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Prof. Dr. Afonso Pinhão Ferreira

Professional Certificate of Portuguese Dental Association n.º 50 (OMD)

  • Full Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Porto (FMDUP) (since 2003);
  • Head of the Specialization Course in Orthodontics, FMDUP (since 1999);
  • President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Society of Dento-Facial Orthopaedics (SPODF) (since 2007);
  • Clinical Director of Ortopóvoa – Clínica de Ortodontia e Reabilitação Orofacial, Lda. (Best Quality Dental Centre member), since 1991;
  • President of the Municipal Assembly of Póvoa de Varzim (since 2013);
  • President of the General Assembly of Filantrópica – Cooperativa Cultural, C.R.L. of Póvoa de Varzim (since 2016);
  • Director of the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Porto (FMDUP) (from 2006 to 2014);
  • Director of the Orthodontic Department of FMDUP (from 1999 to 2007);
  • President of the Portuguese Society of Dento-Facial Orthopaedics (SPODF) (from 2001 to 2007);
  • President of the Rotary Club of Póvoa de Varzim (1991/1992);
  • Founder of the Portuguese Society of Dento-Facial Orthopaedics (SPODF) (1987);
  • Founder of the Portuguese Association of Orthodontic Specialists (2014);
  • Founder of Ortopóvoa – Clínica de Ortodontia da Póvoa de Varzim Lda. (1991);
  • Degree in Dentistry at the Porto School of Dentistry (1982);
  • 1st Dentist to practice Orthodontics in exclusive practice (1989) in Portugal;
  • Postgraduate in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Porto (FMDUP) (1993);
  • Specialist in Orthodontics, Portuguese Dental Association (OMD) (1999);
  • PhD in Orthodontics at FMDUP (1997);
  • Member of the Council of Representatives of FMDUP (from 2015 to 2018);
  • President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Association of Orthodontic Specialists (APESORT) (from 2014 to 2018);
  • International Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) (1998);
  • International membership of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) (2001);
  • Member of several national and international scientific societies;
  • Member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals;
  • Author of several publications in indexed scientific journals and author and co-author of several books;
  • Taught several courses in Portugal and abroad.

Art lover, in parallel to his academic and clinical curriculum, he dedicates himself to painting and sculpture since 1992. He has performed hundreds of works that can be enjoyed in his personal blogs. Initiated his professional activity at Ortopóvoa in January 1991.

Initiated his professional activity at Ortopóvoa in January 1991.

My hobbies are painting, sculpture and collecting.

I also enjoy reading and writing. I don’t give up on my maintenance sport. Over the past two years I have found in yoga a great way to strike a physical and psychic balance.”

Professor Doutor Afonso Pinhão Ferreira
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