NORO46 Fluoride Application and Disease Prevention 
29 February 2024 - 14 March 2024 


The course contains 2 formative assessments and an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) to ensure a ‘safe beginner’ level is reached. 

Important Information

Applicants must be GDC registered.

Attendance at both sessions are mandatory.

The practical skills for this competency will be achieved through the support, training, advice, and observation from a GDC registered Dentist or Hygiene Therapist who will act as the Dental Nurse work-based clinical supervisor.

Day 1 - Thursday 29th February 2024, 09:30-16:30

Day 2 - Thursday 14th March 2024, 09:30-16:30

Speaker biography

Julia Armstrong; Julia is lead tutor in Workforce, Training & Education Directorate at NHS England and is Programme Lead for Oral Health Practitioners at Leeds Dental School. She supports dental practices in Foundation Training and is a subject matter expert with the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses.


To provide theoretical knowledge and the practical skills required for the dental nurse to competently measure and record plaque indices and apply topical fluoride to children and adult patients on the prescription from a dentist.

During the session the course provider will:

  • Discuss the purpose of recording plaque to meet disease risk assessment and establish patient pathways for prevention.
  • Explain the aetiology and nature of dental caries and describe the mechanisms of fluoride in caries prevention Describe the process and procedure of safely applying topical fluoride varnish.
  • Identify and use current guidance documents to support patients in disease prevention

Learning outcomes:

Following the session delegates will be able to: 

  • Dental nurses will be able to apply learning to clinical competencies; applying fluoride varnish to the prescription of a dentist, measuring and recording plaque indices, and deliver key oral health messages to patients to support disease prevention

GDC Development Outcomes - ABCD


Speakers: Julia Armstrong and Joanne Ward 

£40 Dental Nurses & DCPs

Bob Champion Research and Education Building, Research Park, Rosalind Franklin Rd, Norwich NR4 7UQ

course administrator contact sophie.hudson@nnuh.nhs.uk

12 hour(s)

Total Places:

Available Places:
5 Waiting list places available

Date:  Start Time:  End Time:  Venue/Room:  Address:  Site URL: 
29 Feb 24 09:00 AM 04:00 PM Bob Champion Research and Educational Building Norwich Research Park, Rosalind Franklin Road, Colney, Norwich Link
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