NEBDN National Certificate in Fluoride Varnish Application

 Next start date: 24 January 2022   395.00
 6 months Distance Learning

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 Overview

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DNN is now offering the six-month NEBDN Accredited Certificate in Fluoride Varnish Application. This is a new NEBDN qualification and is purely distance learning. The courses consist of online learning tutorials, evening Zoom classes and a Record of Competence. There is no exam for this qualification. 

The aim of this course is to provide accredited training for registered dental nurses to become competent and confident in applying fluoride varnish under the prescription of a dentist or as part of a structured oral health programme.

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Who Should Apply?

You should only apply for this course if you are employed, qualified, registered, indemnified and:

  1. Are able to meet the NEBDN record of competence requirements - See below.
  2. Have access to one or more committed mentors/supervisors;
  3. Have the self-discipline required to complete the course;
  4. Have access to a computer and the internet;
  5. Feel you are motivated enough to complete the course;

Entry Requirements

We require enrolment documents to enrol onto this course.

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the below enrolment documents:

  1. Your GDC Registration;
  2. NEBDN Service Level Agreement - click here
  3. NEBDN Training Monitoring Form - click here
  4. DNN Terms and Conditions - click here
  5. DNN Service Level Agreement - click here

Fluoride Medicruit

 

 Benefits

One of the major benefits of our online course is the online classrooms which are interactive and allow you to have regular contact with your tutor and other students on the course. 

  • Online tutorials.
  • Affordable.
  • Excellent Tutor support.
  • Flexible learning.
  • Nationwide availability.
  • 15+ hours of Verifiable CPD.
  • NEBDN Fluoride Varnish qualification awarded upon successful completion.

 Course Structure

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A blended learning course comprising the following:

1) Completion of an online course - See more information below 

2) Production of a Record of Competence online portfolio - See more information below 


Online Course Information 

Module 1: Introduction to Oral Health Education and the Delivering Better Oral Health Toolkit

This module provides an introduction (or a refresher for dental nurses who are already trained in oral health education) to oral health promotion and the Delivering Better Oral Health Toolkit. It consists of 3 units:

Unit 1: Essentials of oral health education

Unit 2: Prevention of periodontal disease and oral cancer; smoking and alcohol cessation

Unit 3: Diet and non-carious tooth surface loss


Module 2: Caries, Dentine Hypersensitivity and Fluoride

This module reviews the aetiology of caries and dentine hypersensitivity and aims to provide an understanding of the history of fluoride in dentistry. It considers the mechanisms that work to help prevent caries and hypersensitivity and provides an understanding of the current evidence base for using fluoride in dental disease prevention. It consists of 2 units:

Unit 1: Dental Diseases and Fluoride

Unit 2: Oral Health Promotion and Fluoride


Module 3: Fluoride Preparations and the Safe Use of Fluoride in Dentistry

This module takes a detailed look at the different types of fluoride preparation available in dentistry, the safe use of fluoride products (including identification of contraindications to their use), and potential side effects (including the management of fluoride toxicity and adverse reactions). It consists of 2 units:

Unit 1: Fluoride preparations and Patient Safety

Unit 2: Fluoride Varnish Application Procedure


Module 4: Patient Management Skills

This module considers managing patient concerns with regards to fluoride varnish application/fluoride use in dentistry and discusses the importance of understanding and identifying different types of patient to provide a patient-based approach to appointments. It consists of 2 units:

Unit 1: Patient Communication and the Fluoride Debate

Unit 2: Patient Groups


Video Tutorials

The course is taught through our academy website here and includes recorded online video tutorials, which include bite-sized videos followed by multi-choice questions. You can test our online learning systems, listen to one of the tutors Melanie and gain free verifiable CPD here.


Tutor Support

Each student is allocated a tutor and assessor who will assist you virtually – both with the theory and with the clinical work. You will have access to your tutor’s email address, and tutors are available at specified times to speak by telephone. You can also speak to your tutor via online classrooms. Your tutor will assess your record of competence throughout the nine months and provide you with guidance and feedback.


Record of Competence (RoC)

To achieve a certificate in Fluoride Varnish Application, you are required to complete a work-based RoC under the supervision of a dentist, hygienist, therapist or fluoride varnish qualified dental nurse. You must take a minimum of 3 months to complete this RoC. There are two sections to the RoC: 

Practical Competence Assessment Sheets (PCAS)

PCAS are observed appointments in which you will apply fluoride varnish and provide some basic oral health advice tailored to your patients’ needs. 

You are required to complete a total of 15 PCAS to the following requirements:

Patient group 3–10 years 

  • 3 PCAS on Fluoride Application
  • 1 PCAS on Oral Health Advice

Patient group 11–15 years

  • 3 PCAS on Fluoride Application
  • 1 PCAS on Oral Health Advice

Patient group 16 years and over

  • 3 PCAS on Fluoride Application
  • 1 PCAS on Oral Health Advice

You must also complete a further 3 PCAS on Fluoride Application for any of the patient groups.

Supplementary Outcomes

 There are 11 Supplementary Outcomes in the RoC. These consist of different questions relating to the use of fluoride in dentistry, along with a demonstration of the student’s ability to reflect and develop their knowledge and skills. 

