Edition V20N05 | Year 2015 | Editorial Interview | Pages 18 to 27
Dr. Carlos Alberto Estevanell Tavares was born in Porto Alegre in 1960. His father, Armando Petersen Tavares, was a pioneer of Brazilian Orthodontics and obtained his degree from Columbia University in the city of New York where he met his wife Luisa Estevanell from Cuba. Carlos Alberto attended the traditional Colégio Farroupilha, a high school in the city of Porto Alegre. He graduated with a degree in Dentistry from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (1983) and followed his father’s steps by obtaining postgraduate, Master’s and PhD degrees in Orthodontics from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He is married to Beatriz, a cheerful and high-spirited person, with whom he has two children: Bárbara and Bruno. In 2004, he took his first Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics (BBO) exam and received a certificate of excellence in Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics. Presently, he is BBO president-elect and professor of the postgraduate program in Orthodontics at ABO/RS. He has several articles published in national and international scientific journals. Carlos Alberto is highly respected and admired by his colleagues for his probity of character, earnest and ability in conducting orthodontic treatment. For this reason he is invited to give courses and lectures all over Brazil.