Fluoride Application (DTEC Certificate)

Course date

12 May 2018

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

To apply please email Carol White or Maxine Durr at or call 020 3299 1611 to speak with a member of the team.

As of 01 March 2018, the DTEC centre will be increasing all course fees.

This has been the first increase in a number of years and the centre does needs to ensure that it is available to deliver a quality service.

Any applicants who enquire and pay a course deposit will be honoured the fees as stated prior to the 01 March 2018.

The new Course fee as of 01 March 2018 will be £375.00.

Please download and complete our application form and applicant checklist to apply for the course. Please ensure you read and complete all sections of the application form. Please note that any forms received into the centre that are incomplete will be returned.

Please follow the link below to make an online payment now:

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