Online Advanced Mentoring and Clinical Program
Campinas: TBA, Campinas: TBA
a total of 10 days on location + online learning
The aim of this course is to develop the professional in manipulating soft tissues around tooth and dental implants.
Clinical Masters Program Faculty
Marcelo Luchezzi Teixeira
DDS, MD, PhD
Andre Antonio Pelegrine
DDS, MD, PhD
Guilherme Scavone de Macedo
DDS, MD, PhD
Campinas: TBA, Campinas: TBA
a total of 10 days on location + online learning
+We speak your language (click for details)
For each specific topic, a focus module has been designed with theorical and practical activities, including hands-on classes and most importantly, the possibility of working directly on patients.” ]
Andre Antonio Pelegrine DDS, MD, PhD
Implant Dentistry Professor and Coordinator of Post Graduation Courses (São Leopoldo Mandic Dental School). Author of the books “Célula Tronco na Implantodontia” e “Transplantes ósseos na Odontologia” (“Stem Cell in Implant Therapy” and “Bone Transplants in Dentistry”.
Guilherme Scavone de Macedo DDS, MD, PhD
Implant Dentistry Professor (UNESP and São Leopoldo Mandic Dental School). Author of the book “Transplantes ósseos na Odontologia” (“Bone Transplants in Dentistry”).
Upon graduation from the University of Copenhagen, my career has revolved around cosmetic dentistry, prosthodontics, practice management and lately implant dentistry and periodontal plastic surgery. My focus is and has always been striving for excellence in every area of my professional life. To me dentistry is an art form.
My leadership style is delegating and being supportive. I understand the value of a highly motivated team and how to contribute to a culture of continuous learning.
Personally, I am open, honest and direct and generally enthusiastic and engaged in what I do. In addition, I am a team player who understands his individual role and how to contribute to the success of the overall team.
- Digital Smile Design (By Dr. Christian Coachman)
- Minimal invasive dentistry (supported by surgical microscope)
- Anterior Composite buildups
- Prosthodontics (crown, bridges, veneers etc.)
- Implants and periodontal plastic surgery (1-Year UCLA/gIDE Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry 2012)
- Periodontal plastic surgery (6-Month Clinical Masters Program in Periodontics, Campinas Brazil 2014)
- Occlusion (The Concepts of Complete Dentistry Award 2011 from The Dawson Academy Fl. US)
- Invisalign, ClearStep, OrthoCaps
- Endodontic (supported by surgical microscope)
- Dental photography (since 2002)
- Cerec (user since 2005)
- Dental laser (user since 2005)
- Surgical microscope (user since 2008)
- Doppler (user since 2009)
- TekScan (user since 2009)
Please click on below links to see examples of Work:
I know how to delegate and how to review accordingly while creating a common direction. I am by nature motivating, positive and understand the value of teamwork and I emphasize leading by example.
Relation building/Case presentations:
Socially I consider myself competent, a good listener, and am able to relate to people from all walks of life. This has enabled me to build long term relations with my patients. I am able to act with integrity and authenticity and am able to understand how my treatment plan will fit into my patient’s life; this has been vital in obtaining the necessary trust and a high case acceptance ratio.
Mentally I am composed, focused and have an ability for rendering the optimal; these are some of the qualities that characterize my daily work as a dentist. For me the professional trade of the dentist is an art of dentistry where you create an individual work of art with your hands, uniquely designed to suit the need for each individual.
I am a dedicated aesthetic dentist, who is always in search of new goals and competences (qualifications), as my philosophy is based upon “only the best is good enough”.
I play an active role as member of any dental team and contribute with constructive input for the development of the dental practice.
Energy and power:
I am known to have a high level of energy and to induce consensus in the team. I am passionate and engaged in finding the best solutions and thrive on seeing the results of our hard labour. I communicate openly and direct and can handle complicated issues without losing perspective.
