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Remineralize & Prevent Caries with Varnish Technology

Presenter: Irene M. Iancu
Moderator: Victoria Leck
Originally Presented: September 28, 2016
Available Until:March 31, 2017

CDHA Member Pricing: $10.00
Duration: 60 minutes
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Over 50 years of extensive research has consistently demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of fluorides in the prevention of dental caries. Professional fluoride treatments have changed over the years, giving practices many treatment options from which to choose. Currently, the evidence-based choice of fluoride delivery is a varnish treatment which results in less fluoride ingestion and allows for a slower release of fluoride to the tooth surface, aiding in remineralization.

This webinar will explore topical fluoride treatments, what constitutes an effective varnish, the ease of the application process, and client evaluation utilizing the Caries Management By Risk Assessment (CAMBRA), an effective tool that helps to determine the need for an in-office fluoride treatment.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will:

  • Conduct an effective CAMBRA caries risk assessment and discuss the role that pH has on caries development.
  • Identify early carious lesion formation and employ prevention techniques.
  • Demonstrate the correct applications for and placement of topical fluoride varnish.
  • Describe the components of effective varnish technique and understand the effect of fluoride varnish on the dentition.
  • Verbalize the correct postoperative instructions for fluoride application in children and adults.


Presenter: Irene M. Iancu BSc, RDH, CTDP

Irene M. Iancu BSc, RDH, CTDP

Irene graduated with honours from the dental hygiene program at Oxford College in 2007. Since then she has explored various aspects of dental hygiene practice, ultimately finding her passion in orthodontics. Irene embraces lifelong learning and has completed many professional development courses, which assist her during her many speaking engagements. She uses creative teaching methods to engage her audience in a friendly and open learning environment. When not lecturing, travelling or working in private practice, Irene is an avid photographer, taking her camera wherever she goes.


Moderator: Victoria Leck

Victoria Leck, MHM, RDH

Victoria has 25 years of experience as a dental hygienist, with 18 of those spent in public health. She is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at Canadore College, holds a bachelor’s degree in health administration from Ryerson University, and a master's degree in health management from McMaster University. Victoria is the manager of professional development at the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Please note that your access to this course will expire one year from the date of purchase; course registration fees are non-refundable.

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Proceeds to CFDHRE

Proceeds from the nominal webinar registration fee for CDHA members will be donated directly to the Canadian Foundation of Dental Hygiene Research and Education.

The Canadian Foundation for Dental Hygiene Research and Education exists to develop a fund to enable / enhance dental hygiene research and education in Canada, in order to enhance the oral health and well being of Canadians.

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