Orlando Monteiro da Silva receives honorary doctorate from University of Porto

January 13, 2014

Orlando Monteiro da SilvaThe University of Porto conferment of degree doctor honoris causa to Orlando Monteiro da Silva, by proposal of the Faculty of Dental Medicine. It’s the first time that a dentist is recognised in Portugal.

With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto is currently one the most prestigious higher education institutions of Europe.

A public institution close to 32,000 students, 2,400 teachers and researchers along with 1,600 administrative staff attend its 15 schools and 60 scientific research units, spread across three university campuses located in the city of Porto.

With 14 faculties and a business school, the University of Porto provides an exceptional variety of courses, covering the whole range of study areas and all levels of higher education. In fact, offering over 600 training programmes per year (from degrees to continuous professional training), the University of Porto has teaching solutions for everyone.

The immediately previous distinguished was Jean-Claude Juncker in 2013. See all 79 contemplated here since 1921.

Biography Note

Orlando Monteiro da Silva was born in Porto and graduated in dentistry from the Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Porto.

President of the Portuguese Dental Association since 2001, Orlando Monteiro da Silva has occupied several functions both in national and international prominent institutions.

In 2003 he was elected to the board of the Council of European Dentists, CED, having later served a mandate as its president, between 2006 and 2009.

In 2004, he was a candidate for the council of FDI – World Dental Federation, having become the first Portuguese person to assume decision-making functions within this global organization of dentistry. He promoted the adhesion of East Timor, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and the Lusophone Dental Association to the FDI.

University of PortoThe importance of advocating for Portuguese dentists and dentistry both nationally and internationally, as well as for the relevance of learning and of bringing experiences from abroad, have marked his work as President of the Portuguese Dental Association, Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, regulatory body of the profession in Portugal.

In 2011 he acted as president of FDI – World Dental Federation, a position he occupied until the end of his term in August 2013.

In 2011, he was elected president of the National Council of Professional Associations (CNOP) and in 2012 he took office as councillor of the Portuguese Economic and Social Council, for four years from 2011 to 2015.


The PDA Congress 2013 in Lisbon. More than a congress…

December 17, 2013

The Portuguese Dental Association (PDA) organise, every year, the largest dental congress in Portugal. This year it took place in Lisbon, from 21 till 23 November under the Tagus River scenery.

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With a scientific programme of renowned national and international experts, the conferences – covering all aspects of dental medicine today, of PDA congress had all the conference rooms stretched to the limit of its capacity. Nearly 8000 participants, from some 17 countries, filled the conferences rooms.

Opening Ceremony
This year’s Opening Ceremony, on 22 November, included a Portuguese comedian, named Nilton, for a relaxed glimpse of the profession just before of institutional speeches.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

We had the honour to have the presence of the Portuguese Minister of Health, Paulo Macedo, as well as the Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Luis Campos Ferreira.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

“(…) One last thing is that health services trust dentists and we believe that Portuguese people have reason to be proud of the quality of their dentists”, said Paulo Macedo, Minister of Health.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

Adressing the conferencists as president of Portuguese Dental Association, Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas.

Expo-Dentária

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

Expo-Dentária was visited for more than 6640 professionals of oral health. PDA exhibition is an important international landmark in its field.

Below, a fashion show, one of several parallel initiatives at the exhibition.

XXII Congresso da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas - 21, 22 e 23 de novembro de 2013, Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - Arquivos em https://www.omd.pt/congresso/2013.

ADL (Portuguese Speaking Dental Associations) participants group photo.

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More than 2200 participants partying in a special venue.
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OFICIAL DATA
Participants at the scientific programme: 2748
Lectures: 67
Scientific Presentations: 128
Visitors to Expo-Dentária: 6641
Companies: 115
Staff: 250


Obrigado Lisboa! Lisbon hosted the FDI Mid Year Council Meetings

March 20, 2012

By FDI executive director proposal, the FDI council assented to hold the Mid Year Council and Committees Meetings in Lisbon. It was the first time that those meetings were out of the FDI head office.

Me and Jean-Luc Eisele, FDI Executive Director.

Me and Jean-Luc Eisele, FDI Executive Director.

Plenary working session Council and all participants at the FDI committee meetings.

Council meeting.

Council meeting.

Remuneration Committee meeting.

Remuneration Committee meeting.

Communications & Members Support Committee meeting.

Communications & Members Support Committee meeting.

Dental Practice Committee meeting.

Dental Practice Committee meeting.

Colleagues at a small break of the Committee meetings.

Colleagues at a small break of the Committee meetings.

On Tuesday, March 13 all of we were invited for a dinner sponsored by Unilever. It took place at the Tivoli Theater, located at the heart of Avenida da Liberdade a cosmopolitan and big avenue, in Lisbon.

With Monica Carlile, regional marketing manager for Unilever Oral Care Europe.

With Monica Carlile, regional marketing manager for Unilever Oral Care Europe.