2007 – ? – Owner of Best Smile Clinic
Primary areas of responsibility
- Overall leadership and management responsibility
- Business development
- Education of staff
- Clinical and scientific responsibility
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Removal of 3’rd impacted molars
- Implant and Periodontal surgery
2002 – 2007 Associated in four different private practices
Primary areas of responsibility
- General dentistry
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Removal of 3’rd impacted molars
- 2014 -6- Month Clinical Masters Program in Periodontics
- 2012 – 1-Year UCLA/gIDE Master Clinician Program in Implant Dentistry
- 2004 – Authorization as a Dental Surgeon
- 2002 – MSc in Dental Surgery, University of Copenhagen
- 2010-2011 – Advance Curriculum in occlusion at the Dawson Academy UK
- 2008-2010 – Core Curriculum and received The Concepts of Complete Dentistry Award 2011 from The Dawson Academy Fl. US
- 2005-2007 – Oral Surgery 7 modules at the Danish Dental Association
- 2002-2015 – I have participated in a multitude of CE Courses and Conferences since graduation and I have learnt from the very best. Beneath is a list of those who have influenced me most.
Composite:L. Vanini, N. Fahl, D. Dietschi
Prostodontic: M. Fradeani, P. Magne, G.Gürel, N. Barghi, B. Dorfman, D. Hornbrook
Implant and Perio: S. Jovanovic, M. Simion, P. Allen, H. Takei, A. Pelegrine
Implant/pros.: M. Fradeani, B. Touati, S. Paul, E. Euwe
Occlusion: P. Dawson, D. Wilkerson, J. Cranham, G. DuPont, F. Spear
- 2012 – CE Courses “Gå til Biddet” in occlusion provided by Dansk Nordenta
- 2011 – Guest Host and speaker The Dawson Academy Europe One day lecture 12th March, Copenhagen
- 2006 – Clinical teacher dept. of Prosthodontics School of Dentistry University of Copenhagen
- Danish Native language
- English Fluently, orally and in writing
Marcelo Luchezzi Teixeira DDS, MD, PhD
Prosthodontics Professor and Coordinator of Post Graduation Courses (São Leopoldo Mandic Dental School).
The Clinical Masters Program in Laser Dentistry will take place in Campinas (Sao Paulo) Brazil, offering you a great opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro (only a 50 minute flight away).
São Leopoldo Mandic
SLMANDIC is an institution of higher education and research in Brazil, specifically dedicated to health and accredited to teach undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral degree with outstanding academic qualifications recommended by the Ministry of Education), and Education courses ongoing (workshops, practical activities, short courses, seminars, etc.).
Based on the quality of undergraduate and graduate, São Leopoldo was ranked the best college of Dentistry in Brazil and the best institution in healthcare, according to the General Index of Courses (IGC / MEC) of the Ministry of Education. In the 2012 index, which makes the rankings of more than 2,000 higher education institutions in Brazil, SLMANDIC came in second place among all institutions of the country and, once again, the first in healthcare (especially in dentistry).
The result is the transformation of professionals from across the country and a constant social contribution through work held at the Institution. SLMANDIC also offers other internacional programs and regularly receives professionals from all continents.
Campinas is a Brazilian city of São Paulo State, in the country's Southeast Region. As the core of a metropolis of 2.6 million people, it's the third biggest city in the state, just after São Paulo itself and Guarulhos.
With a population of nearly one million people, Campinas is today an important and growing educational, industrial and financial center.
As most Brazilian big cities, Campinas has a reasonably compact centre, it doesn't offer many reasons for visiting, though it's interesting enough to take a tour around Largo do Rosário, with its Catedral that was inaugurated in 1883. Also is an attractive city, with cinemas, theaters, museums, parks, and fine shopping malls.
Around the city, there are many restaurants that serves a variety of regional and international dishes, while pubs, here caled "barzinhos", are popular meeting places for stimulating conversations and great live music.
Campinas is also the home of two popular soccer teams: Guarani and Ponte Preta. These stadiums have constantly games and the tickets to watch them can be bought easily.
São Paulo, one of the world´s largest cities and an important cultural center, is located 100 kilometers southeast of Campinas - a one-hour ride by car or bus. In addition, many country resorts and parks are accessible, offering a taste of life in the countryside. Finally, some of the famous beaches of the Brazilian coast are only a two-hour drive away.
