Professor Jukka H. Meurman
MD, PhD, DOdont, Dr.hc (multid.), FDSRCSEd
- Dr. Meurman is Professor emeritus of Oral Infectious Diseases at the University of Helsinki and Head Physician at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland. He is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed original research publications, reviews and textbook chapters mainly focusing on the various aspects of oral health and systemic health and in oral microbiology. He has supervised 24 doctoral theses and lectured extensively in various international forums.
- He has received several honours including 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. In 2007 Dr. Meurman was promoted Doctor honoris causa in the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, where he also took the position as an Adjunct Professor. In 2009 he received his third Doctor honoris causa from the Medical University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He is an invited member of the German Leopoldina Academy of Sciences and member ad hominis of the Royal Society of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
- He is Chair of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, the oldest science Academy in Finland. Dr. Meurman is knight, first order, of the Finnish White Rose, an honor conferred by the President of the Republic of Finland. Dr. Meurman is past-President of the International Association for Dental Research.