Code : 17662      Created Date : Wednesday, February 3, 2016   Update Date : Saturday, June 8, 2019    Visit : 3898

Heikki Murtomaa

Department of Dental Public Health

Institute of Dentistry

Mannerheimintie 172

SF-00280 Helsinki


+358 294 1911

+358 2941 27202

Professional biography:

Dr. Murtomaa is Professor and Head of the Department of Oral Public Health, University of Helsinki, Finland. He has served in different academic positions and has worked as a WHO consultant on several occasions. Dr. Murtomaa served as Professor in Oral Public Health in 1986 - 2014 and worked as Dean of the Institute of Dentistry in 1993 – 1998. Dr. Murtomaa has presented in several continuing education and postgraduate courses and lectured on various dental and public health related subjects, both nationally and internationally.

He is the Past President of the Association for Dental Education in Europe and a Board Member of International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations.

In 2014 Professor Murtomaa was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor title for the duration of 2014-2017 by Dr. Bayat, Dean of School of Dentistry. On October, 2017 his visiting professorship title was renewed for the second three-year period of 2017-2020.

Heikki Murtomaa paid a visit to various clinical parts of TUMS School of Dentistry on 07 June 2014.

He also took part in the first graduation ceremony of Community Oral Health Ph.D. students in TUMS, School of Dentistry on 10 June 2014. Professor Murtomma gave a speech about the importance of Community Oral Health in society.

Moreover, Professor Murtomaa completely explained the method of programmatic accreditation in the school and expressed willingness for more cooperation with the university. 



Professor Murtomma delivered a lecturethe at the school of dentistry.