Campinas means "grass fields" in Portuguese and refers to its characteristic landscape, which originally comprised large stretches of dense subtropical forests (mato grosso or "thick woods" in Portuguese), mainly along the many rivers, interspersed with gently rolling hills covered by low-lying vegetation.
The area of the city, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, is 795.697 km2, and 238.3230 km² are the urban and 557.334 km² remaining constitute the countryside. It is located at 22°54′21″S, 47°03′39″W and is at a distance of 96 kilometers northwest of São Paulo. Its neighboring cities are Paulínia, Jaguariúna and Pedreira, north; Morungaba, Itatiba and Valinhos in the east; Itupeva, Indaiatuba and Monte Mor, south, and Hortolândia in the west.
The climate is tropical but mitigated by elevation (Köppen type Cwa), with lower rainfall in winter and annual average temperature of 22.4 °C, with dry and mild winters (rarely too cold) and rainy summers with warm to hot temperatures. The warmest month in February, has an average temperature of 24.9 °C, with an average maximum of 30.0 °C and minimum 19.9 °C. And the coldest month, July, 18.5 °C and 24.8 °C and 12.3 °C average maximum and minimum, respectively. Fall and spring are transitional seasons.
The average annual rainfall is 1424.5 mm and the driest month in August, when there are only 22.9 mm. In January, the rainiest month, the average is 280.3 mm. In recent years, however, the hot, dry days during the winter have been increasingly frequent, often surpassing 30 °C, especially between July and September. In August 2010, for example, the rainfall in Campinas was only 0 mm. During the dry season and long dry spells in the middle of the rainy season are also common records of fires in the hills and thickets, especially in rural areas of the city, which contributes to deforestation and the release of pollutants into the atmosphere, further damaging the quality air. The lowest temperature recorded in the city was −1.5 °C on June 25, 1918. The highest temperature was 39.0 °C, observed on 17 November 1985. The highest cumulative rainfall recorded in 24 hours in the city between June 1988 and October 2008 was 143.4 mm in 25 days May 2005. Between 1890 and 2004 there were 41 occurrences of frost in Campinas. The most recent was on July 18, 2000, when the minimum temperature reached 2.2 °C. There are also occasional episodes of strong winds, with gusts exceeding 100 km / h, and training records were made in the city day May 4, 2001 and March 9, 2008.
The wet season is from mid-October to mid-April, with heavier rains particularly in December, January, February and early March, and the dry season is from mid-May to mid-September. Average rainfall is 24.3 mm in August and 267.8 mm in January. Average humidity ranges from 37% (August) to 56% (January).
In the region around Campinas near the state of Minas Gerais there are a number of cities which enjoy an even milder mountain climate, such as Serra Negra, Socorro, Lindóia and Águas de Lindóia, where several water spas are located.
Getting to SLMandic
There are two international airports serving the Campinas region.
Viracopos International Airport (VCP) is located at 20 kilometers from the campus. It serves most Brazilian major airports and currently receives international flights from Uruguay (Pluna) and Portugal (TAP Air Portugal).
Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) is where most international flights land. It is located 112 kilometers from SLMandic. There is a shuttle bus connecting Guarulhos Airport and Campinas central bus station.
From São Paulo
The airports of Guarulhos and Congonhas are both about an hour and 40 minutes away by car or bus. Cab trips are somewhat pricey but there are two shuttle bus options: AirportBusServices that connects to São Paulo bus stations or Caprioli Shuttle Bus that has direct buses to Campinas.
Campinas is well served by urban bus services. Although it is not easy to find where are the bus stops and which bus to catch, people on the street will be glad to help if they can understand you. There are several main bus terminals, where you can transfer from one line into another. Some urban buses even go to neighbor cities as Jaguariúna and Paulínia.
Parque do Taquaral (Parque Portugal) Excellent place for exercising, it is a favorite local spot for running, walking or ridding a bike. It is a very popular place among families and well recommended for kids. It contains a number of attractions:
Lagoa do Taquaral. This lake is also known as Lagoa Isaura Teles Alves de Lima.
Campinas Planetarium. Look for the pyramid-shaped building.
Largo do Café. This nice wooded park is a nice spot for bird spotting, a relaxed stroll, or a quiet read. It also contains the coffee museum:
Museu do Café. Here one can learn about the history of the city and São Paulo State, the products that were cultivated and how they impact the state's (and nation's) economy and politics, and especially about the people who made it possible: slaves, immigrants and their descendants.