At Unilever dinner.

At Unilever dinner.

I wanted to present my colleagues from the five continents with a taste of Portuguese tradition. Here it is the famous “Pastéis de Belém”.

I wanted to present my colleagues from the five continents with a taste of Portuguese tradition. Here it is the famous “Pastéis de Belém”.

World Dental Development & Health Promotion (public health) meeting.

World Dental Development & Health Promotion (public health) meeting.

Dental Practice Committee.

Dental Practice Committee.

Portuguese night at the Restaurant “Clube de Fado”. The sound of a Portuguese Guitar with Portuguese traditional cooking (codfish was the dish choosen) at the ancient Lisbon, in Alfama, gave a different color!

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Fado singer Cuca Roseta ended the night.

Fado singer Cuca Roseta ended the night.

I believe that everyone enjoyed Lisbon. I was very pleased how things went. The meetings were extensive but fruitful. In several aspects FDI won with this decision on organizing the meetings in Lisbon. Thank you Lisbon!


Saúde Oral debatida na RTP Informação

January 25, 2012

A RTP dedicou o dia para analisar o estado da saúde em Portugal. Na qualidade de bastonário da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas, comentei o setor da saúde oral. Destaquei o excesso de faculdades de medicina dentária e a necessidade de alargar o programa cheque-dentista a mais segmentos da população.


22º aniversário da FMDUP. Eu vou…

January 4, 2012

fmdup-22anosA Faculdade de Medicina Dentária da Universidade do Porto (FMDUP) comemora no próximo dia 6 de janeiro, sexta-feira, o seu 22 º aniversário com mais um Dia da FMDUP, que tem início às 09:30 horas, no Auditório da FMDUP.

Terei oportunidade de fazer uma intervenção sobre o tema “A medicina dentária portuguesa no enquadramento internacional”.

Consulte o programa completo na página oficial do evento.


U.Porto Alumni veio conhecer-me melhor

January 3, 2012

Na viragem do primeiro Centenário da Universidade do Porto, a U.Porto Alumni publicou uma entrevista comigo, que está disponível para consulta em pdf.

U.Porto Alumni Magazine

Pequeno exerto da entrevista:

Orlando Monteiro da Silva assegura que a Ordem é hoje encarada como um “parceiro credível”, acrescentando ainda que a entidade que lidera foi responsável “pela mudança de uma visão da medicina dentária quase grotesca, em que a dor surgia associada à profissão”. Contudo, reconhece que, em Portugal, “ainda falta fazer o percurso da acessibilidade da população à medicina dentária. O Programa Nacional de Promoção da Saúde Oral [conhecido por “cheque-dentista”] foi um avanço bastante grande, mas apenas para alguns grupos especiais da população e não para a generalidade dos cidadãos”.

Como bastonário, Orlando Monteiro da Silva passou a participar em reuniões das ordens e associações socioprofissionais europeias. E daí surgiu a vontade de uma intervenção ao mais alto nível nas organizações corporativas internacionais, acabando por ser eleito, em 2006, presidente do Conselho Europeu dos Dentistas. Essa vontade de intervenção à escala global levou-o ainda mais longe: à Federação Dentária Internacional, cuja presidência assumiu em 2011. “Gostei muito de ter consciência de que alguns dos nossos problemas não são só nossos – são transversais. A abordagem internacional permite contactar realidades diferentes e trazer algumas coisas para Portugal. Ajuda-me imenso no cargo que exerço cá”, assegura o bastonário.


Ready for 2012!

January 1, 2012

100% ready for 2012!
North Atlantic, Porto
Seawater temperature: 15 ° C
Outdoor temperature: 10 ° C
1st January, 11:00 AM…


CNOP’s delegation met Assembly Republic’s president

December 21, 2011

Last December I met with the president of the Assembly of the Republic, Assunção Esteves, which is the assembly that represents all Portuguese citizens.

The main issue of our conversation was the importance of the qualified professions in Portugal, once that I was there as president of the National Council of the Professional Orders (CNOP).

CNOP’s delegation met Assembly Republic’s president


Noites de Medicina Dentária: “Ser Médico Dentista”

December 13, 2011

“Ser Médico Dentista” foi o tema da palestra que proferi nas Noites de Medicina Dentária, evento organizado pelo Núcleo de Medicina Dentária da Associação de Estudantes do ISCS-N (CESPU), no último dia 5 de dezembro, no Campus Universitário de Gandra, Paredes.

Esteve presente uma vasta audiência de alunos dos vários anos do mestrado integrado em medicina dentária. Marcaram presença também vários docentes e responsáveis da CESPU.

Apesar de fortemente engripado, foi para mim um enorme prazer partilhar com a audiência a minha experiência do que é “Ser médico dentista” e interagir numa animada sessão de comentários com alguns dos presentes. Os meus agradecimentos ao Núcleo de Medicina Dentária da Associação de Estudantes do ISCS-N (CESPU).


