Our Team


Dr. John McKean

Dr. John McKean
Dental Surgeon
Dr. John McKean, MD, licensed in Dental Surgery, qualified in 1975 by the University of Birmingham, School of Dentistry of the United Kingdom, is part of the medical team at Clínica Pacífico in Albufeira.
Dr. John McKean is able to relate to the patient's fears after a painful experience as a child that left him a "dental phobic" working now to help ease the patient's fears at the Clinica Pacifico.

“I spent much of my early career finding ways to overcome patients' fears. The main problem is that the patient, feeling intimidated, feels out of control of his situation. Many had gone to dentists who gave instructions on how to signal discomfort, but the dentist just continued, thus destroying any faith the patient might have had and increasing the feeling of panic,” said Dr. John McKean. “We try to make all patients feel welcome and relaxed. Patients should always be in control of all the treatments they are performing and we must be sure that patients understand the treatments that are recommended and what alternatives exist, keeping patients fully informed of the cost implication,” he added.

Dr. Paulo Silva Moreira

Dr. Paulo Silva Moreira - Clínica Pacifico
Dental Surgeon
A true Canadian at Heart,

Dr. Paul received his dental degree from the University of CESPU in Porto. Dr. Paul was born in Norfolk County and raised in Simcoe, Ontario.

After accomplishing his secondary education in Canada, He had the opportunity to purse his dream and come to Europe and enrol in Unversity.

After many years of dealing with adversity we can now experience Dr. Paul’s passion and vocation. When his not helping restore people's smiles, Dr. Paul enjoys spending time with his family and friends. With a deep passion for life and fitness involving him in many interests and activities; the latest includes learning how to kite surf and ultimately enjoy the lovely Algarve.

Drª Helena Rodrigues

Dr. John McKean
Originally from Porto, city where she was born, studied and completed her dental degree in 2006.
In 2007, her great passion for children led the choice of a Postgraduate Degree in Pediatric Dentistry, later consolidated with a 2nd Postgraduate Degree in Integrated Pediatric Dentistry.
Being extremely dynamic and permanently in search of new challenges, always focusing on continuous learning, she concluded her specialty in Orthodontics in 2012, thus reconciling two areas that nurture great enthusiasm, a harmonious smile and children.
During her professional career, completed advanced training in Interceptive Orthodontics, Simplified Straight Wire Technical Orthodontics with self-ligating, Orthodontic Folds, Mini-Implants in Orthodontics, Basics and fundamentals of advanced orthodontics and the official accreditation course INVISALIGN, as well as participating in several seminars and conferences at Orthodontics area.
Passionate about nature and animals, moved to the Algarve at the beginning of 2021, motivated by the pleasant and sunny climate characteristic of this region, continuing her search for new challenges.