Prof. Mikael Zimmerman
Dr Mikael Zimmerman, DDS, PhD, associated professor.
Dr Mikael Zimmerman is one of the prominent professionals in quality assurance, hygiene and infection control in dentistry. He is also a well known international lecturer and consultant in both the dental and the medical field. Dr Mikael Zimmerman is, working with development and education concerning cross-infection, quality assurance and quality development in the dental field. On several occasions, Dr Mikael Zimmerman has been an advisor to the Swedish Foreign Ministry on hygiene and infection control. He has also been an advisor to the Swedish Armed Forces in the development of the Medical Care System to be used by The Nordic Battle Group. Dr Mikael Zimmerman is a member of the subgroup for dental professionals within Strama – the Swedish strategic programme against antibiotic resistance.
Dr. Petteri Sjögren
Dr. Petteri Sjögren has a DDS degree from Umeå University, and a PhD in medicine from Linköping University, with a final paper about evidence-based methodologies and how to use research data in clinical practice.
Different research projects resulted in authorship in about thirty peer-reviewed research articles, most of them about geriatric dentistry, many related to evidence-based dentistry and medicine, and a few systematic reviews.
Currently, Dr. Sjögren is dental and quality director at a Swedish dental care company Oral Care. As a member of the company’s management group, during the last decade he participated in building up a domiciliary dental care organization in Sweden, covering the geographical regions with the three largest cities and neighboring areas. He played a major part in building up the company’s clinical research in geriatric dentistry, including a collaboration network with academic representatives. He worked with clinical dentistry, including domiciliary dental care for elderly.
Since 2011 he is also part-time employed at the HTA-Centrum, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg. HTA-centrum is a regional Health Technology Assessment organization. As an HTA-methodologist his main tasks are leading project groups consisting of medical and academical experts. Until now, these projects have resulted in over 3o completed systematic reviews (i.e. HTA-reports).