About Jan Lindhe

Professor Jan Lindhe

Jan Lindhe was appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Periodontology at University of Gothenburg in 1969. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Odontology in Gothenburg from 1977 to 1983 and from 1990 to1993 and also served as the Dean of School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA, between 1983 and 1988. Jan Lindhe was Editor for 6 editions of the textbook Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry between 1983 and 2015 and served during 30 years as the Editor in chief for Journal of Clinical Periodontology. The publication list of Jan Lindhe is extensive and he has received numerous awards and honorary assignments. His contribution to periodontology and implant dentistry is outstanding and the 50 years of lecturing worldwide has been appreciated among researchers and clinicians.


1959                      LDS – Royal School of Dentistry, Malmö, Sweden

1964                      OD, PhD – University of Lund; Sweden

1983                      DMD – School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


1967–1968           Professor and Chairman, Department of Periodontology, University of Umeå, Sweden.

1969–2001            Professor and Chairman, Department of Periodontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

1977–1983           Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

1983–1988           Dean, School of Dental Medicine, Professor of Periodontology, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

1990–1993            Dean, School of Dentistry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2001-                    Professor, Department of Periodontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


1969                      Gothenburg Dental Society Award for Basic Research – Elanderpriset

1975                      IADR Award: Basic Research in Periodontal Disease Award

1970                      Associate Editor – Scandinavian Journal of Dental Research

1973–1975           Member of Editorial Board – Journal of Periodontal Research

1974–1975           Associate Editor – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

1975-2005            Editor – Journal of Clinical Periodontology

1975                      Research Award: Swedish Dental Association (Blackska priset)

1976                      Research Award: Swedish Dental Association (Miller–priset)

1976                       Honorary Member: Finnish Dental Society

1978                      Arthur Merrit Memorial Award

1979                      Odont.Dr. H.C. University of Athens, Greece.

1982                      Med.Dr.H.C. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1982–                   Honorary Member, American Academy of Periodontology

1982                      Cordwainer Lecturer, London University

1984–                   Honorary member, Southern Academy of Periodontology

1984                      Lecturer of the year Award, Academy of Advanced Dental Studies

1984                      Odont. Dr. H.C., University of Århus, Denmark

1987                      Sweitzer Research Award, Greater New York Academy of Prostodontics.

1987                      Member: National Academies of Practice Dentistry, Washington, DC

1991                      Fellow ; The Royal College of Surgeons of England

1994                      Research Award: Patientmedelsfonden för odontologisk profylaxforskning.

1997                      Honorary member, Hellenic Society of Periodontology (HSP).

1997                      Dr. H.C. University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy.

1997                      Honorary member, Dutch Society of Periodontology

1998                      Honorary Fellow; the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

2006                      Swedish Dental Society´s International Prize

2009                      The Norton M Ross Award; American Dental Association

2009                      The William J. Gies Periodontology Award

2011                      Dr. H.C. University Tessaloniki, Greece

2011                      Honorary citizen, City of Padova, Italy

2012                      Honorary Member, Spanish Society of Periodontology

More than 400 original research publications, textbooks, and textbook chapters


Professor Jan Lindhe