Fluoride Varnish: Making Prevention work in Practice (MPWIP) (NW190123B)

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SubjectPreventive Dentistry
DescriptionThe need for greater awareness and capability in preventive activity by clinical teams was supported by the production of Delivering Better Oral Health. In response to this need, PCC has developed a course that aims to provide dental care professionals with additional skills in practice-based prevention and the application of fluoride varnish
Additional information

Please complete the Application form and return to Kathryn.fleming@gmmh.nhs.uk

To book your place on this course please contact the booking line on 0161 665 5882

Please note revision session on 5th March will be held at Victoria Mill


Practice-based prevention and the application of Fluoride varnish

Course Overview

This 2½ day course is aimed at providing Registered Dental Nurses with the competencies required to deliver evidence based individual preventive advice to patients and the skills to apply fluoride varnish as appropriate.

All Dental Nurses must have a dentist who will act as a mentor; the mentor must attend the course with the Dental Nurse on Wednesday 30th January 2019 from 1-2pm

Ten case studies will need to be undertaken, two of which will be in-depth. The final assessment will take place at an allocated time TBC on either Wednesday 3rd April 2019 or Thursday 4th April 2019.

Employers must give permission for the dental nurse to attend the course.

VenueWindsor Dental Hulme, Manchester - Greater Manchester  View details
3 SessionsSession 1:   Wed 23 Jan 2019, 09:00 to 16:30
Session 2:   Wed 30 Jan 2019, 09:00 to 16:30
Session 3 Revision Session:   Tue 5 Mar 2019, 13:30 to 16:30
LecturersMiss Vicky Brand & Karen Cashin  View details
Target audienceMandatory: Dental Nurse
Development outcomeA, B, C, D
Course styleWorkshop
Core topic Not a core topic
Catering None
CPD hours0:00

To prepare a Registered Dental Nurse to deliver safe, evidence based advice and to apply fluoride varnish.

  •  State the evidence underpinning oral health advice for the public
  •  Identify the action of fluoride in improving oral health
  •  Demonstrate technical experience in the application of topical fluoride varnish to both children and adults
  •  Reflect on the public health role of the dental team in relation to improving oral health
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you will:

  • Understand a Public Health approach and be competent in the delivery of general prevention as well as competent in the delivery of fluoride varnish.
  • Be able to communicate evidence based preventative messages and understand how they can be applied.
  • use the evidence base and tools provided confidently.
  • Understand the importance of self care for patients and be able to support the to take responsibility to protect, maintain and improve oral health to achieve improved outcomes.