Keynote Speaker for Dental Conferences 2019 - Veiga Nelio

Title: Oral health promotion among the community: research and strategies

Veiga Nelio

Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal

Biography

Completed the Masters Degree in Dental Medicine in 2006 at the Health Sciences Institute of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP), Viseu, Portugal. In 2010, completed the Masters Degree in Public Health at the Medical School of the University of Porto and in 2015 completed PhD degree in Biomedicine at the Beira Interior University, Covilhã, Portugal.
Auxiliary Professor at the Health Sciences Institute of the UCP, Clinical Director of the Dental University Clinic of the UCP and Coordinator of the Masters Degree in Dental Medicine at the Health Sciences Institute of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Responsible for the knowledge field of Community Oral Health at the same university and has developed research in these fields counting with more than 100 congress presentations and publications in the form of abstract and over 50 scientific articles.

Abstract

The presentation will have as main goals the description of the reality of oral health as well as the prevalence of oral diseases worldwide, and in Portugal specifically, based on an epidemiological approach. This presentation will show what has been done in the field of oral health promotion and educational strategies among various populational groups (children, adolescents, elder and special needed patients), mainly in Portugal. An approach of the past, present and future of community oral health strategies and politics will be presented based on epidemiological studies developed in the past years.