Dr HEIKKI TALA
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Dr HEIKKI T A L A
(born 19 April 1939, Kiikka, Finland)

Kurukuja 3 A 1
FI-04400 Jarvenpaa
Suomi-Finland
Tel. +358 400 607 317
heikki.tala@fimnet.fi

* Member of Järvenpää City Council 2009-
* President, Suomalaisuuden liitto ry (The Finnish Alliance,
est. 1906) 2003-
* Director, GEPEC (Global Engineering, Promotion and Education Collaborative), Canada 2004-08

Education
* Licentiate of Dentistry, Turku University, Finland 1964
* Master of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA 1972
* Specialist in Public Health 1976
* Competency in Health Administration 1981
* PhD, Kuopio University, Finland 1984
* Associate professor in health administration, Tampere University, Finland 1987

Occupational history
* Clinical dentist in Kauhajoki, Finland 1964-70
* District dentist in Lindesberg, Sweden 1968-69
* Chief Dental Officer, National Board of Health of Finland, 1970-89 
* Deputy Director of Primary Health Care, NBH of Finland 1989-91 
* Chief Dental Officer, Terveysankkurit Oy, 1991
* Chief Medical Officer, National Medico-legal Agency, Finland, 1995
* Visiting professor, Thammasat University, Thailand, 1999-2003

* Permanent expert advisor to a number of National agencies 1991-2004
* Lecturer in a number of institutions in Finland and abroad, 1972-
* Chairman, secretary and member in numerous national committees, etc., 1964–2002

UN World Health Organization
- WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Oral Health member 1983-99
WHO Advisor/Consultant: Columbia (1977), Congo (1979), United Arab Emirates (UNICEF 1981, 1994-97), Switzerland (1981, HQ 1985-6), Syria (1981-95), DDR (1983, 1984), Japan (1983, 1984), Thailand (1983), Finland (1984), Ireland (1984), Portugal (1985),  Kuwait (1986),  Iran (1998–2007), Morocco (2009)

- President of WHO/FDI World Chief Dental Officers’ Conference; Tokyo (1983), Helsinki (1984), Belgrad (1985)

* Consultant for Foreign Ministry of Finland (FINNIDA), inTanzania (1984), China (1994)
* Consultant for the Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates (1995)
* Consultant for Foreign Ministry of Denmark (DANIDA) in Syria (1984), Kuwait (1986)
* Consultant of Federation Dentaire International, 1979
* Invited speaker in > 20 countries
* External evaluator etc. in PhD-thesis and other scientific documents (Finland, USA, Sweden, Tanzania, Sudan, Iran)

* Chairman of the Public Health Section of the Finnish Dental Society 1973-75
* President of the Helsinki-Kallio Rotary Club (Rotarian from 1964-) 1989-90
* Member of Järvenpää Rotary Club 1.1.2009-
* Vice-chairman and member of board of the Finnish Alliance 1988-97
* Chairman of the Finnish-Carelian Association 1990-96
* Founding member and board member of Doctors against tobacco (DAT) 1994-
* Positions of trust in numerous other organizations 1960-

* Officer of 1st class of the Order of the Lion of Finland (SL 1 R) 1991
* Silver medal of the Finnish Dental Society 75th anniversary 1989
* Honorary Member of the Public Health Section of the Finnish Dental Society 1989
* Honorary Member of the Finnish Health Center Dentists’ Association 1994
* Silver badge of the Finnish Health Center Dentists’ Association 1988
* US Armed Forces Institute of Pathology badge 1972
* Triumph Cars Club of Finland; Member of the Year 1995
* Johannes Linnankoski silver medal of the Finnish Alliance 1999
* Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International 2001

More than 500 publications (scientific reports, articles, books, etc) in domestic and international literature. Referee in dental and medical journals. TV and radio presentations. (10 January 2009)

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