DentaltownUK May 2017 - 104

the wish list

DentaltownUK asks Simon Chard:

If money were no object, what would
you buy for your practice?
I qualified in 2012 from King's College
London Dental Institute. The British
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry helped to
shape my early formative years as a dentist
and I quickly found myself exposed to all
of the latest advances in dentistry.
Straight out of VT training I found
myself in a high-end private practice, I
was handed a Cerec Omnicam and told
'This is what you will be using for your
crown and bridge.' At this point (four
years ago) the digital revolution had not
really begun.
Cerec didn't have the best reputation
with most people; however, I saw the
potential in this amazing technology and
started pushing the boundaries of what
was feasible with the system.
Since then I have embraced everything
digital, pushing the Cerec machine to the
most of its capabilities, including digital
restorative, orthodontic and implant
dentistry. I now train dentists just coming
into digital dentistry on how to make the
most of the exciting new developments in
this field.
My parents have owned the same
fantastically successful clinic in StainesUpon-Thames, Middlesex, for the past
30 years, growing it from a single-surgery
to a five-surgery practice. When I first
suggested bringing this technology into
the practice they were skeptical, but have
since embraced the technology. My wife,
Meghan, and I are now in the process of

taking over this practice and bringing it
even further into the future of dentistry.
Other than digital dentistry my other
big dental passion is digital photography. I
really believe that photography is the main
pillar of modern cosmetic dentistry and I
couldn't really work without mine now.
The integration of digital photography
and digital intraoral scanners through
softwares such as Digital Smile Design is
something that is exciting to me at the
moment.
So moving forward, if money were no
object I would continue to invest in these

two passions of digital dentistry and
photography. My current camera setup is
a Canon 70D with twin flash Canon
setup and Lumiquest bouncers.
In an ideal world I would like to
upgrade this camera to a full-frame
camera such as the 5D Mark III. I would
also like to set up a full photography
studio with softbox lighting, because these
photos and videos look really beautiful.
Progressing with digital dentistry I
would like to make two main investments:
Sirona SL 3-D CBCT scanner and the
FormLabs Form2 3-D printer. In the past
year I have started placing dental implants
after restoring them for many years, most
recently using my Cerec Omnicam.
I am a massive fan of restoratively
driven implant placement; the idea of
merging an digital impression (STL file)
from my Cerec Omnicam and a CBCT
scan (Dicom file) to plan the position of
the final crown and thus accurate surgical
position of implant appeals to me.
If I could then 3-D print this guide
in-house, that is a really exciting workflow. 3-D printing has become far more
cost-effective and FormLabs is really
leading the way with desktop printers.
My plan is to also use open-source
software such as Meshmixer in combination with a Cerec scans to create digital
wax-ups which I could also print in-house
using the Form2 for trial smiles and to
guide cosmetic bonding cases. ■

'If money were no object, I would continue
to invest in digital dentistry and photography.'
Simon@drsimonchard.com | twitter : @sjschard | instagram: @simonchard

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of DentaltownUK May 2017

On Dentaltown.com
Mike Gow Editorial
Meet the Team
Howard Speaks
Dental Aid Network
Titanium vs. Zirconia Implants
NASDAL Goodwill
Golden Nuggets
Orthodontist Case Study
Poll—Pediatric Dentistry
Technology: The True Foundation of Your Practice
Continuing Education
Timeout: Chris Barrow
Progressive Bites
Walt Disney's Hollywood Smiles
Dental Imaging: Elaine Halley
MANAGING SYSTEMIC DISORDER: STEPHEN HUDSON
The Art of Diagnosis in Endodontics
MESSAGE BOARD: 2nd Distal Root on 36
Social Media Fails
Operation Smile
THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: SURGERY— HOME AND AWAY
Lifestyle Section
History of Dentistry
Student Section
Wish List
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - On Dentaltown.com
DentaltownUK May 2017 - Mike Gow Editorial
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Meet the Team
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Howard Speaks
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Dental Aid Network
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Titanium vs. Zirconia Implants
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - NASDAL Goodwill
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Golden Nuggets
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Orthodontist Case Study
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Poll—Pediatric Dentistry
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Technology: The True Foundation of Your Practice
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Continuing Education
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Timeout: Chris Barrow
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Progressive Bites
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Walt Disney's Hollywood Smiles
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Dental Imaging: Elaine Halley
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - MANAGING SYSTEMIC DISORDER: STEPHEN HUDSON
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - The Art of Diagnosis in Endodontics
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - MESSAGE BOARD: 2nd Distal Root on 36
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Social Media Fails
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Operation Smile
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - THROUGH THE KEYHOLE: SURGERY— HOME AND AWAY
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - Lifestyle Section
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DentaltownUK May 2017 - History of Dentistry
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