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Dentist , researcher

Lars Joel Ralph, Swedish dentist, researcher. Achievements include research in Medical Research Institute on masticatory muscles. Grantee University Lund, 1986, 87, 89, Dental Society Gothenburg, 1990, Wilhelm & Martina Lundberg Found, Malmö, 1990, Hultén Research Fund, Malmö, 1987, Crafoord Foundation, Lund, 1986, 88, 89; travel grantee Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation, 1988; Swedish Medical Research Council, 1986, 88, 91.


Ralph, Lars Joel was born on February 20, 1950 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Son of Joel and Kerstin (Börjesson) Ralph.


Bachelor of Odontology, University Gothenburg, Sweden, 1970. Doctor of Dental Surgery, University Gothenburg, Sweden, 1975.


Public dental health officer Kristianstad County Council, Sweden, 1975—1976, Children's Clinical, Gothenburg, 1976—1979. Private practice Sweden, 1977—1991. Assistant faculty odontology University Lund, Malmö, Sweden, 1986.

Public dental health officer Västra Götaland Region, Sweden, 2000. Researcher Swedish School Library and Information Science University Borås, Sweden, 1996—1999. Public dental health officer Norrbotten County Council, Sweden, since 2001.

Consultant dentist Mutomo Hospital, Kenya, 2000. Lecturer in field.


  • Achievements include research in Medical Research Institute on masticatory muscles.


Board directors Society of Friends of Röhss Museum Applied Art & Design, Gothenburg, 1981-1990. Lieutenant junior grade Royal Swedish Navy Dental Corps., 1978. Member Swedish Dental Association, Swedish Society Medicine, Rotary Club (president 2006-2007), Norrbotten Society Dentistry (vice chairman since 2007).


Married Maria (Larsson) de Val, July 1, 1978 (divorced September 1983). Children: Lillie, Björn. Married Maud Hartelius, September 30, 1983 (divorced April 1998).

Children: Carl, Max, Oscar.

Joel Ralph

Kerstin (Börjesson) Ralph


Maud Hartelius

Lillie Ralph

Björn Ralph

Carl Ralph

Max Ralph

Oscar Ralph