Braehead Arena
Glasgow G51 4BN
26-27 April 2019

Karen Parker

Assistant Dental Services Manager, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Karen joined the NHS in 1999, and went on to qualify with a BSc from the Open University in 2006. With a background in Health Improvement, Karen has a particular interest in social marketing and behaviour change, and utilises this approach to inspire and motivate her Team to engage with a wide range of client groups.

As well as leading Ayrshire’s Childsmile Team, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, particularly her two young children. Karen is passionate about people and looks forward to sharing her expertise with you at the Scottish Dental Show 2019.

Find out more about Karen’s sessions, Innovation within Oral Health Improvement – Engagement strategies to support cessation, which is on at 10:45 and 15:45 on Friday 26 April.

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  • Thank you for making the Scottish Dental Show a massive success!

    Thank you to everyone who attended the record-breaking Scottish Dental Show 2019. Once again, Scotland’s biggest dental event smashed all previous records and was voted a huge success by visitors, exhibitors, nominees and award-winners.

  • Shortlist announced

    The Scottish Dental awards will return to the Glasgow Hilton on Friday 26 April, with award-winning comedian Fred MacAulay hosting and music by Glasgow-based DJ group Pretty Ugly Club, this black-tie gala event is not to be missed. Tickets for the Awards Dinner can be purchased by contacting Ann Craib at or 0141 560 3021.

  • Workshops

    Our education programme covers various eCPD topics, the workshops are small hands-on style talks each able to seat around than 20 attendees. See the listings below for more information and to book, with 27 talks across nine sessions and three rooms there is an experience for the whole team.

  • Exhibitor: AWB Textiles

  • Exhibitor: Dentsply Sirona

    At Dentsply Sirona, we are focused on empowering dental professionals to provide better, safer, faster dental care. We work with them to envision what‘s possible, then provide innovative solutions to achieve it. Education and support help move each procedure forward, ensuring the benefits of our innovations are realised.

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