Pekka Vallittu

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+358 40 574 8200

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ORCID identifier:

Biomaterials and Medical Device Program


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


Number of Peer-Reviewed Publications: 653 (ISI Web of Science Databases)

H-index: 93

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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:// He holds Honorary Professorship at the University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam and Visiting Professorship at the King Saud University in Riayadh, Saudi Arabia. He is Subject Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (JMBBM, Elsevier).


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 635 ISI Web of Science Index peer-reviewed publications and over 140
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, the Bensow-Äyräpää Prize and George Winter Award.


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

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