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2/2022
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In memoriam

In memory of Professor Krystyna Fetkowska-Mielnik

Maria Mielnik-Błaszczak
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Dorota Krawczyk
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Chair and Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Online publish date: 2022/06/24
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Professor Krystyna Fetkowska-Mielnik, MD, PhD was an eminent specialist and creator of children dentistry in the Lublin macro-region. Her scholarly, didactic, and medical activities have always been driven by the inner need and passion. Professor Fetkowska- Mielnik was an exemplary scientist and organizer, model teacher, and tutor. She was extremely hard working and disciplined, characterized by multidisciplinary interests and sensitivity to problems of other people. She combined enormous knowledge, internal culture, and teaching skills – qualities, which so rarely appear together. Professor Krystyna Fetkowska-Mielnik was born on April, 28th, 1931. Having received her matriculation certificate in Warsaw, Krystyna Fetkowska-Mielnik began studying at the Faculty of Medicine at Medical Academy in Warsaw. She graduated in 1953 and was awarded a diploma of Doctor of Dentistry. In the same year, she began working at the Medical Academy of Lublin as an assistant. In 1963, she defended her doctoral dissertation and was granted the title MD, PhD. She had second-degree specialization in conservative dentistry and children’s dentistry. In 1979, based on her doctoral dissertation entitled “Research of cariostatic action of fluorine on tooth’s hard tissue”, she was awarded the title PhD, with habilitation degree. Krystyna Fetkowska-Mielnik became Associate Professor in 1987, and full Professor in 1994. Beginning with 1981, the Professor was the Head of the Developmental Age Department of Dentistry at the Medical University of Lublin. Professor Fetkowska-Mielnik was one of the people who combined scientific knowledge with characteristics of a great academic teacher and skilled organizer. She was characterized by multidisciplinary interests, sensitivity, and concern for healthy teeth of the youngest patients. She had second-degree specialization in conservative dentistry and children’s dentistry. Professor Fetkowska-Mielnik was one of the people who combine scientific knowledge with characteristics of a great academic teacher and skilled organizer. She was responsible for the organization of work at the Department. The Department dealt with dentistry prophylaxis and various types of hard tissue diseases and teeth injuries as well as different aspects of saliva immunology. Children requiring special attention were taken care at the Department. During her 20 years of active work as the Head of the Developmental Age of Dentistry Department, Professor...


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