Perio Specialty Group
Creating Healthy, Beautiful Smiles

Dr. Hannu Larjava


DDS, PhD, Dip.Perio, FCDS(BC)

Dr. Larjava graduated with a DDS from the University of Turku, Finland in 1978, completed his PhD in 1984, and finished the specialty training in periodontics in 1987. He then received an International NIH Fellowship to further his research training as a postdoctoral fellow at NIH between 1987-1988.

Dr. Larjava was then invited to the University of Alabama at Birmingham to become an Associate Professor in Periodontics. He then returned back to his home country for three years to teach periodontics and do research.
Dr. Larjava joined UBC in 1993 as the Chair in the Division of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene and as the Director of Graduate Periodontics. In 1994 he successfully passed the B.C. specialty examination in periodontics and has continued to practice periodontics.

He has published over 120 reports on various topics in the area of periodontics and wound healing.