For over 50 years, a faculty member, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, also on the faculty of Tufts and Boston University Schools of Dental Medicine, and a consultant to NYU Langone Health; A Past President, American Public Health Association(APHA) and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences since 1991.
Dr. Allukian, is board certified in dental public health. He was the Dental Director for the City of Boston for 34 years and as 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. For 4 years he was the Treasurer for the Commission on Dental Competency and Assessment (CDCA) and has over 150 publications/abstracts with 23 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 also the Dental Clinical Director of the New England AIDS Education and Training program..
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.
Currently, he is President of the Massachusetts Coalition For Oral Health, Vice Chair, Oral Health Working Group, World Federation of Public Health Associations, and Vice President, American Fluoridation Society.
He has a BS from Tufts University, DDS from the University of Pennsylvania, and MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Allukian has been called “The Social Conscience of Dentistry.”