It Was Much More Than A Congress…

November 28, 2011

The 20th Annual Congress of the Portuguese Dental Association was held last 10, 11 and 12 November, in Lisbon. With renowned national and international speakers, with a great organization committee and with a professional and dedicated team we had done a memorable celebration of the twentieth PDA congress.

10th November

Main entrance of the Congress Centre

Main entrance of the Congress Centre

Desk of the registration badges

Desk of the registration badges

The doors opened at 9 am to receive 5745 visitants and delegates.

I had the honor to have the presence of several delegations from other dental associations and countries worldwide. Angola; Brazilian Dental Association (ABO, ABCD and APCD); Bulgarian Dental Association; Cape Verde Dental Association; Guinea Bissau Dental Association; Iranian Dental Association and from the Greater New York Dental Meeting. The Executive Director of FDI, the Vice-President of the Council of European Dentists and representatives from IADS were present as well.

With Babak Sayahpour (left), Jean-Luc Eisele and Marko Gvero

With Babak Sayahpour (left), Jean-Luc Eisele and Marko Gvero

With João Aquino (left), president of the PDA Board of Ethics and Discipline; Mamadu Cande, president of the Guinea-Bissau Dental Association and António Felino chairman of the PDA Oral Surgery College

With João Aquino (left), president of the PDA Board of Ethics and Discipline; Mamadu Cande, president of the Guinea-Bissau Dental Association and António Felino chairman of the PDA Oral Surgery College

With Cathy Jameson

With Cathy Jameson

11th November

Friday was the day of the Opening Ceremony with the presence of the Health Secretary of State, Dr. Fernando Leal da Costa.

Me and the president of the Organizing Committee of the Congress welcoming the secretary of State Assistant to the Minister for Health, Fernando Leal da Costa

Me and the president of the Organizing Committee of the Congress welcoming the secretary of State Assistant to the Minister for Health, Fernando Leal da Costa

It was announced important news for Oral Health, such as the enlargement of the Oral Health Program, by the Secretary of State and by my side the strategy to implement the new Nomenclature Table of PDA.

Opening Ceremony of the 20th Portuguese Dental Association Dental Meeting

Opening Ceremony of the 20th Portuguese Dental Association Dental Meeting

Opening speech of the president of the Organizing Committee, Eunice Carrilho

Opening speech of the president of the Organizing Committee, Eunice Carrilho

Myself addressing to the colleagues

Myself addressing to the colleagues

Solemn Session Speech | Discurso de Cerimónia de Abertura

Honorable national and international guests

Honorable national and international guests

The exhibition Expo-Dentária is already a renowned brand, this year with 115 companies present.

View of one of the Exhibition Hall

View of one of the Exhibition Hall

With the secretary of State, Fernando Leal da Costa and with the president of the Iranian Dental Association, Reza Ghaznavi

With the secretary of State, Fernando Leal da Costa and with the president of the Iranian Dental Association, Reza Ghaznavi

Visit to Expo-Dentária

Visit to Expo-Dentária

During the visit to the main Exhibition Hall, with Pedro Pires (vice-president of the PDA Board), Jean-Luc Eisele, FDI executive director and with Fernando Leal da Costa, secretary of State

During the visit to the main Exhibition Hall, with Pedro Pires (vice-president of the PDA Board), Jean-Luc Eisele, FDI executive director and with Fernando Leal da Costa, secretary of State

Outside of the Congress venue

Outside of the Congress venue

The Gala Dinner of the Congress took place at the Oriente Museum followed by a huge party at Kapital to celebrate the 20 years of PDA Congresses. The place were small for all of whom wanted to join us.

By night, at the entrance of Kapital!

By night, at the entrance of Kapital!

With Portuguese colleagues, from left to right: João Dias, José Rosa, Nuno Montezuma, João Braga and João Caramês

With Portuguese colleagues, from left to right: João Dias, José Rosa, Nuno Montezuma, João Braga and João Caramês

12th Novembro

Last day of the congress! The conferences rooms still full of colleagues.

Meeting room with a renowned Portuguese speaker, Sampaio Fernandes

Meeting room with a renowned Portuguese speaker, Sampaio Fernandes

Michael Glick addressing to Portuguese colleagues

Michael Glick addressing to Portuguese colleagues

There was time to promote a meeting between IADS and Portuguese Dental Students Associations. My eyes are always looking to students and young dentists from long time ago, it’s an old concern. Portugal hasn’t delegates at IADS and the aim of that meeting was to promote further developments between all of them.

Meeting with IADS and the Portuguese Dental Students Associations

Meeting with IADS and the Portuguese Dental Students Associations

8 pm. The doors were closed! But one will to return every year make of PDA congress much more than a congress… A congress where science, continuing education, dental marketing, dentistry trade, dental policies and friendship join together in a perfect 3 days… to do more than a congress!

All together! The team that helped to organize this congress

All together! The team that helped to organize this congress