Copenhagen, September 2020

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am writing to let you know that my health is in critical condition, therefore I would like to write you all a big sincere thanks for all these years of collaboration.

I have started my career in trauma treatment in 1963, that is 6 years earlier than the first human being on the moon. 57 years later, I have seen all kind of changes in in the world, and my pursue for a dream is as strong as ever.
I am so thankful to have had such a long career, I could not have achieved it without your constant support. I arrived in Rigshospitalet as a 28-year-old intern. I had great teachers and I have had the opportunity to grow from trainee to mentor for so many dentist generations. I have seen many of you grow and contribute to Dental Traumatology. This year I just turned 85 years old, still working, still dreaming and feeling passion for Dental Trauma and its consequences in people’s life. Dental trauma for me it is not restricted to the scientific side, it is also about human contact, a good and effective treatment in trauma has repercussions in the psyche of a patient. The saying says – Nobody knows what they have until it is gone – tooth loss for trauma is something we can help with.

For that reason, I would like to invite you to keep up with researching and giving the best treatment to the millions of new trauma patients each year. That is the best gift you could give me. I also urge you to help me secure the long-term viability of my life work – The Dental Trauma Guide. If you wish to donate to promote further research in Dental Trauma, please use the following bank information and reference Jens Ove Andreasen:

Danske Bank A/S
Holmens Kanal 2-12
DK-1092 Copenhagen K
Account no.: 3543 12148860
IBAN no.: DK2130000012148860

I wish you all the best.

Yours Sincerely,

Jens Ove Andreasen
DDS Dr.odont. h.c.