Management team

NIDE’s management team is responsible for managing NIDE’s operations.

Jenni Pajunen
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

As CEO, Jenni is responsible for management and business development of Nordic Institute of Dental Education (NIDE).

Leila Perea-Lowery 
Academic Coordinator

As Academic Coordinator, Leila is responsible for academic affairs, including course planning, contents and quality assurance within the Nordic Institute of Dental Education (NIDE).

Elli Abdou 
Training Coordinator

Elli is responsible for managing the arrangements for the visitor groups and contributes to marketing and quality control of NIDE. 

 

Advisors and management

Nordic Institute of Dental Education brings together the brightest minds from both dental and business worlds. In addition to our lecturers, advisors and management, we are also supported by the organizations of Planmeca and University of Turku.

Advisors

NIDE's advisors are leading experts in the field of dentistry, bringing their knowhow and insight into our course program. Our current advisors include:

Dr. Pekka Vallittu
DDS, PhD, FADM, Professor at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku

 

Dr. Juha Varrela
DDS, PhD, Dean of the Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku

 

Dr. Kari Pihlman
Dr. Licenciate in Dental Surgery, Private Practice

 

Dr. Jukka Meurman
M.D, PhD, DOdont., FDSRCSEd, Professor, Head Physician, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki

 

Dr. Marika Doepel
DDS, PhD Associate Professor, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku

 

Board of directors

NIDE's board is responsible for NIDE's strategic guidelines and oversight. Our current board members are:

Anne Marjamäki (Chair)
Business Development Manager, University of Turku

Satu Lahti
Professor of Community Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku

Tuomas Lokki
Senior Vice President, Planmeca

Helianna Puhlin – Nurminen
Vice President, Digital Imaging and Applications Division, Planmeca

Maarit Vannas
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Planmeca

Eeva Ryödi (Secretary)
Legal Counsel, University of Turku