Anne B. Gunn, DDS
DDS, University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1995 (the first foreign-educated foreign student to obtain advanced standing, in 1995)
DDS, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 1988. (The Nobel Prize for medicine is awarded at Karolinska Institute).
Visiting Dental student, New York University's College of Dentistry, 1987.
5 years practice in Sweden.
9 years private dental practice in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.
Member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the premier US professional association for continuing education in dentistry.

Swedish-American Dental Facts

Swedish and American dentistry are the most respected internationally. 

Sweden has long been associated with its high quality of craftsmanship, its elevated spirit of innovation and her exceptionally high quality of care.  Those qualities are embodied in the automotive industry, music and, amongst other thing, Swedish design.  In a profound way, that reputation carries through and is extended to dentistry.
WELCOME to the world of Swedish dentistry

Education: Swedish and American institutions have, relative to the vast majority of its international peers, an uncommonly high degree of educational inter-connections. 

*Many of the past and present deans of American dental schools are Swedish (including UCLA, the University of Washington, University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester)
*Present and past prominent faculty at US dental schools are Swedish or have Swedish dental education (including: Columbia University, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland-Baltimore)
*Many US faculty, dental practitioners and researchers have spent extended fellowships at Swedish dental institutions
Significant dental student-to-dental student exchanges between Sweden and the U.S. (e.g. Tufts University)
Research and Development: Swedish and American dentists have a long history of collaboration in areas critical to the practice of dentistry worldwide 

Many joint studies have taken place between U.S.  and Swedish dental institutions
Swedish dental research publications are seen as amongst the most desirable in which to publish scientific articles on dentistry
Large numbers of standard, recommended reading lists are populated by Swedish researchers' publications and studies
A large amount of American clinical studies are based on Swedish research
Innovation: for a country with a population of New York City, Swedish dentistry has been the trend-setter in areas critical in dentistry

In mainstream areas as Implantology and Periodontics, as well as in pedagogic areas such as Problem Based Learning in dentistry, Sweden is noted for its cutting-edge innovations within the dental field. 
The Brånemark System, has set the standard of care in replacement of missing teeth.  
Sweden is noted as a 'standard setter' in the attempt to create a mercury free dental environment
Swedish practitioners and researchers been shown to be key opinion leaders in areas related to tobacco and dental care.
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