Three practicing clinicians will join Celso Da Costa, Head of the Swiss Dental Academy and Dr. Neha Dixit, Senior Scientific & Clinical Affairs Manager EMS, to discuss the future of dentistry. Each clinician brings a unique perspective on their specialty within dentistry, and together they provide insight on how to prepare your practice and team for the future of dentistry.
A huge thank you to Dr. Steffen Rieger, Dr. Victoria Sampson, and Thuy Vu for sharing their expertise and opinions!
Release date: Saturday 8th January, 2022, 05:00 PM
Dr. Steffen Rieger M.Sc.
Steffen Rieger is a private practitioner in Reutlingen, Germany. His degree and doctorate are from the University of Tübingen, Germany. He completed a three-year postgraduate Master program in periodontology and peri-implant-therapy at the University of Freiburg, Germany. Besides his work as dentist in a private practice focused on periodontology and prophylaxis, he is active in dental education for dentists and dental assistants. He absolved a certificate program as e-learning developer at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. As a teletutor, he supports Master-students at the University of Freiburg, where he also works as guest doctor in research (f.e. modern methods of dental education).
Dr. Victoria Sampson
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 dentists in the country. Victoria endeavors 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 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 general health. She uses biomarkers and inflammatory markers in her work to diagnose and monitor patients throughout their treatment, often working with other specialties to treat patients as a whole. She is currently in the process of creating one of the first oral microbiome panels to aid dentists in diagnosing microbiome dysbiosis and dental disease. Victoria takes a preventative approach to dentistry, attempting to make treatment as minimally invasive as possible. This has allowed her to be ambassadors for some of the largest dental companies as well as consult for companies on their scientific and clinical advisory boards.
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 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. 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.
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. Victoria currently splits her time between two private dental practices based in the Harley Street District and St James’ Park.
Continuously development and growth in my profession is the key to my lasting dedication and passion for dental hygiene.
Being on top of the game and keeping myself constantly updated is key to ensure my patients receive high quality and appropriate services – beneficial for not only my clients but also personally. I value and appreciate the joy of doing a high quality job. It gives me great personal joy to seek new knowledge within my field and improve my skill set.
I believe the key to success is continuous education and professional immersion.