Myron Allukian Jr. (USA)


Dr. Allukian, Vice-Chair of the Oral Health Work Group, World Federation of Public Health Associations, is board certified in dental public health. He was the Dental Director for the City of Boston for 34 years and is a Past President of the American Public Health Association (APHA), the first Vietnam veteran and second dentist in 118 years. He is also a Past President of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, American Association for Community Dental Programs, and the American Board of Dental Public Health. Now he is the Treasurer of the North East Regional Board of Dental Examiners and has over 140 publications/ abstracts with 20 book chapters.

Dr. Allukian served as Chairman of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Work Group on Fluoridation and Dental Health for the 1990 Prevention Objectives for the Nation, and the Dental Advisory Committees for Healthy People 2000, 2010, and 2020, the National Health Objectives. While with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam, he set up a “people to people” program in orphanages, refugee camps and villages. He was the Dental Clinical Director of the New England AIDS Education and Training and was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1991.

Dr. Allukian was the first dentist to receive the Sedgwick Medal for Distinguished Service in Public Health, APHA’s highest award, and has an Honorary Fellowship in the Royal Society of Health of Great Britain.

He has a BS from Tufts University, DDS from the University of Pennsylvania, and MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is on the dental faculties of Harvard, Tufts and Boston Universities. Dr. Allukian has been called “The Social Conscience of Dentistry.”

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