Honorary Professorship to Dr. Øystein Fardal, past president of ScSP, at the University of Aberdeen

Posted 12.02.2017

Dr. Øystein Fardal has been made an honorary Professor in the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences within the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

The University of Aberdeen is one of the oldest universities in Scotland, established in 1495.

Professor Fardal received a BDS in 1981 from Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB), Dip Perio in 1985 from University of Toronto, MRCD of Canada in 1985, Cand odont. University of Oslo, spes. periodontics, Norway 1986, MDS in 1987 and PhD in 2002 from Queen’s University of Belfast.

He has served as a board member and subsequently as the president of both the Norwegian Society of Periodontology and later the Scandinavian Society of Periodontology. He was a co-chairman, organising the ”First Baltic Sea conference on Periodontology” in Vilnius, Lithuania, bringing together colleagues from the Baltic States, Russia, Poland and all of Scandinavia.

Professor Fardal is a much sought after teacher and lecturer, he has been invited to lecture in the USA, Canada, Lithuania, United Kingdom, Italy, Austria, Iceland and all parts of Scandinavia.

His research focuses on the long-term results of peridontal and implant therapy in private practice. The results are both objectively measured and focused on patients’ inputs.

The main strength of this innovative research is that it is carried out in private clinical practice with the same operator over a long period of time in a catchment area with a stable patient population. This is highly relevant, as the majority of dental treatment is carried out in private practice worldwide. In addition, there is generally a scarcity of high quality of research from private practice. The research has been published in the top dental journals rated by impact factor.