Monsenhor Emílio José Salim Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico Monsenhor Emílio José Salim). This 247-acre park used to be part of an old coffee farm called "Mato Dentro". Landscaped by the renowned Brazilian landscape designer Burle Marx, it has the "Casa Grande" (Big House) museum, housed in what used the be the farm owners residence. You can see the disparities of the lifestyle of the farm owners and workers, as well as the local environment and ecology. You can also walk one of the many trails or take advantage of the sporting facilities, such as courts, fields and playgrounds. On Sundays there is an organic agriculture fair as well.
Bosque dos Jequitibás. This forest reserve holds a small zoo, a Natural History Museum, and a preserved ranch house.
Metropolitan Catedral. Inaugurated in 1883, after more than 70 years of construction.
Castle Tower (Torre do Castelo). A 27-meter castle-style water tower with an observation deck on top which provides fine views of much of the city.
Hopi Hari, It is a very famous Amusement park. Check also Wet'n Wild water park that is just at side. There is a hotel and a small mall over the road on the same complex.
Observatório de Capricórnio. Located in Joaquim Egídio, near Campinas is a sky observatory open to visitors some days a week for lectures and stars observations.
To doVisit Sousas and Joaquim Egidio. Driving the road connecting Sousas and Joaquim Edigio is another must do in Campinas. An optional drive to the Morro das Cabras where the Observatory is located is also recommended, but since the road up the to top is unpaved and you might not want to put your car in harsh conditions, it is an optional. Anyway, just following the paved road you can have amazing views, sights of old farm houses, and a feeling of how Campinas used to look. The area is full of activities: fishing, mountain biking, cycling, hiking trails are some options. If you feel tired of so much activity, you can sit, rest, eat and drink at one of the many restaurants in the region, some of them among the best of the city and attracting crowds from the State capital, Sao Paulo. You can also visit the old farms, the churches and the local stores. Or just sit in a bench in one of the squares and watch the time passing slowly. This tour can be as nostalgic or agitated as you wish.
Central Market (Mercadão). Nice place to find exotic food and to feel the charm that Campinas had in its past. It is downtown close to two main bus stations, which takes some of this beauty away but makes the local easily accessible. It is a great spot for people watching.
Downtown. The streets downtown are lined with shops and are perhaps the most convenient and best place to start your shopping.
Hippie Fair (Feira Hippie), The art crafts fair now is officially called "Feira de Arte, Artesanato, Antiguidades, Esotéricos e Quitutes de Campinas" but with such a long name, all the locals still call it by its old and more charming name: Feira Hippie. The fair started in the 1970s and since then a lot has changed: its location, size, and products, and today actual hippie vendors are rare. This is a must-do in Campinas. It is possible to buy all kinds of arts and crafts: paintings, jewellery, clothes, house articles, shoes, bags, etc. The food section is an amazing trip through local and Brazilian cuisine: pasteis (fried dumplings), empanadas, and pies share space with regional food and as well as dishes brought by immigrants and fully adopted by the Brazilians, such as yakisoba and sushi.
Like any decent-sized city in Brazil, there are a number of American-style shopping malls, typically including a food court, movie theater, and a variety of shops. The major malls are:
Galleria Shopping, Few stores, focus on services, restaurant and cinema. The landscaping of this mall has plenty of vegetation, making it very pleasant.
Shopping Iguatemi, Lots of stores, also great restaurants and cinemas.
Shopping Parque D. Pedro, A very popular mall, not only for Campinas's citizens but for the whole region- tour buses arriving with visitors from neighboring cities is not uncommon. You can find pretty much anything you need in the almost 400 stores, but come prepared to walk. There are around 40 options of places to eat, 15 movie screens, bowling alley, gym and night clubs. If you are not inclined to crowds, try to avoid visiting it during weekends and holidays. Kids love this mall, where they can play in the themed resting places. The area where the mall was constructed was part of the Santa Genebra forest and some of the centenary trees that were cut down or found dead during construction were preserved through chemical processes and are now exhibited inside the mall. It is routine to see people taking pictures with the dead trees as background since the artist who worked on them really did an amazing job.
