HIMSS and Health 2.0 European Conference Helsinki, Finland 7-9 September 2020
Kyösti Oikarinen is professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery and member of the City Council in Oulu, Finland.
Oikarinen is a trained dentist and he has been working at the university since his graduation in 1978. He was a professor in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1994-2017 at the Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu. From the year 2013 until the end of 2017 he was the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in Oulu. He has also worked long academic periods abroad e.g. in Kuwait, Sweden, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.
Kyösti Oikarinen has also a long career as an elected politician in the City of Oulu. Between 2005 and 2012, he was a member of the City Council in Oulu during which years he held several positions of trust e.g. the Chairman of the City Council and Chairman of the Merger Board of Oulu as well as the Chairman of the Board of Oulu Region. He was re-elected into the City Council in April 2017 and was the Chairman of the Oulu City Executive Board in 2017-2020.