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Hannu S. Larjava

DDS, PhD, DipPerio
Professor
Head, Department of Oral Biological & Medical Sciences
Chair, Division of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene
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Office:
Rm: JBM 366
Tel: 604-822-6822
Fax: 604-822-3562

Lab:
Rm: JBM 346
Lab of Periodontal Biology
Tel: 604-822-0744
Fax: 604-822-3562


Research Areas:

keratinocyte integrins and wound healing; periodontal proteoglycans

Teaching Areas:

Graduate periodontics


Dr. Larjava graduated from the University of Turku , Finland, in 1978 (DDS) and earned his PhD from the same institution in 1984. He then specialized in periodontics (1987) and moved to the NIH for a postdoc at the National Cancer Institute, supervised by Dr. Kenneth Yamada. Dr. Larjava was then invited to the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he spent 1.5 years as an Associate Professor performing research work and clinical teaching. After a short time in Finland, Dr. Larjava was appointed as the Chair, Division of Periodontics and Director, Graduate Periodontics at the University of British Columbia in 1993. He has an active research interest in the functions of keratinocytes in wound healing and in periodontal proteoglycans.