I am a periodontist living and working in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, where I have my private dental practice. I am an international member of the American Academy of Periodontology. I have a Ph.D degree and a long background in research and teaching at the University of Helsinki and at the University of Turku, Finland. I function as an adjunct Professor at these Universities. I have also worked as a visiting scientist at the Scripps Clinic and research Foundation, la Jolla, CA. I can answer any question in the fields of dentistry and periodontics.
Private practitioner in Helsinki, Finland over 20 years. Former researcher and teacher at two Finnish Universities.
The Finnish Society of Dentists, Division of Periodontology, American academy of Periodontology
Over 30 scientific research articles published in peer-reviewed international scientific journals (can be found on PubMed)
D.D.S., Ph.D, Specialist in Periodontology. Adjunct Professor.
Visiting Scientist at the Scripps Research Foundation, San Diego, California, 1992-1994. NIH grant
Dental patients, national and international. All kinds of dental, oral and temporomandibular joint problems
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