The Alcoforado Clinic has a highly specialised team in the field of Periodontology, under the Clinical direction of Licensed Dr. Gil Alcoforado, who, over a career spanning more than 40 years of experience, continuously sought to improve techniques for the prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases.
Gum health is a critical area of oral health, since periodontal diseases (Gingivitis and Periodontitis) are one of the main causes of tooth loss in adults.
Gingival inflammation also known as Gingivitis is the most initial form of periodontal disease. Gingivitis can be caused by the accumulation of plaque in the gums causing inflammation of the gum.
When left untreated, Gingivitis can progress to a more advanced stage of the disease known as Periodontitis. The way to prevent the development of Gingivitis is to maintain good daily oral hygiene, and to perform tartar removal at least every 6 months.
Despite being a chronic disease, if diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, progression can be stopped. At the Alcoforado Clinic, we perform deep periodontal treatments known as root planning, when necessary, for disinfection and bacterial elimination in the areas affected by periodontal disease. We also perform careful and effective monitoring of periodontal diseases, from diagnosis to the completion of active treatment.
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