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.


Namaste!

September 30, 2011
At the Sri Ramachandra University for the symposium "Dental - Medical Interaction", situated in Porur, Chennai, India. Was organised by IDA Greater Chennai Branch and Faculty of Dental Sciences Sri Ramachandra University. Here, I'm with George Thomas, IDA Head Office president.

At the Sri Ramachandra University for the symposium "Dental - Medical Interaction", situated in Porur, Chennai, India. Was organised by IDA Greater Chennai Branch and Faculty of Dental Sciences Sri Ramachandra University. Here, I'm with George Thomas, IDA Head Office president.

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Sri Ramachandra University symposium

Constitution of India at the Sri Ramachandra University Library. This is one of the only  five unique originals.

Constitution of India at the Sri Ramachandra University Library. This is one of the only five unique originals.

In Kolkata, Mother's Teresa House. An encounter with a faith and historical place.

In Kolkata, Mother's Teresa House. An encounter with a faith and historical place.

Around Kolkata streets…

Around Kolkata streets…

In Kolkata, I had a meeting with the Dental Council of India. Representatives of all the regions of India were present, as well academics. I described all the achievements and approaches of FDI regarding the Non-Communicable Diseases. The minister of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India, Mr. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, was also present at the opening

In Kolkata, I had a meeting with the Dental Council of India. Representatives of all the regions of India were present, as well academics. I described all the achievements and approaches of FDI regarding the Non-Communicable Diseases. The minister of Health and Family Welfare-Government of India, Mr. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, was also present at the opening

With Dr. Mahesh Verma (at my side), vice-president of Dental Council of India, and Dr. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, minister

With Dr. Mahesh Verma (at my side), vice-president of Dental Council of India, and Dr. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay, minister

Participants and Dr. Dibyendu Mazumdar, president of Dental Council of India, at Dr. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay side

Participants and Dr. Dibyendu Mazumdar, president of Dental Council of India, at Dr. Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay side

Farewell meeting in Mombai, launched by Hon Secretary General Message, IDA, Dr. Ashok Dhoble

Farewell meeting in Mombai, launched by Hon Secretary General Message, IDA, Dr. Ashok Dhoble