FLUORIDE APPLICATION COURSE
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This course will provide the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills needed in order 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.
What are the objectives of this course?
By the end of the course dental nurses 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 varnish
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
Who is it intended for?
GDC Registered Dental Nurses assisting their dentist in fluoride application
Qualified and GDC Registered
Time to complete a Portfolio of Experience
Supportive employer to supervise
Access to adults requiring topical fluoride application
Access to children requiring topical fluoride application
Certificate of Competence in Fluoride Application.
What marks this course apart?
Learning in small groups with 1:1 attention
Friendly and fun filled environment
Very accessible venue, only 2-3 minutes away from all public transport
What happens after requesting information?
Chat with Course Advisor
Submission of requested document and fee
Do I need to complete some practical tasks ?
Yes, as course incorporates a Portfolio of Competence and therefore nurses must have access to 5 patients aged 4-6 years old, 5 patients aged 7-12 years old and 5 patients aged 13 and above.
Do I get additional CPD hours for portfolio completion?
Yes, satisfactory completion of portfolio of completion gives additional 6 hours of CPD
Is there a time frame for completion of portfolio ?
Yes within one month from the date of course attended.
The course aims to discuss on following aspects –
- Health and Safety and Infection Control
- Medical Emergencies
- Legal and Ethical Issues relating to fluoride Application
- Patient Care and Management
- Oral Disease
- Dental Materials
- Preventive Dentistry
The course also incorporates a Portfolio of Competence and therefore nurses must have access to 5 patients aged 4-6 years old, 5 patients aged 7-12 years old and 5 patients aged 13 and above.