Surgery and Implants
The Alcoforado Clinic has the most advanced knowledge in the placement of implants to replace missing teeth. With more than 30 years of experience in this area, together with the most advanced techniques and complementary diagnosis methods, we aim to improve dental comfort, function, health and aesthetics.
The implantology services performed at the Alcoforado Clinic are implant placement surgeries, bone regeneration and maxillary sinus elevation, among others, and always performed by experienced physicians. All these procedures are performed in a modern operating room, complying with all sterilisation requirements for surgeries of this type. In ideal situations, the fixed temporary crown can be placed immediately. In other situations, the implant will heal without a crown, but always safeguarding aesthetics, or rather, the Patient will never be without a tooth or without a temporary, fixed or removable prosthesis.
A certain amount of bone volume is required for placing implants. If bone volume is insufficient, then the option is bone regeneration surgery. With a bone graft, the implant can be placed immediately or after the graft heals. In patients who have lost posterior teeth in the upper jaw, it may be necessary to resort to maxillary sinus elevation surgery in order to increase bone height.
In lengthy surgeries or for more anxious patients, conscious sedation or even light sedation can be performed, providing a calm and serene environment.
The Clinical Direction believes that, with the help of the right drugs (after a thorough evaluation of the Patient's medical history), the Patient should not experience more than mild discomfort after performing any of the aforementioned surgeries.
At the Alcoforado Clinic, we use a procedure called L-PRF (Platelet and Leukocyte Rich Fibrin) in several surgeries. This technique allows us to obtain a biomaterial from the patient's own blood. Its purpose is the natural and accelerated healing of tissues, helping to reduce oedema and post-operative pain, because it acts positively in the inflammatory process. This technique can be applied in several types of surgeries such as maxillary sinus elevation, gingival grafts, among others. The blood is collected by an experienced nurse on the day of the surgery, already inside the operating room at the Alcoforado Clinic.
RECOGNISED FOR ITS PROFOUND KNOWLEDGE IN PERIODONTOLOGY, THE ALCOFORADO CLINIC ENSURES THE PREVENTION, TREATMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF GUM HEALTH AND OTHER TISSUES THAT SUPPORT THE TEETH.
Prof. Doctor Gil Alcoforado
License #: 74
Degree in Dentistry from the University of Lisbon – 1980
Specialist in Periodontology from the University of Bergen – 1981 - 1983
Fellow of the International College of Dentists – June 1985
Regent for Portugal since 2009
Vice-President in June 2017
‘President-Elect’ from June 2018
President from June 2019
Organiser of the Annual Congress in Porto – June 2020
Guest Researcher – University of Pennsylvania, USA – 1986
Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan – 1989 - 1990
PhD from the University of Lisbon – 1995
Post-doctoral Degree by the same University – 1999
Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California, USA – 1998 to present
Vice Director of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Lisbon – 2000 - 2004
Full Professor – since 2001
Visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, USA – 2002 - 2006
Founder of the Portuguese Society of Periodontology and Implants (SPPI) and the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP)
President of the European Federation of Periodontology in 1996/1997
IADR Board Member (Continental Division) – from 2001 to 2004
President of the General Assembly of the Portuguese Dental Association from 2006 - 2009
Fellow of the American College of Dentists – Since Oct. 200
President of the European Section of the DCI – 2019 - 2021
Elected to the Board of the European Association of Osseo-integration EAO – in October 2012
Responsible for the ‘Master Clinician Courses’
Chairman of the Education Commission – since 2017
EAO Secretary-General since September 2018.
Elected member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences – 2019
Rector at Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz – 2018 to present
Founder and Clinical Director at the Alcoforado Clinic from 1980 to present
Dr. Clara Castel-Branco
License #: 1113
Graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Lisbon in 1993
Guest Assistant for the Discipline of Periodontology in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Lisbon
Post-graduate Guest Assistant in Periodontology and Implants in the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Porto
Guest Assistant in the Specialty of Periodontology and Implants at the Faculty of Dentistry in Lisbon since its foundation in 2005
International Member of the American Academy of Periodontology AAP since 2001
Exclusive Practice in Periodontology and Implants since 2000
Dr. Isabel Alcoforado
License #: 13418
General Dentist at the Alcoforado Clinic, from 2020 to present.
Monitor for the discipline of Conservative Dental Medicine I and II in Operative Dentistry at the Egas Moniz Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, from 2019 to present.
Post-graduate Degree in Minimally Invasive Adhesive Dentistry – 2020-2021
Undergraduate Degree and Integrated Master’s in Dentistry at Egas Moniz Cooperativa de Ensino Superior – 2015-2020