Maria (@thelifestyledentist) is a forward-thinking general dentist with a 360 approach to oral health, viewing the mouth as the gateway to the whole body. With over 10 years clinical experience, she is on a mission to shine a light on the importance of the oral microbiome. She hopes to empower and energise patients with the knowledge to nurture their own mouth’s microbiome and reap the rewards of overall health. A practising yoga instructor and passionate advocate of healthy living, her preventative philosophy and mindful approach to oral health encompasses how lifestyle and nutrition play a key role in achieving oral and overall health. Maria is based in rural South West Scotland, where she hosts yoga and wellbeing retreats on her family estate, championing the dental perspective.
Maria has also created a website: thelifestyledentist.co.uk as a resource for patients to understand the microbiome of their mouths.
This continuing professional development (CPD) activity full complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council.
And FMC certifies this activity for one hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of The oral microbiome: kickstarting the conversation.
This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome D.