An interview with David Normando

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Edition V24N02 | Year 2019 | Editorial Interview | Pages 32 to 39

David Normando, Carlos Flores-Mir, Leopoldino Capelozza Filho, Weber Ursi, Jorge Faber

There are several yardsticks to gauge a man’s worth. One of them is, undoubtedly, the respect he earns from his peers. As I organized the questions to be sent to Professor David Normando, made by some of the greatest thinkers in the field of contemporary Orthodontics, I saw the reflex of such respect on the profound inquiring, to which so few would be capable of responding with so much propriety. He has also proven that the stars that shine brightest in the celestial sphere are not restrict to the borders of certain countries or regions. They may become references to us all, wherever they are or come from. However, I must confess that I feel especially proud to know that this icon of Orthodontics had to follow a hard and tortuous path, like the bayou. In the public schools where he studied, in remote cities of the Brazilian Amazon region, his education in Orthodontics required bus travels between Belém and Bauru, which together added up to several journeys around the Earth. On that note, I leave you with a few brief snapshots of his fascinating life history. David has a unifying personality that brings friends closer and organizes teamwork with clockwork precision. This quality has greatly contributed to the growth of scientific production in Dentistry in the Northern Region of Brazil, which culminated in the establishment of the first Doctorate Program in Dentistry in the region. He also has the privilege to have Thiene by his side, his wife and confidant, with whom he had two children, Gabriel and Matheus. A beautiful family that professes the ethics of hard and honest work and happiness. Jorge Faber (interview coordinator)

Normando D, Flores-Mir C, Capelozza Filho L, Ursi W, Faber J. An interview with David Normando. Dental Press J Orthod. 2019 Mar-Apr;24(2):32-9. DOI:

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