Use of Fluoride Varnish to Prevent Dental Caries

Fluoride varnish is one of the most widely used forms of professionally applied fluorides. It’s easy to use, effective, and widely recommended for use in children and even in infants to prevent caries development. It also helps in the remineralization of early carious lesions.

This online course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the oral and dental care providers of various types of fluorides, their uses, and to build their skills on a simple application technique of a fluoride varnish to prevent dental caries.

Self-paced
Language: English
Not disease specific

Course information

Overview: Fluoride varnish is one of the most widely used forms of professionally applied fluorides. It’s easy to use, effective, and widely recommended for use in children and even in infants to prevent caries development. It also helps in the remineralization of early carious lesions.

This online course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the oral and dental care providers of various types of fluorides, their uses, and to build their skills on a simple application technique of a fluoride varnish to prevent dental caries.

This course is part of a series of four SEARO Courses on Oral Health. For a better learning experience, we recommend accessing the courses in the order listed below:

Course 1: Identifying oral diseases and promoting oral hygiene in primary healthcare setting

Course 2: Use of fluoride varnish to prevent dental caries

Course 3: Oral health care of pregnant women and newborns

Course 4: Phasing down dental amalgam and implementing environmentally sound practices to manage amalgam waste

Course duration: Approximately an hour and a half to complete.

Certificates: A Certificate of Achievement will be available to participants who score at least 80% of the total points available in the final assessment. Participants who receive a Certificate of Achievement can also download an Open Badge for this course.

What you'll learn

  • Describe the basics of fluorides and their role in preventing dental caries.
  • Describe the products of professionally applied topical fluorides in preventing dental caries.
  • Perform the application of fluoride varnish to prevent caries in young children.

Who this course is for

  • Oral and dental care providers including dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental nurses, and school dental therapists.

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Certificate Requirements

  • Gain a Record of Achievement by earning at least 80% of the maximum number of points from all graded assignments.