Teresa Pinho, recognized for her academic achievements was appointed as a full Professor in 2023 after completing the public proofs for the Degree of Aggregation at Faculty of Dental Medicine of the University of Oporto (FMDUP) in 2017. With a career in the field of Dentistry spanning over three decades, and nowadays primarily focused on Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, she dedicated her early career to General Dentistry and Orofacial Genetics. She obtained her Dental Medicine Degree from the FMDUP in 1991, followed by a PhD in Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from the same institution in 2004. Committed to comprehensive patient care, she engaged in an interdisciplinary research collaboration with involvement as a researcher at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology-IBMC, i3S-University of Oporto, since 2016, and as a researcher and coordination member at UNIPRO (Oral Pathology and Rehabilitation Research Unit), IUCS-CESPU, since 2021. Focused on advancing dental science, she contributed significantly to the field with over 150 articles in international and national journals. Her commitment to sharing research insights is evidenced by her presentation at approximately 300 conferences, communications, and posters at national and international events. In addition to her academic pursuits, she holds specialties in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, as recognized by the Order of Dentists in Portugal. She has also been recognized for her excellence in Orthodontic Clinical Practice with a certificate from the French Board of Orthodontics. Her collaborative spirit is reflected in her involvement in numerous projects with both national and international partners (University of Barcelona and University of Murcia, Spain; University of Porto and University of Minho, Portugal). In recognition of her research performance, she has received 22 prizes and distinctions to date, including being named Figure of the Year in Orthodontics in 2019. Her expertise in various domains of Dentistry is highlighted by her role as a principal investigator on various projects, combining teaching with hands-on clinical practice. Dedicated to student mentorship she supervised 3 international post-doctoral, 7 doctoral, 18 master's, and 31 pre-graduated Dentistry students. Her research journey began in 2001 with a focus on Dental Agenesis, particularly lateral incisor agenesis of the maxilla (MLIA), and extends to Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunction, having been a Co-PI in the FCT-funded project "Clinical and genetic study of primary headaches and the most relevant associated comorbidities (ref: PTDC/ MEC-NEU/29468/2017)," managing administrative aspects of the project and supervising two PhD students. As a Principal Investigator (PI), she has been involved in 12 internal projects and one as a member, showcasing her commitment to advancing research initiatives. Currently, she plays a pivotal role as a member of the coordination team for the UNIPRO-CESPU research group, demonstrating her capacity for team supervision and leadership. In addition to her academic pursuits, she remains actively engaged in clinical practice as a Managing Partner and Clinical Director in Dental Medicine. She has also dedicated time to supervising professional internships under the auspices of the Institute of Employment and Professional Training (IFP), further contributing to the development of new professionals in the field.
PhD Member; Member of Coordinating Committee