 The basic information required to complete these Supplementary Outcomes can be found in the course material, but it is expected that students will undertake further reading and research in order to gain a full understanding of the topics and to meet the marking criteria as set by the NEBDN.

Guidance as to when to complete each Supplementary Outcome is provided at the end of each of the relevant units. 

Examination

There is no final examination required for this course, although at the end of each unit there is a multiple-choice quiz which must be passed as part of the course requirements.

 

 Tutors

melanie tutor OHE

Melanie Pomphrett RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist: 259337

Qualifications: Advanced Diploma in Dental Nursing. Foundation Degree of Science in Oral Health Science, Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Melanie is currently completing her Masters.

 

 


Varnish App tutorStephanie Carter RDT, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist and Therapist: 119601

Qualifications: Diploma Dental Hygiene and Therapy, National Certificate Dental Nursing, Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, NEBDN Certificate Dental Radiography, ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management, Smoking Cessation Counselling Levels 1 and 2, Young Counsellors Certificate

 


e learning tutor assessor ELEmma Leather RDN

Registered Dental Nurse: 148732

Qualifications: NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing,  Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management, Level 4 National Certificate in Internal Quality Assurance, Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, Oral Health Education (BDA) 

Competency Training: Impression-Taking, Fluoride Varnish Application 

 

Hilary UrryHilary Urry RDN

Registered Dental Nurse: 139277

Qualifications: Foundation Degree in Advanced Dental Nursing (University of Kent), Certificate Dental Radiography (City University London), Level 3 Certificate on Education & Training, Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement

 

 DATES

 

Available Cohorts 2021:

  • 18 October 2021 - Closed
  • 24 January 2022 - Available

 Payment

Payment Options: 

You have the option to pay upfront before the course starts which is:

  • Our course fees: £300.00 inc VAT
  • NEBDN registration and Record of Competence fee: £95 (Paid to NEBDN)
  • Total: £395.00

Or you have the option to pay the course over three months but this increases the fee to:

  • Monthly payment: £140.00 
  • Our course fees: £349 inc VAT
  • NEBDN registration and Record of Competence fee: £95 (Paid to NEBDN)
  • Total: £420.00 

Or you have the option to pay the course over five months but this increases the fee to:

  • Monthly payment: £90.00 
  • Our course fees: £349 inc VAT
  • NEBDN registration and Record of Competence fee: £95 (Paid to NEBDN)
  • Total: £450.00 

Failure to make monthly payments will result in automatic removal from the course.

Topping up

Students who have previously enrolled on our competency course here and want to top up to the NEBDN accredited course have the option to make a top-up payment – the NEBDN fee minus the fee already paid. Please note you will be required to re-do the Record of Competence. 

Do you need to top up? 

It is a personal choice and not a requirement by the GDC. Competency training is a perfectly accepted form of training. The GDC does not specify that you need to complete accredited courses as a registered dental nurse. 

 TERMS

NEBDN Fluoride Varnish Application Qualification: Terms and Conditions

1)  The course, course materials and resources are available from the date of purchase. Students have unlimited access to the learning materials purchased for six (6) months from the date of purchase. After six months, access to information and resources for the course will no longer be available unless an extension is purchased.

2) If, for some reason, you have not completed the qualification in time, the following extension fees apply:

a) A three (3)-month extended access pass to the online course, materials and resources with tutor support for £60.00.

b) A six (6)-month extended access pass to the online course, materials and resources with tutor support for £90.00. 

3) In the unlikely circumstance that you repeatedly fail to complete course-work to a satisfactory standard or you fail to meet internal assessment deadlines, Dental Nurse Network reserves the right to unenrol you from the course. No refund of fees will be granted.

4) If you wish to unenrol for any reason, the following policies apply at the discretion of Dental Nurse Network:

5)   Refunds

a) If you have NOT completed the NEBDN registration forms and applied for the RoC or started the RoC assessment, the remainder of the course fee is part-refundable. See table below:

 Cancel within 30 days  Receive part refund minus £50.00 processing fee.
 Cancel within 60 days  Receive part refund minus £75.00 processing fee.

Cancel after 60 days

 Non-refundable.

b) If you have completed the NEBDN registration forms and applied for the RoC or started the RoC assessment, the remainder of the course fee is part-refundable. See table below: 

  Cancel within 30 days  Receive part refund minus £50.00 processing fee and £95.00 NEBDN fee. *
  Cancel within 60 days  Receive part refund minus £75.00 processing fee and £95.00. *
 Cancel after 60 days   Non-refundable.

*The NEBDN fee is non-refundable.

(If you feel you have an exceptional circumstance leading to a need to unenrol during this time, the policy may not apply; please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

6) If you have any concerns over the course material, have a complaint, or feel improvements can be made to the NEBDN Fluoride Varnish Application Qualification, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 ENROL

Please only enrol for this course if you are able to meet the course requirements. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the below enrolment documents within 5 working days of enrolling onto this course. Please note, if we do not receive the documents we will need to cancel your enrolment and there will be a processing fee of £10.00.

  1. Your GDC Registration;
  2. NEBDN Service Level Agreement - click here
  3. NEBDN Training Monitoring Form - click here
  4. DNN Terms and Conditions - click here
  5. DNN Service Level Agreement - click here

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