Let Waterpik® help you to help your patients in 2019

Whether you visited us at a trade show, arranged a Lunch and Learn or took a self-study CPD course, we appreciate your support!

What better gift to give our friends and family than one that contributes to a brighter healthier smile.

Congratulations to the winners of the Waterpik® Poster Competition

Waterpik® was the proud sponsor of the annual Poster Competition at the Oral Health Conference & Exhibition (OHC 2018) in Telford last month.

The outstanding display of posters was a testament to the wealth of knowledge and commitment that dental hygienists and dental therapists have to offer the profession. After some difficult deliberation, the panel of judges announced the winners as follows:

First: Anna Walker and Karen Walker from The Campbell Clinic, Nottingham for the poster entitled: “SMART targets and oral hygiene: A retrospective analysis of a hygienist-led implant maintenance programme.”

Second: Rhiannon Jones, Clinical Lecturer in Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Cardiff University for her poster entitled: “Evaluation of the ‘flipped classroom’ method for the teaching of pre-clinical periodontology clinical skills.”

Student Prize: Abigail Turner from the University of Leeds for her poster entitled: “Salivary Diagnostics for Periodontal Disease: Novelty or Necessity?”

Waterpik® would like to congratulate all the worthy winners.

Meet some of the Waterpik® Professional Educators.

Waterpik® is delighted to welcome some new Professional Educators to the team:

Peggy Kaplanidou – covering Norfolk and Suffolk

Peggy (Pelagia) has a degree in Biomedical Science as well as a certificate in Dental Nursing and an extended duties certificate in Dental Radiography. She successfully completed a Dental Hygiene and Therapy course at King's College Hospital (London) and obtained the Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2015.

After qualifying, Peggy has gained post qualification certificates in Teeth Whitening, Dental Hypnosis and Dental Acupuncture. She is currently a member of BADT and honorary treasurer of the Eastern Region of BSDHT. She keeps her knowledge up to date by regularly attending national and international conferences and study days. Alongside her clinical work, she has been working as a dental nurse examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses. In her free time, Peggy enjoys going to the theatre, reading books, travelling and practicing her skills in photography.

Rabia Belkadi – covering North London

Rabia obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2010 at the 'Hogeschool van Utrecht' in The Netherlands. During her study she worked in the field as a dental nurse to help her to learn more about dentistry. She then gained experience working in The Netherlands after graduating before she moved to London in 2013. Rabia is passionate about educating her patients in the importance of oral health and she also has a special interest in providing periodontal treatment. Outside the dental practice she is a mother to two little ones and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Yvonne Wainwright-Stringer – covering the Manchester area

Yvonne Wainwright-Stringer is a Dental Therapist and Dental Hygienist with a Master of Science in Dental Public Health (1998). Manchester born, Yvonne trained as a dental nurse in Leeds in 1984, before graduating with her first degree from the Royal London Hospital in 1988 and returning to Manchester.

Yvonne has taught at the dental hospital, University and FE Colleges. She has worked in the community and is now hospital/practice based. She has worked in the Middle East and the USA, and travels worldwide for conferences. She has worked for Boots Dental care as practice leader/mentor and FACE by Lund Osler at Harvey Nichols as a clinical consultant and manager.

Between 1994 and 2001, Yvonne was a Research Associate in Oral Health and Development for Professor Blinkhorn at the University of Manchester, where she worked alongside pre-school children with high levels of decay; she is well published. Her special interest is oral health in disadvantaged children, she is an active Rotarian as Immediate Past President of Tameside. Yvonne also has two teenage daughters.

Ali Lowe

Ali trained and qualified as a Dental Hygienist at Cardiff Dental School. She divides her working week between an orthodontic dental practice, the orthodontic department of Cardiff Dental School and a private practice that specialises in Invisalign. Ali is a strong believer in lifelong learning and is actively involved with the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT). She recently said: “I have seen the revolutionary benefits of the Waterpik® Water Flosser in many of my patients, particularly those with dental braces and implants. For this reason, I am keen to spread the word about Waterpik® to my fellow dental professionals though the Waterpik® Lunch and Learn programme.”

Building the Waterpik® team

Waterpik® has Professional Educators up and down the UK and continues to grow this friendly team. If you are a practising dental hygienist or dental therapist with at least three years’ clinical experience, why not come and join us? We currently have vacancies in Aberdeen, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Brighton, Cornwall, Edinburgh, Kent, North and West London, Northampton, Plymouth, Truro, West and North Wales and Worcester.

Please Contact: Charlotte.Gowers@churchdwight.com for further details.