Portugal secured their place at Euro 2012

November 16, 2011

It was a great game last night with a 6-2 victory over Bosnia-Hercegovina. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal after just eight minutes. After a 0-0 draw in Zenica last week, Portugal made it yesterday and here we are ready for Euro 2012.


More than a Congress…

October 30, 2011

We are in countdown for the XX Portuguese Dental Association Annual Dental Meeting (website: english or portuguese), that will take place on the 10th, 11th and 12th of November 2011, in Lisbon. More than 6500 participants are expected.

This event will have a high quality scientific programme, with the presence of 20 international and 40 national speakers.

Our dental exhibition, Expo-Dentária, with over 100 companies, is a unique opportunity for visitors to know and buy the latest novelties presented by the dental industry.

Lisbon, beautiful Lisbon

To visit Lisbon is to enter a city with centuries of history, with monuments and museums that recall the overseas discoveries. This is only one of the many reasons to stay and enjoy your free time with the various tours available!

But Lisbon is also a modern city, where hospitality, gastronomy and fun can be mixed with professional engagements, thus contributing to an unforgettable event!

Join us if you can!

More, much more than a Congress!

The Portuguese Dental Association Annual Meeting alternates between Porto and Lisbon. See here Photos from 2010 Congress, held in Porto:


National Council of the Professional Orders met in Lisbon, at PDA’s office

October 27, 2011

The Portuguese Dental Association received last Monday (24 October 2011) a meeting of the National Council of the Professional Orders (CNOP) in our Lisbon delegation. CNOP is the association representative of the 14 Portuguese regulated professions, of which I’m president since March 2011.


Colóquio “Medicamentos, Necessidade e Responsabilidade”

October 20, 2011

Participei como orador no colóquio “Medicamentos, Necessidade e Responsabilidade”, no passado dia 29 de Setembro, em Coimbra, a convite da Unidade Curricular de Clinica Geral, Medicina Geral e Familiar, da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra.

Os objectivos principais deste colóquio foram no sentido de contribuir para a formação pré-graduada dos alunos, retratando a prática dos profissionais de saúde e auscultar a opinião publica em geral.

O colóquio contou com a moderação do Professor Hernâni Caniço e como oradores, para além de mim próprio, com o bastonário da Ordem dos Médicos, Professor Doutor José Manuel Silva, o bastonário da Ordem dos Farmacêuticos, Prof. Doutor Carlos Maurício Barbosa, vice-presidente da Ordem dos Advogados, Dra. Elina Fraga e com o Dr. Santos Cardoso do Movimento dos Utentes do Serviço de Saúde.


Público: “Sandra queria um sorriso, hoje segura os dentes com cola”

October 16, 2011

O jornal Público publicou este domingo (16 Outubro) um extenso artigo sobre medicina dentária em Portugal.

Tive oportunidade de reafirmar algumas das posições que a Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas vem defendendo. Poderá consultar o artigo em PDF.

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Entrevista à revista Saúde Oral

September 26, 2011

Saúde OralRecentemente a revista portuguesa Saúde Oral publicou uma entrevista comigo, aqui disponível em pdf.

Deixo um pequeno excerto:

“O bastonário da Ordem dos Médicos Dentistas (OMD) está numa altura crucial da sua carreira. A meio do quatro mandato como líder da OMD e prestes a assumir as rédeas da FDI, Orlando Monteiro da Silva mostra-se um homem calmo e com a sensação de dever cumprido. É com este médico nortenho, mas cidadão do mundo, que o novo ministro da Saúde, Paulo Macedo, vai ter de “negociar” novos planos e pôr a saúde oral no lugar de destaque que merece. Tranquilo, o bastonário explica que, apesar da austeridade exigida pela “troika”, está confiante num bom entendimento com a tutela. Até porque há mais coisas a unir ambas as partes do que a provar um indesejada rutura.”

The latest number of the Portuguese magazine Saúde Oral (Oral Health) published an interview with me, available here in pdf.


15 km (9.4 miles)

June 30, 2011

Porto, my city, has June as the highlight of the most famous, traditional and colored festivities of the year. Every 24 June Porto citizens celebrate the birthday of St. John the Baptist. This municipal holiday had celebrated this year its centenary.

Porto gets dressed up with joy, lights, sound and a lot of frenzy. Everyone jumps to the streets, to celebrate this patron saint, which is a mixture of pagan festivities with religious celebrations. There is place for all kind of tastes and different activities.

Some of them come out onto the streets to launch the traditional St. John paper balloons into the sky providing hundreds of points of light, and to fill up the banks of the Douro River to watch the fireworks. Almost the Porto streets have music and crowds of people dancing, too.

By my side, I had jumped to join the traditional St. John Race. Just around 1900 people crossed the line. It was a good race to improve and test my shape! 9.4 miles nonstop!

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Portuguese Prime Minister-elect: Pedro Passos Coelho

June 8, 2011

Dr. Pedro Passos Coelho is the new Prime Minister-elect of Portugal, elected last 5th June. He will lead a centre-right government that has the purpose to implement a demanding austerity programme to make sure that Portugal honoured the terms of the bail-out and achieve new prosperity.

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14th BIAL Medical Award in Medical Sciences

May 12, 2011

Bial is an internationally renowned Portuguese company and its mission is to, among others things, discover and develop therapeutic solutions within the area of health. Bial has been taking on an important role in researching and developing new drugs.

I had the pleasure to be at the ceremony of the BIAL Merit Award in Medical Sciences, last Friday (6th May 2011). This award is one of the most important in the field of health in Europe.
Professor Vladimir Hachinski, a distinguished researcher in the areas of dementia and stroke, was awarded with the sum of 200,000 Euros.

For this and for so much more, I feel that I have to highlight Bial’s work. And because I believe that people are the most important, I have to congratulate Dr. Luis Portela for his presidency in BIAL, along these years.

Prof. Vladimir Hachinski, President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Bial's President, Dr. Luís Portela

Prof. Vladimir Hachinski, President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, Bial's President, Dr. Luís Portela

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Meeting with the President of the Portuguese Republic

April 30, 2011

Portuguese President

Last 21 April I was received by His Excellency, the President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva, at the Belém Palace, in Lisbon.

I had the opportunity, on the one hand, to introduce FDI World Dental Federation, highlighting its activities and projects, and on the other hand, I had the chance to present a set of concerns about Portuguese dentistry and oral health.

All of those items were positively welcomed by the President.

See more on the FDI website.