NAMES VALLITTU, Pekka
BORN 1965
 
 

CURRENT POSITION

 
Professor of Biomaterials Science, Chair of the Department of Biomaterials Science, Institute of Dentistry University of Turku (UTU), Finland 2006-
Chief Dentist (part-time), City of Turku Municipal Health Care Department 2008-
   

Director of the BioCity Turku Biomaterials Research Program and Turku Clinical Biomaterials Centre - TCBC

2009-
   

Subject Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
(JMBBM, Elsevier)

2010-

Honorary Professor, University of Hong Kong, PRC

Visiting Professor, King Saud University, Rhiad, Saudi Arabia

Dean of the Institute of Dentistry, University iof Turku, Finland

2011-

2014-

2017-

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 
Certified Dental Technician (CDT), Institute of Dental Technology, Kuopio, Finland 1988
Licenciate of Odontology, University of Kuopio, Finland 1994
Doctor of Odontology (Ph.D.), University of Kuopio, Finland 1994
Docent in Prosthetic Materials Science, University
of Turku (UTU), Finland
1995-2006
Specialist in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation (EPA-Recognized Prosthodontist), University of Turku, Finland 2000
 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

 

 
Research Associate, University of Kuopio 1992-1994
Lecturer, University of Kuopio 1994
Visiting Researcher, NIOM (Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, Norway) 1995-1996, 1997
Associate Professor in Prosthodontics, UTU 1997-2002
Professor of Biomaterials Science, UTU 2003-2004
Acting Professor of Prosthodontics, UTU 2005
Full Professor of Biomaterials Science, UTU 2006-
Coordinator of the European Commission integrated project NEWBONE NMT-CT-2006-026279 2006-2010

Part-time private practitioner

Dean of the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku

 

1994-

2004-2012

 

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINING ABROAD

 
Visiting Scientist at NIOM (Nordic Institute of Dental Materials, Oslo, Norway) 1995-1996,1997
 

FUNDING ID

 
Period 2000-2012; Academy of Finland, National Agency of Technology and
Innovation - TEKES, European Commission, Industry
TOTAL: over 5.700.000 eur
 
 

SCIENTIFIC POSITIONS OF TRUST

 
Finnish Dental Society Apollonia
President of the Prosthodontic Division
2000-2002
Finnish Dental Society Apollonia
Board Member
2003-2007
European Prosthodontic Association
Board Member
2004-2008
Scandinavian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry
Board Member
1999-
Scandinavian Society of Prosthetic Dentistry
Continuing Education Committee
1999-2007
Finnish Biomaterials Society
Board Member
2002-2003

NIOM
Board deputy member'
Board member


1999-
2010-

DUTIES AS SCIENTIFIC EXPERT

 
Board Member of NIOM Ltd, Norway (Nordic Institute of Dental Materials)   2010-
Evaluator in the Panel of Dutch Dental Research 2007
Expert for the Swedish Social Ministry
Dental Materials
2002-
Scientific Advisor and founder of Stick Tech Ltd (www.sticktech.com) GC Group 1997-
Permanent Advisor of the Finnish Agency of Medicolegal Affairs - VALVIRA 2006-
Advisor to the Medical Faculties on the Appointments to the Posts of Professors and evaluate doctoral dissertations  

Scientific Advisor and founder of Stick Tech Ltd (from 2011 Memeber of GC Group)

Scientific Advisor and founder of Skulle Implnats Corporation

1997-

2011-

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

 

Editorial Board and Scientific Advisory Board Memberships:
International Journal of Prosthodontics
Adhesive Dentistry
Journal of Dentistry

 

 

Open Dentistry
Dental Materials
Materials Science - Materials in Medicine
Journal of Endodontics
Journal of Prosthodontics

 

 

Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials (Subject Editor)

 


Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering (Honorary Editor)

 

Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials


1999-
2001-
2001-2012

2010-2010-2007-2004-2009-

2010-


2011-
2010-    

MAJOR AWARDS

 

InnoSuomi Award (jointly with Stick Tech Ltd)

Distinguished Scientist in Prosthodontic and Implant Reserach by the International Association of Dental Research (IADR)

Pro Congress Award by the Visit Finland (Joint award for P. Vallittu, T. Närhi and Y. Le Bell)

Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials (FADM)

Quality Innovation Award 2013 by SIQ (jointly with Stick Tech Ltd-GC Group)

Finnish Dental Society Apollonia Medal

Bensow-Äyräpää Prize

Finnish Dental Society 100 Years Anniversary Medal #4

2002

2012

2013

2013

2014

2013

2016

2017

Supervised doctoral (PhD) dissertations: Total of 26  
H-Index: 50  (ISI Web of Science), Google Scholar: H-index: 73  

PUBLICATIONS

 
  • total of 443 per-reviewed scientific papers (ISI Web of Science)
  • 26 international review articles
  • 490 abstracts
  • 140 professional articles
  • Over 175 granted patents based on 22 inventions
  • FOR COMPLETE LIST OF SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, SEE Scopus, or  ISI Web of Science, Web of Knowledge
  • FOR BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, SEE PubMed
  • FOR CITATION REPORT, SEE 

    https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&view_op=list_works&gmla=AJsN-F4TSSJPl_sS9cW86RtrQ5AXYPJz83ZItNv5snNF81oo8hb2BHH0_rgAeubXVEAPjzI3DPHzCHaLrp_AwSWW5E5Uv11Exg&user=84jDhZ4AAAAJ

 

OTHER

 

Art Exhibition "Kieppauslinja" (Galleria Raya, Turku, Finland, 4-20 May, 2012).
Joint exhibition of paintings with Dr. Elina Uusalo

Art Exhibition "Otteita hetkistä" (Galleria Raya, Turku, 17-31 October, 2013).              Joint exhibition of paintings with Dr. Elina Uusalo

 

 
Among many memberships of organizations, member of the Mikkelin Klubi ry, Turun Akateeminen Karjalaseura (TAKAS), Turun Suomalainen Yliopistoseura ry (Vice Chairman of the Board), Union of Professors / University of Turku (Board Member)