Degree in (dental surgery), University Helsinki, Finland, 1971. Master of Science in Social Science, University Kuopio, Finland, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Kuopio, 1986.
Dental health officer Municipality of Ilomantsi, Finland, 1972-1974. Consultant Institute for Mentally Retarded, Liperi, Finland, 1975-1979. Assistant professor University Kuopio, 1975-1979.
Senior lecturer University Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1979-1982. Project manager Distinguished Service Medal Dental School, Kuopio, 1982-1986, team leader development project Dar es Salaam, 1986-1988. Director international affairs University of Kuopio, 1988-1989.
Director World Health Organization Collaborative Center in Oral Health, Kuopio, 1991-1996, International Institute Oral Health University Helsinki, Helsinki, since 1996. Vice chairman University Kuopio, 1970. Board administrators University Kuopio, 1976-1979.
Cons. Ministry Education Finland, 1978-1979. Served to ensign Finnish Army,1964-1965. Member Internal Association for Dental Research, Internal Association Dentistry forHandicapped, Federation Dentaire Internal, Tanzanian Medical Association, Rotary International, Lions Club.
Son of Edvard and Ida Maria (Piispa) T. Marja Katrina Kaippa, June 24, 1968. Children: Antti, Saija.