Opening Symposium: Innovation and Technology
Complete Digital Planning for the Implant Patient
Dr. Christian Coachman graduated in Dental Technology in 1995 and in Dentistry at the University of São Paulo/Brazil in 2002. He is a member of the Brazilian, European and American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, becoming the only dentist member of the 3 most important academies in the world. In 2004, Dr. Coachman was invited by Drs. Goldstein, Garber, and Salama, of Team Atlanta, to become Head Ceramist of their laboratory, a position he held for over 4 years. Dr. Coachman worked with many leading dentists around the world as Drs. Van Dooren (Belgium), Gurel (Turkey), Fradeani (Italy), Bichacho (Israel), Ricci (Italy) and Calamita (Brazil). He is the developer of worldwide well-known concepts as the Digital Smile Design, the Pink Hybrid Implant Restoration, the Digital Planning Center, Emotional Dentistry, Interdisciplinary Treatment Simulation, and Digital Smile Donator. He is the Director of the DSD Residency program with continuing education courses for dental professionals from all over the world. In 2017 Dr. Coachman became an adjunct professor of the Restorative Department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and, in 2018, coordinator of the Digital Dentistry Post Grad Program at the University Avantis in Balneario Camboriú, SC, Brazil. Founder and CEO of the DSD-Digital Smile Design company. He also works as a consultant for Dental companies and offices, developing products, implementing concepts and marketing strategies, such as the Facially Driven Digital Orthodontic Workflow developed in collaboration with Invisalign, Align Technology. He has lectured and published internationally in the fields of esthetic and digital dentistry, dental photography, oral rehabilitation, dental ceramics, implants and communication strategies and marketing in Dentistry.