Fluoride Varnish Application Course

6 Hours Verifiable CPD | taught by Melanie Joyce

Course description

This 6 hour online course contains 10 modules covering the theory of fluoride varnish application. Delegates watch each module and then answer a series of questions relating to the teaching in order to continue to the next module. Two modules then explain how delegates can test their knowledge with a series of case studies and gain practical experience in their own practice, supervised by a GDC registered dentist using the record of experience. Following completion of the online modules delegates will be asked to complete a course feedback form and will receive a course certificate for 6 hours verifiable CPD.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this online course is to provide dental nurses with the knowledge and skills to be able to advise patients on fluoride use and apply fluoride varnish safely.

By the end of this online course you should be able to:

  • Understand how fluoride works
  • Explain the difference between topical and systemic fluoride
  • List methods of fluoride delivery
  • Discuss health and safety issues related to fluoride
  • State the advice given by the Department of Health in relation to fluoride in the prevention of caries
  • Apply fluoride varnish safely
  • Give post treatment advice following fluoride application
Melanie Joyce
Melanie Joyce
Dental Therapist
Melanie started out as a dental nurse and in more recent years qualified with merit as a dental hygienist and therapist, she also holds qualifications in management and teaching in addition to her dental qualifications. Over her career so far Melanie has been active in the dental industry, doing voluntary work, teaching dental nurses, writing a number of educational and clinical articles for a dental nursing magazine as well as taking the opportunity to be the north east regional co-ordinator for the BADN back in 2007 and now plays a role in the north east region for the BADT