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Oral Health and COVID-19

Following the publication of Dr. Sampson’s findings in the British Dental Journal in June, she will be addressing the topic of how and why there is a connection between the oral microbiome and complications arising from COVID-19.


When
16th July 2020
4:00 pm GMT

Description


Is there a connection between oral health and complications arising from COVID-19?

Following the publication of Dr. Sampson’s findings in the British Dental Journal in June, she will be addressing the topic of how and why there is a connection between the oral microbiome and complications arising from COVID-19. She will touch on how the oral microbiome connects all of the established risk factors for developing complications from COVID-19, and how oral hygiene is paramount to reduce bacterial load and dysbiosis. She will also discuss further research that she is conducting within this field.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • What is SARS-COV-2 and how similar is it to other viruses we have had?
  • What are the established risk factors for developing complications from SARS-COV-2?
  • What causes a patient to have a severe case of SARS-COV-2 instead of a mild case?
  • Does bacteria play a role in a SARS-COV-2?
  • Do SARS-COV-2 patients suffer from bacterial superinfections?
  • Does the oral microbiome have any impact on developing SARS-COV-2 complications?
  • Is there a connection between periodontal disease and SARS-COV-2 complications?
  • Could improving oral health reduce the risk of complications from COVID-19? What improvements can be made?

Resources


Speakers


  • Dr Victoria Sampson BDS U(Lon) MFDS RCS Ed

    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 West Hampstead, ranking in the top 100 newly qualified dentists in the country. Victoria endeavours to deliver the highest standard of care to her patients through sound academic knowledge and good communication skills. She is particularly passionate about encompassing all aspects of health into achieving a healthy and and aesthetically pleasing mouth. Victoria pays particular attention to the connection between the mouth and the rest of the body, and sees the mouth as a mirror of your general health.

    She is able to communicate effectively with patients of all ages and strives to form lasting relationships with all of her patients. 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, and won the national undergraduate prize for the British Society of Dental Maxillofacial Radiology, the Association of British Academic Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and most recently the best Young Dentist Award by the British Endodontic Society.

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