Poul Holm-Pedersen

Poul Holm-Pedersen

Professor, emeritus

Academic degrees

DDS, The Royal Dental College, Copenhagen, Denmark 1959

Dr Odont, The Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark 1973


Jus Practicandi, National Health Services of Denmark 1962

Dental Licence, State of Connecticut, Department of Health Services, USA 1987

Academic appointments

1963-71: Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontology, The Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark

1968-71: Visiting Scientist, The Departments of Anatomy and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Göteborg, Sweden

1971-73: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark

1973-74: Lasby Visiting Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

1974-86: Associate Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Gerontology, The Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark

1981-86: Director, Clinic of Oral Gerontology, The Royal Dental College, Aarhus, Denmark

1985: Visiting Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, USA

1986-89: Director of Geriatric Dentistry, University of Connecticut Health Center, Connecticut, USA

1986-89: Assistant Director, University of Connecticut Center on Aging, USA

1898-97: Professor and Head, Department of Geriatric Dentistry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

1997-2000: Professor and Head, Department of Gerodontology, University of Bergen, Norway

2000-2012: Professor and Director, Copenhagen Gerontological Oral Health Research Center, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2012-: Professor Emeritus, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Hospital appointments

1987-89: John Dempsey University Hospital, Farmington, Connecticut, USA

1987-90: Hebrew Home and Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA


1974: Lasby Award, University of Minnesota

1979: Danish Society of Periodontology Award

1980: Hibitane Award-Harld Löe's Travelling Fellowship

1985: Flou-Calcin Award, Royal Dental College, Copenhagen

1991: Teacher of the Year, elected by the dental students, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

1998: IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Geriatric Oral Research, Nice, France; Loader-Brenes Espinach Award in Gerodontology, Pierre Fauchard Academy, Chicago, USA/San Jose, Costa Rica

2000: Honorary Member, European College of Gerodontology

Selected academic activities

1983: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 6th Scandinavian Congress on Gerontology (6. Nordiske Kongres i Gerontologi), Oragnizer and Chairperson on the Session on Dental Medicine, Copenhagen, Denmark

1984-: Charter Member and Member of the Executive Board, International Association of Gerodontology, Paris, France

1986: Participant in a collaborative project of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), The National Institute of Dental Research (NIDR) and the Veterans Administration (VA), USA to further research on oral health in older persons, Washington, DC, USA

1987-88: Study Section Advisor, National Institutes of Health (NIDR/NIH) Peer Review System, Oral Biology and Medicine Study Section, Bethesda, MD, USA

1987-91: Board Member, American Society for Geriatric Dentistry

1988: Member of the NIDR RCOH (Research Centers on Oral Health in Aging), Special Review Committee, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA

1990-94: Councillor, European College of Gerodontology

1994-97: Board Member, Swedish Gerontologial Society

1995-99: Councillor for Sweden, International Association of Gerontology, European Council Participant in World Workshop in Periodontics, Section 3B: Periodontal Implications: Older Adults. The American Academy of Periodontology, Landsdowne, Virginia, USA

1994-97: President Elect and President, European College of Gerodontology

1996: President, 7th European Congress of Gerodontology, Berlin, Germany

1997-2000: Vice-President, Presidetn-Elect and General Program CHair (GPC), and President, Geriatric Oral Research Group of the IADR

1999-2001: Advisor, Alpha Net Project on Gerodontology (between collaborating countries of the Euorpean Union and Latin America)

2008: Member of Steering Committee, Copenhagen Aging and Midlife Biobank (CAMB), Institute of Public Health and Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Graduate students

Ten graduate students (PhD programs, Denmark; Postdoctoral Fellowships, USA; and Dr Med Sci, Sweden)


Editorial board member: Gerondontology

Member of scientific advisory board: Danish Dental Journal

Serves as referee for 14 international scientific journals

International collaboration

New York University, New York, USA

Columbia University, New York, USA

Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden


Has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles, review articles, and textbook chapters. Has edited 3 international textbooks. One textbook is in press.


Dr Odont

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