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Preventing dental caries

Approaches to consider in tackling dental caries

This CPD module is about the prevention of dental caries from a pharmacy perspective. It considers the extent and nature of dental cares, the constituents and use of toothpaste and other oral products, and current NHs recommendations for better oral hygiene.


To be up to date with the key issues around the cause and management of dental caries


After completing this module you should be more aware of:

  • The extent and nature of tooth erosion dental caries
  • The role of fluoride and other compounds in dentifrice products 
  • Developments and trends in products and equipment
  • Current NHS recommendations to promote better oral hygiene.


Charles Gladwin is a pharmacist and freelance medical writer.

About this module

Once you have completed this module, record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacists. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC.

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