Alix Young Vik

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Phone +47 22852190
Mobile phone +47 90616284
Visiting address Geitmyrsveien 71 0455 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1109 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic Interests

Saliva and dry mouth. Prevention of dental erosion (acid damage) using different fluorides. Prevention and inhibition of halitosis using metal salts and antibacterials. 


Topics in Cariology such as dental caries diagnosis and preventive treatment strategies, diet and dental caries, saliva and saliva diagnosis, elucidation of caries active patients. 

Higher education and employment history

Bachelor of Dental Science (Univerity of Western Australia) 1988. PhD (University of Oslo) 1999. Associate professor at the Department of Cariology and Gerodontology since 2004.

Vice dean of studies at Faculty of Dentistry 2017-2020.


H.M. Kings gold medal for thesis, 1999


Board member - Tannlegeundervisningens Fond

Advisory board member ORCA - European Association for Caries Research

Co-President ORCA 2017


Selected publications

Publications from the last five years

Rusthen S, Kristoffersen AK, Young A, Galtung HK, Petrovski BÉ, Palm Ø, Enersen M, Jensen JL. Dysbiotic salivary microbiota in dry mouth and primary Sjögren’s syndrome patients. PLoS One 2019; 18: 14(6):e0218319. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218319.

Singh PB, Young A, Homayouni A, Hove LH, Petrovski BÉ, Herlofson BB, Palm Ø, Rykke M, Jensen JL. Distorted taste and impaired oral health in patients with sicca complaints. Nutrients 2019; 11(2). doi: 10.3390/nu11020264.

Nesvold MB, Jensen JL, Hove LH, Singh PB, Young A, Palm Ø, Andersen LF, Carlsen MH, Iversen PO. Dietary uptake, body composition, and oral health parameters among female patients with primary Sjögren’s syndrome. Nutrients 2018; 10(7) pii: E866. doi: 10.3390/nu10070866.

Singh PB, Young A, Lind S, Leegard MC, Capuozzo A, Parma V. Smelling anxiety chemosignals impairs clinical performance of dental students. Chemical Senses 2018; 43(6). doi:10.1093/chemse/bjy028.

Tonetti MS, Bottenberg P, Conrads G, Eickholz P, Heasman P, Huysmans MC, López R, Madianos P, Müller F, Needleman I, Nyvad B, Preshaw PM, Pretty I, Renvert S, Schwendicke F, Trombelli L, van der Putten G-J, Vanobbergen J, West N, Young A, Paris, S. Dental caries and periodontal diseases in the ageing population: call to action to protect and enhance oral health and well-being as an essential component of healthy ageing - Consensus report of group 4 of the joint EFP/ORCA workshop on the boundaries between caries and periodontal diseases. Journal of Clinical Periodontology 2017; 44, S135-S144.

Pistone, S, Goycoolea FM, Young, A, Smistad G, Hiorth M. Formulation of polysaccharide-based nanoparticles for local administration into the oral cavity. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017; 96: 381-389.

Tashbayev B, Rusthen S, Young A, Herlofson BB, Hove LH, Singh PB, Rykke M, Aqrawi LA, Chen X, Utheim ØA, Utheim TP, Palm Ø, Jensen JL. Interdisciplinary, comprehensive oral and ocular evaluation of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome. Scientific Reports 2017; 7(1): 10761. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-10809-w.

Rusthen S, Young A, Herlofson BB, Aqrawi LA, Rykke M, Hove LH, Palm Ø, Jensen JL, Singh PB. Oral disorders, saliva secretion, and oral health-related quality of life in patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome. European Journal of Oral Sciences 2017; 125(4): 265-271. doi: 10.1111/eos.12358.

Aqrawi LA, Galtung HK, Vestad B, Øvstebø R, Thiede B, Rusthen S, Young A, Guerreiro EM, Utheim TP, Chen X, Utheim ØA, Palm Ø, Jensen JL. Identification of potential saliva and tear biomarkers in primary Sjögren's syndrome, utilising the extraction of extracellular vesicles and proteomics analysis. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2017; 19(1): 14. doi: 10.1186/s13075-017-1228-x.

Hjortsjö C, Young A, Kiesow A, Cismak A, Berthold L, Petzold M. A descriptive in vitro electron microscopic study of acidic fluoride-treated enamel: Potential anti-erosion effects. Caries Research 2015; 49(6): 618-625.

Young A, Stenhagen KR, Mulic A, Amaechi B. Chapter 7 Dental erosive wear assessment. In: Dental Erosion and its Clinical Management. Amaechi BT (ed). 2015 Springer, Switzerland, p.121-132.

Huysmans MCDNJM, Young A, Ganss C. The role of fluoride in erosion therapy. In: Erosive tooth wear. From Diagnosis to Therapy, Lussi A, Ganss C (eds). Monographs of Oral Science vol. 25, 2014 Karger, Basel, p230-243.



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