#160 Dental Health Wellbeing with Dr Victoria Sampson

17 Aug 2022

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Dental health is often forgotten or simplified as a solely aesthetic pursuit. Today’s guest tells us why dental health matters way more than we think and deconstructs some myths about oral hygiene.

Dr Victoria Sampson is a Dentist & Scientist, who was recently shortlisted as one of the most promising young scientists in Europe for the Forbes under 30 in Science and Healthcare 2021 Awards. Dr Victoria Sampson obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Barts and the London. She is now known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics, microbiome testing and incorporating artificial intelligence into every day care.

She is part of the future of dentistry …

Her enthusiasm and passion for the field are truly contagious and will make you want to dive deeper into some of these studies. She shares a ton of evidence-based information on her Instagram, making scientific findings more accessible and easy to understand.

In today’s show, we talk about

  • The oral microbiome
  • How oral health and overall health influence each other in a bi-directional relationship
  • The potential links between covid-19, fertility, cardiovascular disease and dementia with oral health
  • Measuring the oral microbiome
  • The biggest dental myths that we need to deconstruct? Should we mouthwash, what about SLS, fluoride, all natural toothpastes?
  • Some good oral hygiene habits including how to floss and when to brush

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GUEST: Dr Victoria Sampson

Dentist & Scientist, who recently was shortlisted as one of the most promising young scientists in Europe for the Forbes under 30 in Science and Healthcare 2021 Awards.

Dr Victoria Sampson obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Barts and the London. She is now known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics, microbiome testing and incorporating artificial intelligence into every day care. Her work has been acknowledged worldwide resulting in her becoming a scientific advisor, board member and clinical lead of multiple dental companies globally.

Victoria has been at the forefront of change in dentistry, by undertaking research projects in multiple fields of dentistry and taking a special interest in the relationship between the mouth and the body. She has published numerous papers both in the UK and internationally, with her most recent publication in the British Dental Journal being the most cited and viewed article ever published. Most recently, Victoria was shortlisted as one of the most promising young scientists in Europe for the Forbes 30 under 30 in Science and Healthcare 2021 for her efforts and devotion to healthcare. She is the first dentist to ever shortlist for Forbes.

In both 2019 and 2020, Victoria was also recognized for her achievements, as one of the finalists for the award for Best Young Dentist in England by the Private Dentistry Awards as well as winning best Young Dentist Award by the British Endodontic Society in 2019. She has also won national prizes from the British Society of Dental Maxillofacial Radiology and the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for her research. Victoria currently splits her time between two private dental practices based in Harley Street and St James’ Park as well as heading two clinical trials.

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