COVID-19: Apolline Risk-based Clinical Protocols

COVID-19: Apolline Risk-based Clinical Protocols online CPD course for dental practices
Course duration: 60 minutes

COVID-19: Apolline Risk-based Clinical Protocols is a short course designed to equip dental practices with the knowledge required to ensure the safety and well-being of team members, patients, and the wider community. The course will focus on safe practices and protocols essential to protect practice team members, patients, and the wider community.

You will receive information on:

  1. Hygiene and safety procedures.
  2. Guidance for protecting patients.
  3. Reducing the risk of transmitting infection.
  4. Mitigating the risks.
  5. Personal protective equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE).
  6. Infection control procedures.
  7. Environmental decontamination.

You will also receive essential compliance protocol templates that you just need to tailor to your practice needs.

It is important to note that all official COVID-19 guidance has been withdrawn, and you should make local decisions based on local risk assessments and make sure your team is comfortable with your decisions. This course will help guide you, allowing you to tailor compliance to your own decisions.

This course aims to equip dental practices with the necessary compliance guidance to effectively manage the risks associated with COVID-19. By implementing risk-based clinical protocols, dental practices can make informed decisions specific to their practice, ensuring that patients receive the care they need while remaining safe and healthy.

Through the course, you will gain an overview of the various hygiene and safety procedures that can be implemented for safe care and well-being of your patients and team members.

The course will guide you on protecting patients and reducing the risk of transmitting infections. This includes the implementation of risk-based clinical protocols that will enable you to make informed local decisions specific to your dental practice. These protocols will serve as a framework for managing risks associated with COVID-19, ensuring that patients and team members are kept safe and protected.

You will gain insights into mitigating the risks associated with COVID-19 through personal protective equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE). This will include recommendations for the appropriate type of PPE and RPE to use during various dental procedures and how to properly dispose of contaminated materials.

You will be given an overview of clinical and environmental decontamination to ensure that the dental practice is clean and hygienic.

You will be provided with useful compliance templates.

C, D


Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field(s) of practice.

  • Clinical and technical areas of study.
  • Radiography.
  • Cross infection control.
  • Medical emergencies and CPR.
  • Emerging technologies and treatments.
  • CPD specific for your daily role(s).
  • Upskilling opportunities.


Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes which maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.

  • Ethical and legal issues and developments.
  • Professional behaviours.
  • Equality and diversity training.

This online course offers 60 minutes of verifiable CPD for the General Dental Council’s Enhanced CPD Scheme 2018.

Learn more about your CPD requirements


GIF Annual CPD Membership

Course Curriculum

  • A note from the Apolline Team
    5 minutes
  • What has changed as a result of the pandemic?
    5 minutes
  • Protecting clinicians, team members, and patients and reducing transmission of COVID-19
    5 minutes
  • Clinical symptoms of COVID-19
    5 minutes
  • Training and governance
    5 minutes
  • Safe care protocols
    5 minutes
  • Hand hygiene and safety procedures
    5 minutes
  • Individual risk assessment for clinicians and all team members
    5 minutes
  • Pregnancy Risk Assessment Including COVID-19
    5 minutes
  • Vaccinations
    5 minutes
  • Pre-attendance screening
    5 minutes
  • Protecting patients who are at higher risk
    5 minutes
  • Transmission of infection
    5 minutes
  • Mitigating the risks of transmitting infectious microbes
    5 minutes
  • Environmental risk mitigation
    5 minutes
  • Surgery-only uniform/scrubs
    5 minutes
  • Getting to and from work
    5 minutes
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    5 minutes
  • Respiratory protective equipment (RPE)
    5 minutes
  • Donning and doffing of PPE
    5 minutes
  • Clinical decontamination
    5 minutes
  • Environmental decontamination
    5 minutes
  • Summary: COVID-19: Apolline Risk-based Clinical Protocols
    5 minutes
  • Pre-Question Advice Preview
    1 minutes
  • COVID-19: Apolline Risk-based Clinical Protocols
    10 questions
  • Feedback & Reflective Learning Guidance
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 60 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After you have successfully enrolled on the course, there is no limit on when you must complete the course by. 

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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