This trip for me illustrates more than any other done so far the ‘quiet’ force of FDI, uniting people in a common cause, oral health, transcending borders and transcending politics.
Azadi Monument, in Tehran.
I’ve been in the opening ceremony of the 52nd Congress of the Iranian Dental Association Teaching “The Failures”, Leading to “success”, which was held in Milad Tower.
Milad Tower, the tallest tower in Iran.
Opening ceremony moment.
And the FDI Leading the World to Optimal Oral Health…
With Gholamreza Ghaznavi, exhibition center on the back.
I´ve been in touch with an organized profession, a growing market in terms of demand for dental services and a world’s best standards dental medicine delivering care.
In the exhibition, at the Milad Tower Convention Center, (about 6500 m2 international brands cohexist with some local brands and distributors). In some conversation, I was told that although some difficulties, the market is very attractive…
Tea time at the exhibition.
With Jafar Dadmanesh, former IDA president.
Interview with local media with the precious translations of Amir Hashem Shahidi Bonjar.
A view from Esteghlal Hotel.
On the narrow streets of Tehran south.
I had the opportunity to be in contact with a very cosmopolitan and open minded group of colleagues, young dentists, very keen to “absorb” trends of the profession, specially in terms of post graduation and practice models of the profession in Iran.
Scientific contest between Tehran dental medicine faculties.
Gholamreza Ghaznavi, me, Akbar Fazel, dean of Dental Faculty of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Kaveh Seyedan, president of the Iranian Association of Prosthodontists.
Induction ceremony of International College of Dentists (ICD).
With Hamid Adeli-Nadjafi, president of ICD in Iran.
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Orlando Monteiro da Silva
Medical dentist for 30 years in is hometown Porto, Portugal. Is president of the Portuguese Dental Association and past president of the FDI World Dental Federation. Former president of the Council of European Dentists. (more)