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educator , Dental scientist

Heikki Luoma, Finnish dental educator. Achievements include patents for preventive dentistry. Recipient International Preventive Dentistry award Federation Dentaire International, 1980; named Knight Finnish White Rose Class I, 1985. Member of International Association Dental Research, European Organization for Caries Research (award 1995), Society International for Development Research on Magnesium (honorary).

Background

Luoma, Heikki was born on September 21, 1926 in Seinäjoki, Finland. Son of Jaakko and Elina Katariina (Alanen) Luoma.

Education

License Odontology, University Helsinki, 1953. Doctor of Odontology, University Turku, 1964.

Career

Research associate, Eastman Dental Center, Rochester, New York, 1964-1966; research fellow, Medical Research Council Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1966-1972; senior research fellow, Medical Research Council Academy Finland, Helsinki, 1972-1975; docent in cariology, U. Helsinki, 1968-1995; professor preventive dentistry, U. Kuopio, Finland, 1975-1991; dean department dentistry, U. Kuopio, Finland, 1978-1979, 84-85; dean faculty of dentistry, U. Kuopio, Finland, 1989-1991; scientific advisor, European Organisation for Caries Research, 1989-1992. School dentist, Oulainen, Finland, 1953-1958, private practice, Oulainen, Turku, 1953-1964. Instructor department physiology U. Turku, 1960-1964.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for preventive dentistry.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member International Association Dental Research, European Organisation for Caries Research (award 1995), Society International for Development Research on Magnesium (honorary), New York.Acad.

Connections

Married Anja-Riitta Liljeqvist, December 20, 1952. Children: Anna-Maija, Pekka Heikki, Anna-Kaisa.

father:
Jaakko Luoma

mother:
Elina Katariina (Alanen) Luoma

spouse:
Anja-Riitta Liljeqvist

children:
Anna-Maija Luoma

Anna-Kaisa Luoma

Pekka Heikki Luoma