Fluoride Application (DTEC Certificate)

Course date

About the course

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.

Dental Nurses will be required to attend 1 day of training, complete online modules via our DTEC Virtual Learning Environment and complete a portfolio of evidence.

As this is a Blended Learning course, it is essential that you have access to a PC, internet and Microsoft Word.

Comments from previous candidates:

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and would definitely recommend it to my colleagues. The Teaching Team at Kings is excellent".

Suitable for

GDC Registered Dental Nurses

Course objectives

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to Clinical Patient Management
  • Oral Disease
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Topical Fluoride

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 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.
Entry requirements
  • GDC Registration Number
  • Self-Motivation
  • Time to complete a Portfolio of Experience
  • Supportive employer and supervising dentist who can act as a witness for you
  • Access to adults requiring topical fluoride application
  • Access to children requiring topical fluoride application
  • Access to a PC, Internet and Microsoft Word

Please note that Candidates must have access to the following before enrolling on to the course:

  • 7 Adults
  • 7 Children / Young Adults
  • Up to date Basic Life Support Certificate & evidence of CPD
  • Online modules
  • Submit a complete Portfolio of Experience
CPD hours

12 (Approx)


Lecture Room, 3rd Floor Dental Extension, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Caldecot Road, London, SE5 9RW



How to apply

We will not be accepting any more applications for this year’s Fluoride Application. If you are interested in being added to the database to be notified when the 2018 date is available, please email

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