Referente Argentina!

November 17, 2011

By invitation of the Argentina Dental Association (AOA – Asociación Odontológica Argentina), I had the privilege to participate at the 1st Meeting of Dental Medicine Leaders of Latin America (Primer Encuentro de Referentes de la Odontologia Latinoamericana) – program in pdf.

The Meeting was held on the scope of the AOA 36th International Journeys, on the 1st November.

All together photo of the "Encuentro de Referentes"

All together photo of the "Encuentro de Referentes"

Addressing to the assembly

Addressing to the assembly

Group photo of all the panelists

Group photo of all the panelists

With Eduardo Luis Ceccotti, coordinator of the session and distinguished by the AOA as "Maestro de la Odontologia Argentina"

With Eduardo Luis Ceccotti, coordinator of the session and distinguished by the AOA as "Maestro de la Odontologia Argentina"

Orlando Monteiro da Silva with Damían Basrani

With Damí­an Basrani, president of the organizing committee of the AOA 36th International Journey

With Ana Haydee Pereira, FDI programme director - Latin America

With Ana Haydee Pereira, FDI programme director - Latin America

With Gilberto Pucca, responsible of the public oral health program “Brasil Sorridente”

With Gilberto Pucca, responsible of the public oral health program “Brasil Sorridente”

Visit to AOA headquarters

Visit to AOA headquarters

Offering AOA the FDI publication "The Oral Health Atlas" to Ricardo Martinez Lalis, AOA president

Offering AOA the FDI publication "The Oral Health Atlas" to Ricardo Martinez Lalis, AOA president

Opening ceremony of the 36th International Journey

Opening ceremony of the 36th International Journey

Concert of Diego Torres, famous Argentinian singer at Oral-B lounge after the Opening Ceremony

Concert of Diego Torres, famous Argentinian singer at Oral-B lounge after the Opening Ceremony

Visit to CORA, Confederacion Odontologica Republica Argentina, FDI regular member and representative of the profession in FDI

Visit to CORA, Confederacion Odontologica Republica Argentina, FDI regular member and representative of the profession in FDI

With Ninel Braun (left) and Roque Avellaneda (right), president and past president of CORA

With Ninel Braun (left) and Roque Avellaneda (right), president and past president of CORA

Architecture and design museum

Architecture and design museum

Apples at the architecture and design museum

Apples at the architecture and design museum

Traditional jogging in Palermo area... thanks Argentina!

Traditional jogging in Palermo area... thanks Argentina!


Hechas en Uruguay

October 21, 2011

aou-logoAfter half an hour overflying Montevideo, waiting for landing conditions caused by the volcanic ashes cloud prevenient from Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano, about 800km (500 miles) south of Santiago de Chile, that began erupting, I landed on the 16th night at Carrasco Airport.

Dr. Alvaro Roda, president of Uruguayan Dental Association (la Asociación Odontológica Uruguaya, AOU) was waiting for me.

The day after I visited the pre-congress courses of the XIV CIO and 65th anniversary of the AOU.

With Alvaro Roda, Uruguayan Dental Association (AOU) president, Fernando Fuentes, president of the Organizing Committee and Alvaro Gadola, AOU treasure.

With Alvaro Roda, Uruguayan Dental Association (AOU) president, Fernando Fuentes, president of the Organizing Committee and Alvaro Gadola, AOU treasure.

This same afternoonm, the 17th, me and Alvaro Roda had a meeting with Dr. Jorge Venegas, Public Health minister of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay

This same afternoonm, the 17th, me and Alvaro Roda had a meeting with Dr. Jorge Venegas, Public Health minister of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. We had a chance to present FDI and some of its projects. We discussed national health policies, too. The Health Minister will also attend the World Conference on Social Determinants to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19-21 October. Once there, he will be chairing one panel “Making Policy Coherent at the National Level”, of the programme’s conference.

Uruguayan Public Health Ministry.

Uruguayan Public Health Ministry.

The next day, the 18th, me and Alvaro Roda had a meeting with Dr. Diego Cánepa Baccino, Prosecretario of the President of Republic Oriental  Uruguay. Thought, another important political decision maker was informed about FDI and the profession proposals in Uruguay.

The next day, the 18th, me and Alvaro Roda had a meeting with Dr. Diego Cánepa Baccino, Prosecretario of the President of Republic Oriental Uruguay. Thought, another important political decision maker was informed about FDI and the profession proposals in Uruguay.

On the afternoon, we had a long meeting with the director of Social Development, Health Department of the Intendencia de Montevideo, Pablo Anzalone.

On the afternoon, we had a long meeting with the director of Social Development, Health Department of the Intendencia de Montevideo, Pablo Anzalone.

The oral health program in the Montevideo area and FDI approach was the center of the discussions. Finally, I had the enormous honor of being declared by the mayor of Montevideo Municipality, Intendencia de Montevideo, Ana Olivera  honorable guest

The oral health program in the Montevideo area and FDI approach was the center of the discussions. Finally, I had the enormous honor of being declared by the mayor of Montevideo Municipality, Intendencia de Montevideo, Ana Olivera honorable guest

And also honorable member of the Uruguayan Dental Association (socio honorario de la Asociación Odontológica Uruguaya), on their General Assembly of the 30th March, by unanimous decision. Great Honour for me and FDI!

And also honorable member of the Uruguayan Dental Association (socio honorario de la Asociación Odontológica Uruguaya), on their General Assembly of the 30th March, by unanimous decision. Great Honour for me and FDI!

From the building of Presidency of Republic, a nice view to the city...

From the building of Presidency of Republic, a nice view to the city…

...and another one from the entrance to the old city at Plaza de la Independencia

…and another one from the entrance to the old city at Plaza de la Independencia

Very beautiful!

Very beautiful!

Than I had a break so I could do a jogging at the Montevideo seaside.

Than I had a break so I could do a jogging at the Montevideo seaside.

While jogging, a outdoor with beautiful smiles caught my attention… Hechas en Uruguay!

While jogging, a outdoor with beautiful smiles caught my attention… Hechas en Uruguay!