Mario is a graduate of the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Lisbon and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Washington.
He has a master's degree in Health Psychology from ISPA – University Institute and he is a PhD student at the University of Lisbon (Psychology School), and is conducting research in technology and oral health behaviors. He is also an International speaker in behavior modification and communication skills. He is a Professor in the Dental Hygiene program at the Portalegre Health School. In 2013, he and his team were the recipient of the prestigious Sunstar World Dental Hygiene Award in Cape Town (SA) for the best oral health project.