An interview with Jonas Capelli Júnior

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Edition V18N04 | Year 2013 | Editorial Interview | Pages 10 to 28

Sissy Maria Mendes Machado

»PhD and Full Professor in Orthodontics, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ).
»Associate Professor of Orthodontics, UERJ.
»Director of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (BBO).
»Peer-reviewer of the following journals: Archives of Oral Biology, Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics, European Journal of Orthodontics, Journal of Biomechanics, Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists and The Angle Orthodontist.
All young people have an idol to follow, which can be a rock star or a great professor. Many people, including the greatest professors, do not realize their positive influence in their students? education. When I started the specialization course in Orthodontics at the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), I knew nothing about this specialty, dentist?s offices or teaching, and I needed orientation. Having good-hearted and altruist professors determined the path I should follow. Among such professors, I would like to highlight Prof. Jonas Capelli Jr. ? the expert I present in this interview. Being from the first class of the course, he has always been a model to us. Dr. Capelli Jr. is the Director of the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (BBO) and has received many awards, such as the CDABO Case Report of the Year, for the best case report published during 2007 in the AJO-DO. In addition, he has had more than 60 articles published in scientific journals. Therefore, coordinating this interview could not be more rewarding and satisfactory to me. I proudly claim that it will provide us with a wide range of expertise concerning our clinical and scientific practice within our beloved field. In addition, this interview will allow us to know more about the professor who has been considered a positive and inspiring milestone in his students? lives as well as in the history of Brazilian Orthodontics.
Sissy Maria Mendes Machado

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