- Christian Coachman
Dr. Christian Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of Sao Paulo/Brazil in 2002. He is a member of the Brazilian Academy and Society of Esthetic Dentistry and of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED).
Moreover, Dr. Coachman attended the Ceramic Specialization Program at the Ceramoart Training Centre, where he also became an instructor.
In 2004, Dr. Coachman was invited by Dr. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over 4 years.
Dr. Coachman has been working with many leading dentists around the world as Dr Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel), Ricci (Italy) and Calamita (Brazil).
Currently he is the scientific coordinator of the e-learning website www.identalclub.com and works as a consultant for Dental companies and offices developing products and implementing concepts and has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics and implants.
The DSD concept：Smile design, team work & patient management
To become a real Smile Designer we need more than just dental technical skills, scientific background and good materials.
An efficient Smile Designer can visualize the esthetic issues with artistic eyes, can integrate the smile with the patient’s face and character, can link all the specialties to develop the ideal plan for the patient, can test drive this plan and make all necessary esthetic adjustments, and most of all can communicate with the patient on a completely different level, educating and motivating them to manage their expectations and increasing the case acceptance.
The goal of the DSD Concept is to enable this process in a very realistic and feasible way transforming the dentist into a better and successful case manager.