Ikigai Oral Hygiene Community
Ikigai Enhance - Clinical Skills Training

Powered Proficiency: Precision in Practice

Saturday 28th September 2024   North London

Powered Proficiency aims to educate delegates in the powered maintenance of the dentition. This is a comprehensive course that delves into the strategic use of piezon technology, air polishing, effective management of plaque retentive factors, alongside comprehensive composite care and maintenance, ensuring clinicians achieve the highest level of precision in their day to day practice


  • Demonstrate the use of piezon technology
  • Discuss appropriate application of multiple piezon tips and techniques
  • Increase knowledge of handpiece technique and control
  • Increase knowledge of bur selection and plaque retentive factor management
  • Heighten awareness of the use of air polishing in practice
  • Enhance knowledge of air polishing powder selection and composition
  • Demonstrate maintenance of composite restorations

GDC Development Outcome C


9am: Registration and Introduction to powered periodontal treatment modalities
This session will provide an overview of various powered periodontal treatment modalities, including their benefits and applications.
11am-11:30am: Coffee Break
11:30am-12:30pm: Piezon technology and tip selection
Participants will learn about Piezon technology, its advantages, and how to select the appropriate tips for different treatment scenarios.
12:30pm-1pm: Management of plaque retentive factors
This session will focus on identifying and effectively managing plaque retentive factors to improve oral health outcomes.

1pm-2pm: Lunch workshop: Overcoming practice challenges
Participants will engage in a workshop-style session where they can discuss and find solutions to common challenges faced in their dental practices.

2pm-3pm: Powder technology, technique, and indications
This session will cover the use of powder technology in dental treatments, including the technique for application and its indications for various procedures.
3pm-4pm: Maintaining and enhancing composite restorations
Participants will learn about techniques and materials used to maintain and enhance composite restorations, ensuring their longevity and aesthetic appeal.
4pm-4:30pm: Wrap-up and Q&A session
The day will conclude with a brief wrap-up session, allowing participants to ask any remaining questions and receive further clarification on the topics covered throughout the day.

Refunds will be processed as follows:
Cancellations made 28 days or more before the course start date: Full refund will be given.
Cancellations made 15-27 days before the course start date: 50% refund will be given.
We regret that no refund can be given if a cancellation is made 14 calendar days or less before the course start date.
Refunds will only be processed to the original payment method.

Lauren Long BSc PGDip (Dist)

Lauren Long
BSc PGDip (Dist)

Lauren Long is a Dental Therapist with over 15 years’ experience, working exclusively in private practice in Edinburgh. She is a Clinical Educator, Lecturer and KOL for several leading dental companies, as well as writing regular articles for professional publications. 

Lauren was awarded ‘Dental Therapist of the Year’ at The Dental Awards 2022, as well as ‘Best Therapist’ at the Dentistry Scotland Awards 2022.

Alongside her clinical work, Lauren currently holds the position of Therapist Clinical Director for Pain Free Dentistry Group, allowing her to explore her passion of supporting other Dental Therapists and Hygienists to achieve the best possible working environment, whilst utilising their entire skillset to create a career they love.

Cat Edney - DH DT PgDip (Dist)

Cat Edney
DH DT PgDip (Dist)

Multi award winning Dental Therapist Cat Edney has a passion for multidisciplinary team working in the Dental Setting. Her training brand “The Modern Therapist” has one goal: putting Therapy into practice. 

Cat lectures nationally as a clinical educator and speaker and has developed hands on dental courses which aim to educate the dental profession about the role and integration of Dental Therapy, alongside focusing on providing gold standard hands on training and ongoing support to dental therapists and their teams.

Comprehensive Implant Supportive Management

Saturday 2nd November 2024   North London

This event offers an exclusive opportunity to explore the principles of managing and supporting patients throughout their implant journey from a dental hygiene perspective.

Jenny Walker Dip DH/DT and Kathryn Mayo Dip DH FAETC work clinically at Peri-implantitis referral centres in the North West, they present around the UK and teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

A full day of lectures and hands-on sessions. 6.5 hours of CPD

Jenny Walker

Jenny Walker Dip DH/DT

Kathryn Mayo

Kathryn Mayo Dip DH FAETC

Biohacking Biofilm

Saturday 9th November 2024   The Castle Inn, Tynemouth NE30 4JQ

Spend a day with Caroline and Nina, looking at how we as dental professionals can support our dental patients in health and in disease.

There is ever emerging research linking oral and general health together but when it comes to nutrition it can be a minefield of information and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start.

Caroline and Nina want to break this information down for you and simplify it, so that you feel safe and confident in using this information and equipment, in your clinic, with your patients right on Monday morning!

The day will be split into two parts, first being theory and second will be hands on.

We will discuss:

  • The oral microbiome, how to nourish it and keep it healthy in health and disease
  • How to support our dental patients with nutrition and lifestyle advice
  • Use of an intraoral camera to record biofilm and encourage co diagnosis and behaviour change.
  • How to remove biofilm clinically with ultrasonic scaling and air polishing.

Day split into 2
Morning of theory, lunch included and then practical in the afternoon

Nina Farmer Dental Therapist and Nutritional Therapist

Nina Farmer
Grad Dip DH Dip TH Dip NT mBANT CNCH

Nina Farmer qualified as a Dental Therapist in 2013 at Sheffield Dental School.

Due to being passionate about wellbeing and taking a more holistic approach in the treatment of her patients, Nina graduated as a Nutritional Therapist in 2019. Nina works in clinic in a mixed NHS and private practice, working to her full scope, incorporating nutrition into her daily treatment and conversations with her patients.

Nina is a clinical educator for the Ikigai Oral Hygiene community; part of the extended clinical education team for TePe and the Midlands Representative for the BSDHT.

Nina is currently undertaking PGdip in dental education, coaching and mentoring.

Lauren Long

Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith graduated from Newcastle Dental School with a Diploma in Hygiene and Therapy in 2009, topping this qualification up to degree level in 2015 at UCLAN. With a deep sense of curiosity and passion for learning, she gained a qualification in Nutritional Science and Practice in 2019, where she utilises her increased knowledge and skill set to support her patients further using evidenced based lifestyle interventions to enhance healing outcomes.

Caroline has also trained further in areas of airway health, myofunctional therapy and TMJ manual therapy where she provides tailored support to rehabilitate patients struggling with the oral phase of digestion and sleep disordered breathing.

Caroline is a clinical educator for the Ikigai Oral Hygiene community and North East rep for the BADT.


28th – 30th November 2024   Frankfurt, Germany

Siobhan Kelleher and Lauren Long present a weekend course.

  • Powder therapy
  • Tip Selection
  • Minimally Invasion Non-Surgical Therapy (MINST)
  • Evidence based maintenance for implants and orthodontic appliances
  • Lifestyle choices and the impact on oral health

Combine a weekend of learning and development in the area of oral hygiene and preventive dentistry alongside exploring Frankfurt’s famous Christmas markets.

Build network, make friends and expand your professional community.

2 days of lectures and hands-on sessions. 13 hours of CPD

Siobhan Kelleher

Siobhan Kelleher MSc, Dip DH

Lauren Long

Lauren Long BSc PGDip (Dist)

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