Mario has a Master's degree in Health Psychology (1999) and a PhD in Psychology (2021) by the University of Lisbon (Psychology School). His research in the area of behaviour change focuses in the use of different technologies to enhance the oral health behaviour of patients. He is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Lisbon (1990) and earned a bachelor's degree in Science (Dental Hygiene) from the University of Washington, Seattle (1993). He is also an International speaker in oral health behavior modification and communication skills, having delivered numerous guest lectures in various countries of the world. He is an Adjunctive Professor and the Director of the Dental Hygiene Program at Portalegre Health School. Mario lives in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal where he also worked as a clinical/behavioral dental hygienist. He has a wife, 4 kids, 3 cats, and plays with Legos as a Lego Serious Play Facilitator.
Updated: Apr 2021
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