Pekka Vallittu
DDS, PhD, CDT

Professor, Institute of Dentistry (Institute of Dentistry)

pekval@utu.fi
+358 29 450 2861
+358 40 574 8200

Lemminkäisenkatu 2
Turku
Dentalia




Areas of expertise
Biomaterials in dentistry and medicine; Dental Technology; Prosthetic Dentistry

Biography

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Pekka Vallittu has
earned his degrees in Dental Technology in 1988, Doctor of Dental Surgery and
Doctor of Philosophy in 1994, received Adjunct Professorship in 1995
and specialized in prosthodontics and stomatognathic physiology (European
Prosthodontic Association Recognized Prosthodontist) in 2000. Presently, he is
a Full Professorship and Chair of Biomaterials Science in the Faculty of
Medicine, University of Turku, Finland and works as Dean of the Institute of
Dentistry at the University of Turku and as the Director of Turku Clinical
Biomaterials Centre (http:// www.biomaterials.utu.fi). He holds Honorary Professorship at the University of Hong Kong,
Pokfulam and Visiting Professorship at the King Saud University in Riayadh,
Saudi Arabia. 



Research

His predominating
research activity on fiber-reinforced composites started from his hobby of
model aircrafts and has lasted over 30 years since early 1980´s. The first
clinical applications of fiber-reinforced composites were found in
clinical dentistry and thereafter in combination with bioactive component in
bone surgical applications as non-metallic bioactive implants. Pekka Vallittu
has over 500 ISI Web of Science Index original publications and over 160
internationally granted patents. He has been awarded e.g. by the Distinguished
Scientist Award in Prosthodontics and Implant Research by the International
Association of Dental Research (IADR), the Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Big Prize and the Bensow-Äyräpää Prize.



Teaching

Dental education (theoretical and clinical), biomaterial education at different levels



Publications
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A large calvarial bone defect in a child: osteointegration of an implant (2019)
World Neurosurgery
Piitulainen JM, Posti JP, Vallittu PK, Aitasalo KM, Serlo W
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Biomechanical aspects of reinforced implant overdentures: A systematic review (2019)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Gibreel MF, Khalifa A, Said MM, Mahanna F, El-Amier N, Närhi TO, Perea-Lowery L, Vallittu PK
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Biostable glass fibre-reinforced dimethacrylate-based composites as potential candidates for fracture fixation plates in toy-breed dogs: Mechanical testing and finite element analysis (2019)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Liesmäki O., Plyusnin A., Kulkova J., Lassila L., Vallittu P., Moritz N.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Characterization of a new fiber-reinforced flowable composite (2019)
Odontology
Lippo Lassila, Eija Säilynoja, Roosa Prinssi, Pekka Vallittu, Sufyan Garoushi
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effect of 3D printing direction and water storage on nano-mechanical properties of 3D printed and auto-polymerized polymer with special emphasis on printing layer interface (2019) Alaqeel SM, Ramakrishnaiah R, Basavaraju RM, Kotha SB, Durgesh BH, Vallittu PK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Effect of interface surface design on the fracture behavior of bilayered composites (2019)
European Journal of Oral Sciences
Omran TA, Garoushi S, Lassila LV, Vallittu PK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Fatigue resistance of a simulated single Locator overdenture system (2019)
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Gibreel M., Lassila L., Närhi T., Perea-Lowery L., Vallittu P.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Mechanical properties and radiopacity of flowable fiber-reinforced composite (2019)
Dental Materials Journal
Garoushi S, Vallittu P, Lassila L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Patient specific glass fiber reinforced composite versus titanium plate: A comparative biomechanical analysis under cyclic dynamic loading (2019)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Rendenbach C, Steffen C, Sellenschloh K, Heyland M, Morlock MM, Toivonen J, Moritz N, Smeets R, Heiland M, Vallittu PK, Huber G
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Resin adjustment of three-dimensional printed thermoset occlusal splints: Bonding properties - Short communication (2019)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Perea-Lowery L., Vallittu P.K.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Shear Creep Behavior of an Adhesive Resin System at the Interface Between an Orthodontic Bracket and Enamel (2019)
Mechanics of Composite Materials
B. H. Durgesh, A. A. Alkheraif, M. K. Altwijry, M. A. Asiry, I. AlShahrani, J. Varrela, P. K. Vallittu
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Static and dynamic mechanical properties of graphene oxide-based bone cementing agents (2019)
Journal of Composite Materials
Khan AA, Mirza EH, Mohamed BA, El-Sharawy MA, Al-Asmari MH, Al-Khureif AA, Dar MA, Vallittu PK
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The effect of adding a new monomer "Phene" on the polymerization shrinkage reduction of a dental resin composite (2019)
Dental Materials
He J, Garoushi S, Säilynoja E, Vallittu PK, Lassila L.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The Effect of Chlorhexidine and Dimethyl Sulfoxide on Long-Term Microleakage of Two Different Sealers in Root Canals (2019) Lindblad RM, Lassila LVJ, Vallittu PK, Tjaderhane L
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

The effect of ethanol on surface of semi-interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) polymer matrix of glass-fibre reinforced composite (2019)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Santhosh Basavarajappa, Leila Perea-Lowery, Sultan Aati, Abdul Aziz Abdullah Al-Kheraif, Ravikumar Ramakrishnaiah, Jukka Pekka Matinlinna, Pekka K. Vallittu
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

An overview of development and status of fiber-reinforced composites as dental and medical biomaterials (2018)
Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica
Pekka K. Vallittu
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Bioactive dental materials – Do they exist and what does bioactivity mean? (2018)
Dental Materials
Pekka K. Vallittu, Aldo R. Boccaccini, Leena Hupa, David C. Watts
(
B1 Journal article)

Characterization of fluoride releasing restorative dental materials (2018)
Dental Materials Journal
Garoushi S, Vallittu PK, Lassila L.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Comparative color and surface parameters of current esthetic restorative CAD/CAM materials (2018)
The Journal of Advanced Prosthodontics
Ferhan Egilmez, Gulfem Ergun, Isil Cekic-Nagas, Pekka Kalevi Vallittu, Lippo Veli Juhana Lassila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Comparison of Load-Bearing Capacities of 3-Unit Fiber-Reinforced Composite Adhesive Bridges with Different Framework Designs (2018)
Medical Science Monitor
Tacir IH, Dirihan RS, Polat ZS, Salman GO, Vallittu P, Lassila L, Ayna E
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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