Svante Twetman is a specialised paediatric dentist and professor of Cariology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the dental school in 1974 and holds the PhD and Odont. Dr. degree from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
He is also consultant at the Maxillo-facial unit, Halland Hospital in Halmstad, Sweden. The research is focused on fluoride and microbial aspects on oral ecology, biofilms and caries risk assessment/caries prevention in children and young adults. The research has to a large extent been performed in clinical settings with supplementary laboratory studies. Dr. Twetman has authored and co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed papers.
He is a consultant of The Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) for assessment of systematic reviews and knowledge gaps. Among several awards, he received the IADR distinguished scientist award in 2010, IADR Borrow Award in 2011 and Song-Eum Med-Pharm Award in 2012.