Edition V15N03 | Year 2010 | Editorial Interview | Pages 31 to 45
It gives me great satisfaction and pride to conduct this interview with Prof. Dr. Ademir Brunetto, a prominent professional in today’s Brazilian orthodontic scenery. This longtime friend, we forged our friendship when we sat side by side at the 1st diplomate examination of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (BBO), when at the same time, we were Board candidates. A diplomate since 2004, he was later invited to join the BBO Board, which set the stage for our frequent encounters. I have since learned to increasingly admire his in-depth scientific knowledge—especially in the area of Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics—, his ethical conduct, his composure and common sense in addressing all issues, regardless of their complexity and, last but not least, his contagious joy. Born in Concórdia, at the west end of Santa Catarina State, in southern Brazil, where he spent his childhood and adolescence, he soon moved to Curitiba where he studied Dentistry at the Federal University of Paraná, graduating in 1976. As a Dentistry undergraduate, he worked as a trainee in a number of orthodontic clinics and after graduation applied for the position of assistant professor at UFPR. Since his approval in 1981 he has taught orthodontics at UFPR. Dr. Brunetto attended his postgraduate program in orthodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA (UCLA) where he was awarded the title of Master in Orthodontics in 1984. He is currently in private practice in Curitiba, Paraná State, where he seeks to apply and disseminate his extensive knowledge. Outside his professional activities, he is a very dedicated family man and an accomplished fisherman with a predilection for ocean fishing. In his replies to the interviewers, he has shown substantial knowledge of current state-of-the-art issues such as Class III correction, application of new imaging techniques using cone beam tomography, absolute anchorage and orthodontic preparation for orthognathic surgery. I am certain that our valued readers will enjoy this interview.