complaints and consent.
Discussion about ‘Delivering Better Oral Health’ and the scientific evidence around the benefits of fluoride application.
Working to a prescription.
The caries process and the role of fluoride in its prevention.
Knowledge of contraindications to topical fluoride application & dosages/toxicity.
Pre application assessment – to include consent, common soft tissue lesions, appearance of caries.
X-infection control – setting up the environment.
Seating position for dental treatment.
Equipment and materials to use dispensing topical fluoride
Welcoming the patient.
Pre application assessment.
Moisture control and application of topical fluoride.
Cleaning down the surgery.
If you are interested you can Download an Application Form or e-mail us for further details.
Videos of Practical Element
Online presentations with voiceover including course content (see below) and videos of practical element of fluoride application.
At least 10 practical applications of topical fluoride, including at least 5 on children. These must be recorded online with reflective element. Signed off by supporting clinician.
Short answer questions and MCQs for assessment of knowledge.
Video of applicant performing an application of topical fluoride.
Certification will be awarded when satisfactory completion of the 10 application logbook, online short answer and MCQs, and video of application (reviewed by consultant in Dental Public Health) has been achieved.
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