To eatWhile, like most of the state, Campinas has the fairly typical paulistano range of Italian, Japanese, Middle Eastern, and standard Brazilian food, it doesn't have anything much that might be called campineiro food. The two most notable things might be the local penchant for arugula salad (salada de rúcula) and the local lancherias'habit of serving their sandwiches cut into bite size pieces, dubbed the "angel-mouth cut" (corte boca-de-anjo). Among desserts, you should not miss the torta holandesa (Dutch pie) which, despite its name, was invented in Campinas.
Rio de Janeiro
We would definitely recommend you to visit Rio. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil and one of the most visited cities in the world. Rio is known for its breathtaking landscapes, wonderful beaches, impressive cultural buildings and its famous annual carnival.
Rio is known for its beauty of landmarks and for the natural beauty of its people as well. Music and dancing are most popular in Brazil. Rio is the home of three of Brazil's most important musical genres: samba, choro, and bossa nova. A genre unique to Rio and Brazil is Funk Carioca, which has found a strong community following in Brazil.
The official song of Rio de Janeiro is "Cidade Maravilhosa", which means "marvelous city". The song is the "civic anthem" of Rio, and is always the favorite song during Rio's Carnival in February.
Rio de Janeiro is a main cultural hub in Brazil. Its architecture is formed of churches and buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, as well as of world renowned designs of the 20th century.
Brazilian most famous dish is the feijoada , a black bean stew filled with big chunks of meat, like sausages, pork and beef. Along with the "feijoada", you can also get some colorful side dishes that come with it, such as rice, cassava (roasted manioc), collard greens, fried pork rinds, and some orange slices.
For the hungry, nothing "smells" better than a good rodízio. The most well-known are the churrascaria, all-you-can-eat grilled meats. At various restaurants around town, you can also find rodízio style dining featuring seafood, pizza, or various appetizer-style snacks. Brazil has the largest population of Japanese outside of Japan, therefore sushi is widely popular in Rio too.
Brazil has maintained many influences of this country on its culinary. Therefore you will find great authentic Portuguese restaurants in Rio. A good option for this kind of dishes is the CBF Restaurant, in the Tiradentes Square, a lovely area full of antique architecture.
For drinking, ask for guaraná , soda made from the seed of an Amazon fruit, mate, a sweet ice tea, água de coco or caldo de cana, sugarcane juice. There is also a common fruit called açaí, with a dark-purple pulp out of which are made juices, and ice-creams. The best place for such drinks are one of a number of Rio's open juice bars. Also very popular and tasty is Caipirinha, a drink made of cachaça ,a Brazilian liquor made of sugarcane juice, lime, sugar and ice cubes.
Rio is also famous for its pastries and street food, heritage from Portuguese and old European culture. In most cafeterias you can have a pastel or salgado . Other typical pastries are coxinha , chicken nugget shaped like a chicken leg, and Rio's joelho, rolled dough filled with ham and cheese. Also do not forget to try pão de queijo ,cheese baked dough, and tapioca, a kind of crepe made out of manioca flour.
Accomodation in Rio
In the Zona Sul, you will find Rio's fanciest and most popular hotels along the beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. The apart-hotels in Ipanema are a much more pleasant alternative, being both better appointed and in a nicer neighborhood with fewer tourists. Accommodation in the lower Centro can be convenient for business travelers. The central Santa Teresa neighbourhood, however, is quite departed from the city centre life and has plenty of pleasant bed and breakfasts and a significant nightlife.
The more expensive ones boast locations that are short walking distance to either Ipanema or Copacabana beach. You can spend wonderful times in Oasis Collections, a portfolio of 70+ handpicked homes and apartments that include concierge service and full guest support, recently awarded Top Villa Provider by Condé Nast Traveler, or you can check in at Rio Copacabana Apartments , a 10 modern apartments in the same building, just by Copacabana beach.
Sightseeing in Rio
The Cristo Redentor. Is the famous statue of Jesus of Nazareth in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, considered the largest Art Deco statue in the world and the 5th largest statue of Jesus in the world.
