Dental Health Week Webinar - Understanding Fluoride Varnish

Back by popular demand we are rerunning the popular webinar discussing fluoride varnish.

After selling out this webinar earlier in the year we are bringing Cathryn back to present on this exciting topic for a second time. And this time we have allowed extra time for questions.

Fluoride varnish was developed in Germany in 1964 and since then it has been used around the world as a gold standard in professionally applied fluoride treatments for caries prevention in all age groups.

The evidence base for the safety and efficacy of fluoride varnish is compelling and professionally applied 5% sodium fluoride varnish remains one of the cornerstones of preventive dentistry.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Enhance your knowledge of fluoride varnish’s mode of action
  • Understand the safety and efficacy of fluoride varnish for caries prevention
  • Review the latest Australian guidelines governing fluoride varnish use
  • Explore the windows of opportunity for caries prevention for children, adolescents and adults
  • Discuss the clinical considerations for applying fluoride varnish


Note: This webinar will not be recorded so live attendance is a must! 


About our speaker: Cathryn Carboon

Cathryn graduated as dux of the Associate Diploma of Dental Hygiene at Gilles Plains College of TAFE in Adelaide and holds a Master of Health Promotion from Deakin University. Cathryn has had a diverse and extensive career in dental hygiene over 30 years, including working in general practice, orthodontics, periodontics and special needs dentistry.

Furthermore, Cathryn has practiced as a hygienist in many parts of the world, including Adelaide, Brisbane, Ballarat, Wangaratta, Neuss (Germany) and Wellington (New Zealand). Cathryn brings with her extensive clinical knowledge and experience, and has been a valued member of the Colgate Professional Education Network since 2006 and works closely with Melbourne, La Trobe, RMIT and Charles Sturt Universities to educate the future profession. Cathryn is a knowledgeable and engaging lecturer and presenter.

Cathryn has also authored the oral health promotion picture book ‘Who is the Tooth Fairy’s best friend?’ which has been distributed around the world since its launch in 2017 and is also the Program Lead of the Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles Oral Health Promotion Program.

Professional Affiliations
Dental Hygienists Association of Australia
Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health
Dental Board of Australia
Dental Practitioner (Dental Hygienist) Registration Number: DEN0001006488

Associate Diploma of Dental Hygiene, Gilles Plains TAFE (1989)
Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, La Trobe University (2011)
Master of Health Promotion, Deakin University (2017)

Webinar Times:

SA, NT - 7.30 pm 
WA - 6pm
New Zealand Standard Time: - 10pm

Registration cost:

DHAA Members: Webinar registration is free for all categories of DHAA membership. 
Non members: registration is available for non members at a cost of $40 per attendee. 

Webinar link

All attendees will be emailed the link to join 24hrs before the webinar starts and again 1 hour before the webinar starts. If you have not received the email by those times we ask that you please log into your profile and ensure you have registered for the event correctly, then review your sent emails under the 'Email Preferences' tab. If the email is not displaying here please contact us and we will help out.


8/4/2021 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Online Webinar AUSTRALIA
Online registration not available.

Sign in to register

Not a DHAA Member?

You can still attend our events by creating a purchase account at the link above. This will be a non-member account where you can register for events and track your event registrations. It does not allow you access to member benefits or the members portal, these are only accessible by joining as a DHAA member.