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Love & Guts

Jan 24, 2022

#239 Dr Victoria Sampson obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Barts and the London, where she was also chosen to represent the UK in a four month training program at the renowned Karolinska Institute in Sweden. She then completed her Foundation Training in central London, ranking in the top 100 newly qualified dentist in the country. Victoria pays particular attention to the connection between the mouth and the rest of the body, and sees the mouth as a mirror of general health. She uses biomarkers and inflammatory markers in her work to diagnose and monitor patient throughout their treatment, often working with other specialties to treat patients as a whole.Victoria takes a preventative approach to dentistry, attempting to make treatment as minimally invasive as possible.

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. In both 2019 and 2020, Victoria has been recognised 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 the national prizes from the British Society of Dental Maxillofacial Radiology and the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for her research. Victoria has successfully acquired the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Surgeons (England), and is currently completing her diploma in Facial Aesthetics as well as Restorative Dentistry.

In this episode we cover

  • How the mouth is a mirror to the rest of the body
  • How the oral microbiome is linked to various conditions such as diabetes, cvs disease, alzheimers, obesity, SLE, RA, ulcerative colitis/ chron’s, fertility and erectile dysfunction
  • What changes the environment of the mouth; thus the oral microbiome
  • We discuss mercury fillings and the controversy that surrounds
  • Victoria expands on her research between COVID19 and oral microbiome/ oral health 
  • We discuss practical strategies to maintain optimal oral health and to keep pathogens at bay
  • And so much more