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Learning remotely doesn’t mean you’re on your own! You’ll be able to message your tutor through our industry-leading learning platform.

Flexible Payment Options

Enrol today for only £9.99 and pay no course fees until next year. What’s more you’ll be able to access your course materials straight away!

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Topical Anaesthetic Application

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Topical Anaesthetic Application

This Course at a Glance

  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Course provides you with verifiable CPD
  • Available for all GDC qualified dental nurses
  • Learn about different types and applications of topical anaesthetics 
  • Get the skills to ease the pain and discomfort of dental patients
 

About your CPD Course

In dentistry, there are many actions and procedures that are necessary for effective treatment, but cause pain and discomfort to patients.
 
Anything from needling to the placement of rubber dams or orthodontic bands can cause localised pain. A topical anaesthetic can ease the discomfort caused so the patient can relax and the dentist can continue with the treatment more easily. 
 
With specific training, dental nurses can learn to apply topical anaesthetic and ease the workload of their dentist. This Topical Anaesthetic Application for Dental Nurses course not only gives you theoretical knowledge and skill needed to apply topical anaesthetic under the prescription of a dentist, it also accounts towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. 
 
The course is delivered online, so you can conveniently get the knowledge you need from home or wherever you prefer. Simply enrol to gain access to the live online lectures in our virtual classroom. 
 
Throughout the lectures, you will explore the different types of topical anaesthetic, how to prepare the working area, the step by step application process, how to maintain clinical records and more. After which, you will be ready to take on more responsibility in your role as a dental nurse.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Topical Anaesthetic Application for Dental Nurses course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for all GDC qualified dental nurses. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

4th December 2021 & 2nd April 2022  5.30pm & 2:30pm (Dec & April) via Zoom
 
The learning outcomes of this Topical Anaesthetic Application for Dental Nurses course are for you to understand:
Different topical anaesthetic products
How to effectively prepare and apply topical anaesthetic
How to effectively maintain patient records
How to effectively apply topical anaesthetic under the prescription of the dentist 
 

You must be a qualified dental nurse who is registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

Please note, there are no assessments in this course. Upon successful completion of the course modules, you will be able to perform the new learned duties in practice, but only under the prescription of a Dentist.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, GDC registered Dental Nurses can apply topical anaesthetic to the prescription of a dentist as long as they have received the necessary training.
A GDC registered Dental Nurse can take NEBDN Post Certificate Qualifications in Dental Sedation Nursing. This would allow them to administer sedative drugs which can be given to the patient orally, via inhalation or injection.
In dentistry, a topical anaesthetic can be placed around your gums, or the site of application, to help alleviate pain and discomfort from dental instruments, materials or needles.
Topical anaesthetics are used to reduce any feeling of pain at the site of application. In dentistry, this could be pain caused by needling, orthodontic band placement, oral mucositis, rubber-dam clamp placement or to relax the vomiting reflex. Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists can apply topical anaesthetic. As can GDC registered Dental Nurses who have trained in topical anaesthesia application, only under the prescription of a Dentist.
The most commonly used topical anaesthetics used in dentistry have an onset time of around 30 seconds and tend to last up to 15 minutes.

Topical Anaesthetic Application

This Course at a Glance

  • Zoom and Tutor Led Training
  • Course provides you with verifiable CPD
  • Available for all GDC qualified dental nurses
  • Learn about different types and applications of topical anaesthetics 
  • Get the skills to ease the pain and discomfort of dental patients
 

About your CPD Course

In dentistry, there are many actions and procedures that are necessary for effective treatment, but cause pain and discomfort to patients.
 
Anything from needling to the placement of rubber dams or orthodontic bands can cause localised pain. A topical anaesthetic can ease the discomfort caused so the patient can relax and the dentist can continue with the treatment more easily. 
 
With specific training, dental nurses can learn to apply topical anaesthetic and ease the workload of their dentist. This Topical Anaesthetic Application for Dental Nurses course not only gives you theoretical knowledge and skill needed to apply topical anaesthetic under the prescription of a dentist, it also accounts towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. 
 
The course is delivered online, so you can conveniently get the knowledge you need from home or wherever you prefer. Simply enrol to gain access to the live online lectures in our virtual classroom. 
 
Throughout the lectures, you will explore the different types of topical anaesthetic, how to prepare the working area, the step by step application process, how to maintain clinical records and more. After which, you will be ready to take on more responsibility in your role as a dental nurse.
 

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK online learning provider. This Topical Anaesthetic Application for Dental Nurses course is a verifiable Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course, recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC).
 
The course is delivered through live online lectures that take place in a virtual classroom. You will gain access to this through our student portal, once you have enrolled on the course. The flexibility of this online learning method means our students can work towards their dental CPD requirements from the comfort of home, or wherever suits them. 
 
The course is suitable for all GDC qualified dental nurses. Upon completion, you will have verifiable evidence of 3 hours of completed Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 
 

Next Course Date:

4th December 2021 & 2nd April 2022  5.30pm & 2:30pm (Dec & April) via Zoom
 

Modules

The learning outcomes of this Topical Anaesthetic Application for Dental Nurses course are for you to understand:
Different topical anaesthetic products
How to effectively prepare and apply topical anaesthetic
How to effectively maintain patient records
How to effectively apply topical anaesthetic under the prescription of the dentist 
 

Requirements

You must be a qualified dental nurse who is registered on the General Dental Council Register to enrol on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. As such, you will need your GDC number to get started. 

 

Assessment

Please note, there are no assessments in this course. Upon successful completion of the course modules, you will be able to perform the new learned duties in practice, but only under the prescription of a Dentist.

Qualifications

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a learndirect Certificate of Completion for this Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, GDC registered Dental Nurses can apply topical anaesthetic to the prescription of a dentist as long as they have received the necessary training.
A GDC registered Dental Nurse can take NEBDN Post Certificate Qualifications in Dental Sedation Nursing. This would allow them to administer sedative drugs which can be given to the patient orally, via inhalation or injection.
In dentistry, a topical anaesthetic can be placed around your gums, or the site of application, to help alleviate pain and discomfort from dental instruments, materials or needles.
Topical anaesthetics are used to reduce any feeling of pain at the site of application. In dentistry, this could be pain caused by needling, orthodontic band placement, oral mucositis, rubber-dam clamp placement or to relax the vomiting reflex. Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists can apply topical anaesthetic. As can GDC registered Dental Nurses who have trained in topical anaesthesia application, only under the prescription of a Dentist.
The most commonly used topical anaesthetics used in dentistry have an onset time of around 30 seconds and tend to last up to 15 minutes.

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