Dr. Luis Barbosa

Since I was young I have always wanted to travel and know different cultures. During my dentistry degree at the University of Porto, I had the opportunity to study abroad. I was awarded two international scholarships for the University of Poznan, Poland and for the world renowned Faculty of Dentistry of Bauru of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

I have started my professional career in Sweden where I have learned world class public dental service practices and protocols. 

After 2 years in Sweden I decided it was time to try something different and moved to Aberdeen, Scotland where I worked for 5 years. During this time I got to meet Eduardo Crooke, Europe’s leading implantologist, who inspired me to get my Postgraduate Certificate in Implantology and was a great mentor with whom I improved myself. The relationship brought the next step in my career when I was invited to work alongside him in his brand new Glasgow clinic 3 step smiles using the latest technologies and procedures to provide the best Implantology has to offer.


  • School of Postgraduate Medical & Dental Education
    University of Central Lancashire
    MSc in Implant Dentistry – 2013-2015 
  • Faculty of Dentistry        
    University of Porto, Portugal
    LMD Porto – 2002-2009
  • Faculty of Dentistry of Bauru
    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    International Exchange Program – 02/2008-12/2008
  • Faculty of Dentistry
    University of Poznan, Poland
    Erasmus Mundus Exchange Program (Awarded Erasmus Mundus Scholarship to study abroad) – 09/2007-12/2007
  • Further Education:
    Six Month Smiles 2012
    Dental photography
    Postgraduate certificate in Dental Implantology


  • 3 Step Smiles – Glasgow – 05/2019-present
  • Church Street Dental – 09/2018-present
  • Old Town Dental Care – Aberdeen – 08/2012-05/2017
  • Folktandvarden (Swedish Public Dental Care) – Pitea, Sweeden – 08/2009-09/2011