Editorial Board

Top international dental research expertise behind Dental Mammoth.

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.

Professor Heikki Murtomaa

  • Professor University of Helsinki, emeritus.
  • International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations - member of the board.
  • WHO expert in the development of dental education.

Professor Peter Holbrook


  • Dr. Holbrook is a professor at the Faculty of Odontology, University of Iceland and he has specialist licences in oral microbiology and oral medicine. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh dental school in 1972 and completed his PhD in 1976 with research on anaerobic bacteria carried out at the Faculty of Medicine at Edinburgh University. Following this he worked as a lecturer in oral medicine at the University of Manchester dental school and returned to Edinburgh to complete his specialist training in clinical microbiology. In 1981 Dr Holbrook emigrated to Iceland where he was appoined to a lectureship in the University of Iceland and, subsequently, was promoted to a professorship in 1992. In 1990 he established an Icelandic group of researchers in the Scandinavian Division of the International Asociation for Dental Research and he served twice as President of this Scandinavian Division.
  • His research interests and clinical work widened from oral microbiology to include oral medicine, and cariology. He has also collaborated extensively with the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science in the University of Iceland and has supervised a number of doctoral students especially researching in the development of medications to treat oral conditions.
  • Prof. Holbrook was awarded the IADR/ GSK Innovation in Oral Care Award in 2005 and the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Toxicology in 2015. He was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery, ad hominem by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2005. Peter Holbrook worked as Editor-in-Chief of Acta Odontologica Scandinavica from 2010-2014 and he has been active in editorial boards of more than 7 scientific journals