This course provides the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills needed for dental nurses to competently apply topical fluoride to adult and child patients, from a prescription of a dentist or as part of a community project. Participants attend 1 day of training, complete online modules via our DTEC Virtual Learning Environment, and complete a portfolio of evidence.
Comment from a previous candidate: “Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it to my colleagues. The Teaching Team at King’s is excellent”.
This course will cover:
- Introduction to Clinical Patient Management
- Oral disease
- Preventative dentistry
- Topical fluoride.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- be competent in the safe selection and dosage of topical fluoride and have the knowledge of how to deal with an acute overdose of fluoride vanish
- be familiar with the aetiology of dental disease and the principles of prevention
- demonstrate competency in safely applying fluoride through completion of a portfolio of experience
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding through set assignments.
To be accepted onto the course, you must have:
- your own GDC Registration Number
- self motivation
- time to complete a portfolio of experience
- a supportive employer and supervising dentist who can act as a witness for you
- access to adults and children requiring topical fluoride application
- access to a PC, the internet and Microsoft Word.
Before enrolling onto the course, you must have access to:
- 7 adult patients
- 7 child/young adult patients
- Up to date Basic Life Support Certificate and evidence of CPD.
Particpants are assessed via:
- online modules
- a complete portfolio of experience
How to apply
- Download and complete the application form
- Pay online (full payment or course deposit) or provide company PO
- Submit the completed application and your confirmation of payment. This can be posted, or emailed to kch-tr.DentalTeamEducationCentre@nhs.net. Please send all documentation using the same method.
- You will receive a confirmation email up to 3 working days from submission.