Administration of Fluoride Varnish by Non-Dental Practitioners Policy

Name/Title

Administration of Fluoride Varnish by Non-Dental Practitioners Policy (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-14166

Current from

16/01/2018

Coverage

WACHS

Policy Type

Policy

Summary

Fluoride varnish is a valuable tool in the prevention of dental decay in both deciduous and permanent teeth. Traditionally, the application of fluoride varnish is only to be carried out by a dental practitioner, however the Schedules of the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) allows preparations containing fluoride that would otherwise be Schedule 4 to be exempt from scheduling provided the approval of an appropriate authority has been given. This policy sets out the training and competency in fluoride varnish application that is required to enable approved health professionals to apply fluoride varnish.

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