Webinar - Supporting behaviour change with your Perio patients- the first barrier to change is closer than you think!

26.07.2023, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The webinar is free for members, non-member charges are £20 Hygienist/Therapist, £30 Dentist.

Bookings will close at midday on Tuesday 25 July 2023.

Registering instructions will be sent out on Tuesday 25 July 2023, as you need to register with Zoom (a quick and simple process).  After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on the evening.

Only the first 500 participants to log in on the evening will be able to participate in the live event.  

However, booked participants will be able to view the webinar after the event on the BSP website.  You will be notified when the recorded presentation is available for viewing.

1.5 hours CPD is offered to all delegates who have booked and viewed the webinar. Bookings must have been made through the BSP website. Non-members will need their booking reference number to obtain CPD. Evaluation form and CPD certificates will be available after the event on the website.  



The talk will address common barriers that dental teams face when they start to think about motivating patients to engage with behaviour change.


By the end of the talk participants will be:

  • Aware of common dental team barriers to change

  • Know practical solutions to address dental team barriers to change

GDC Development Outcomes A, B & C.




Dr Koula Asimakopoulou

Dr Koula Asimakopoulou is a Visiting Professor of Health Psychology at KCL Dental School and currently working with industry.

Dr Asimakopoulou completed her undergraduate training with a first class honours in Psychology in 1995, was awarded her PhD in Health Psychology in 2001 and has since undertaken further training to include qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Third Wave CBT therapies and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

Dr. Asimakopoulou is a qualified psychometric test assessor trained to administer, interpret and give people feedback on personality and ability (intelligence) tests. Her PhD, awarded by the University of Surrey examined the relationship between neuropsychological functioning and self-management behaviours in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.  

She moved into Dentistry in 2007 but retains her interest in chronic illness management. Dr. Asimakopoulou has been delivering psychology and research methods support to medicine, pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and other clinical and non-clinical audiences since 1996.

Her research interests are in behaviour change in oral health settings, supporting the dental team in the provision of patient-centred care, dentist-patient communication and in particular in the understanding and communication of risk information to increase patient adherence. 

Dr. Asimakopoulou regularly presents at national and international conferences. She has been an examiner for several UK and international psychology programmes, as well as undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. Part of her work involves looking after patient interests in her position of Chair of the Bromley NHS Research Ethics Committee. 

She has had a long record serving the Division of Health Psychology (DHP) Executive Committee as Specialist Knowledge Liaison, Chief Editor of the Division’s journal, Chair of the Research Committee and now as Chair of the Scientific Committee of the DHP.

Dr. Asimakopoulou is qualified to supervise the work of Health Psychology trainees seeking to obtain full membership of the British Psychological Society Division of Health Psychology.  Dr. Asimakopoulou is a practitioner health psychologist offering psychological therapies through The Mind Umbrella (www.TheMindUmbrella.co.uk).