Jukka H. Meurman

University of Helsinki, Finland


Jukka H. Meurman is the author or coauthor of over 200 peer-reviewed original research publications mainly focusing on the various aspects of oral health and systemic health. In oral microbiology, Dr. Meurman has had special interests in probiotics and in oral Candida infections. He has lectured extensively in various international forums. Since 1996, Meurman has held the posts of a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Oral Infectious Diseases at the University of Helsinki, and, since 2000, he is the Head Physician at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital. Moreover, he is the former Dean of the Institute of Dentistry (1998–2003), and the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (2002–2006). Since 2003, Dr. Meurman has been a Member of the Executive Board of the Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital. In 2007, he was elected as the Regional Board Member of the IADR representing Europe. Moreover, he is one of the founders of the Pan European Federation (PEF). He has received several honours, both at home and abroad. He is the Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland; an honour conferred by the President of Finland. He has received the Echelon Argent of Ville de Paris, France, in 1991, from President Chirac. In 2004, Dr. Meurman received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from the Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France. In 2005, he received the Geriatric Oral Research Award of the IADR. He is an invited member to the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (German Academy of Sciences, 2005) and to the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters (2005). In 2007, Dr. Meurman received the Acta Odontologica Distiguished Scientist Prize. In May 2007, Dr. Meurman was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, where he also took the position of an Adjunct Professor (2008).

Biography Updated on 25 January 2009

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