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Thursday, June 6
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9

Session II: Novel Advances and Rationale for Implant Success


Smile Design, Team Communication, and Patient Management: The Emotional Aspect of Restorative Dentistry


Christian Coachman
Sunday, June 9
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Grand Ballroom (Salon F)

Restorative dentistry is not only about technical skills or using state-of-the-art materials. It is the way you visualize the disharmonies, communicate all the issues with the team, and present the plan to the patient that makes the difference. By learning how to master some simple tools and the process of digital smile design, you will improve your esthetic diagnosis, communication skills, case documentation, educational capabilities, and case acceptance and become a complete modern clinician incorporating those skills into your daily work.


Christian Coachman, CDT, DDS, earned his certificate in dental technology in 1995 and his DDS degree from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2002. He later attended the Ceramic Specialization Program at the Ceramoart Training Centre in Brazil. Dr Coachman started out his career working with his father, Dr Robert Gray Coachman, in São Paulo. In 2004, he was invited by Drs Goldstein, Garber, Salama, and Salama to become head ceramist of their laboratory in Atlanta, a position he held for over 4 years. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Dentistry, the Brazilian Society of Esthetic Dentistry, and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics, and implants.