Beaches. Even the most seasoned tourist will find the beaches here quite amazing. They are wide and clean, with soft white sand. You can find here oceanic beaches like Vermelha, Leme , Copacabana , Ipanema, Leblon, São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca or in-bay beaches like: Ramos beach, Flamengo beach, Botafogo, Urca .
Buildings. In Rio you will find lots of architectural buildings, old and new, churches, cathedrals and palaces like: Paço Imperial, an Old Imperial Palace, CCBB - Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil , a cultural centre with gallery, movie theater, video room, library and stages, Candelária Church , a neoclassic cathedral, Mosteiro de São Bento, Gloria Church, Palácio Gustavo Capanema, Catedral Metropolitana , a modern, cone-shaped cathedral, São Francisco da Penitência church, an old colonial church.
Museums. Museu Histórico Nacional, a museum of Brazilian history stretching from colonial to imperial times, Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, that include large paintings from Academicist and Neoclassical Brazilian artists, as well as many copies of European sculptures, Museu de Arte Moderna, Museu da República
Parks. You can take a walk in the nature in one of the many parks that Rio holds: Jardim Botânico and Parque Lage, Parque do Flamengo, also known as Aterro do Flamengo, Parque Guinle,Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos
Theatres. Rio Janeiro 's Theatro Municipal is one of the most resembling buildings in the downtown area of Rio de Janeiro, home of one of the largest stages in Latin America and one of Brazil's most well-known venues for opera, ballet, and classical music
Rio's famous Carnival. The Carnaval is an annual celebration in the Roman Catholic tradition that allows merry-making and red meat consumption before the more sober 40 days of Lent penance which culminates with Holy or Passion Week and Easter. Rio de Janeiro has many Carnaval choices, including the famous samba school parades in the sambadrome exhibition center and the popular blocos de carnaval, street revelry, which parade in almost every corner of the city. This highly-advertised "party" lasts for almost two weeks and during Carnaval, Rio has much more to offer though, with all those beautiful and outrageous parades on the streets.
Pão de Açúcar The Sugar Loaf mountains is Brazil's top landmark, with a two-stage aerial tramway to the top
Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas , a large lagoon in the middle of South Zone, with great views to Ipanema and Leblon beaches
Maracanã , the largest football stadium in South America and once the largest on Earth
Other fun activities to do while visiting Rio
Bicycles. The city has 160 km of cycle paths that, and they are very much preferable to riding in the city's traffic. Most paths run alongside beaches and extend intermittently from the Marina da Glória, Centro, through Flamengo, Copacabana and Ipanema, to Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes
Hiking and Trekking. Such a big city like Rio has an actual forest, which within its limits has lots to offer for hikers. It's always advisable to have a local with you when trekking in Rio, as some treks are not very well-marked.
Shopping in Rio. Most imported items, however, such as electronics, tend to be insanely expensive due to protective import duties. Store managers in Rio often speak some English, as this gains employees an almost-automatic promotion. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted in Brazil, with American Express to a significantly lower degree. A great choice of gift, since they do not take much space in the suitcase back home, are bikinis, a trademark from Rio for its quality and fashion style. Shopping malls can be found all over town, with the cheaper ones in the Zona Norte like Shopping Tijuca and Shopping Iguatemi and popular upscale shopping malls concentrated in the Zona Sul like Shopping Rio Sul and Shopping Leblon and Sao Conrado Fashion Mall and BarraShopping in Zona Oeste.
Sightseeing around Rio
Angra dos Reis and Ilha Grande. Angra is surrounded by 365 islands and it is 2-3 hours from Rio by car and it is a one-hour boat ride from there to Ilha Grande.
Arraial do Cabo is a small town near Búzios. Its beaches have the most beautiful turquoise waters of Rio de Janeiro state.
Búzios is a small peninsula about three hours east of Rio, that has several beaches, lots of places to stay and an abundance of night clubs.
Niteroi - The ferry between Rio and Niteroi, a city across the bay, is a pleasant trip. Niteroi does not have many tourist attractions, but it does have a wonderful unique view of Rio, an intriguing contemporary art museum which looks like a flying saucer jutting out over the sea, and the Niemeyer way , a park with several buildings including a theater.