Biography Note


Born in 1963, in Porto, Portugal. Studied several languages such as English, French, German and Spanish. Graduated in Dental Medicine in the University of Porto, in 1987.

Since 2017 he is Health Consultant at Heritage Wealth Advisors.

Currently post graduating in Lisbon University Nova SBE Health Management

Doutor Orlando Monteiro da Silva took office as President of the Portuguese Dental Association in 2001 and has, until July 2020, led several battles in order to achieve better conditions for dentistry and oral health.

Carried out one term as President of the Council of European Dentists, in Brussels, between 2006 and 2009.

In 2009 he was elected President-elect of the FDI – World Dental Federation, and his term as FDI President began on September 2011 and finished on 31 August 2013.

Co-Founder of the Portuguese-Speaking Countries Dental Association (Associação Dentária Lusófona – ADL

From 2019 until 2020 carried out one term as President of the Federation of European Dental Competent Authorities and Regulators.

He was President of the National Professional Associations Council (CNOP which represents 17 Orders and more than 400.000 qualified professionals in Portugal) from February 2011 until June 2020.

In February 2012, Doutor Monteiro da Silva was empowered advisor of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council until 2020.

Conferment of the Degree Honoris Causa by the University of Porto, in January 2014.

In June 2014, was conferred by election the Honorary Membership in the American Dental Association.

In December 2014 was conferred Honorary Member of the Spanish Dental Association

Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

Fellow pf the Academy Dentistry International.

Received the Gold Medal of Merit by the Municipality of Porto in 2015.

Doutor Monteiro da Silva has written numerous articles under themes such as economic crisis, liberal regulatory professions, but mainly about health. He has been invited to participate as speaker in several conferences and scientific events around the world.

Doutor Monteiro da Silva participates actively in several national and International charities and NGO’s and is particularly dedicated to the health and social sector.

His professional activity has always been met by a passion for sports, and throughout his life, he has practised several types, from football, to swimming, from parachuting, to diving and his sport from always, jogging. Family and music are an important component of his life, but also a source of inspiration, of new ideas, projects and achievements throughout his journey.

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