Dr Christian Coachman travels from Brazil to hold a training Day at Cherrybank

By Phil / May 22nd, 2013

Cherrybank Dental Spa were very honoured to welcome Dr Christian Coachman to our Edinburgh practice in April this year. Dr Coachman is a seventh generation dentist from Sao Paulo, Brazil and is a dually qualified dentist and dental technician.


We welcomed him to our practice to hold a training day with our team, including our master dental ceramist and technician. Dr Coachman has pioneered the concept of DSD or Digital Smile Design. This is a revolutionary concept that allows us to use digital photography and state of the art software to analyse your smile, and to create a template of a smile design which can be tried in your mouth before any changes to your teeth are made.


Cosmetic dentistry, smile design or often provide a dental solution for an emotional issue. If we don’t like our smile, this can effect our confidence and how we are perceived by others. Being able to see the potential of any changes allows our patients to connect emotionally with the end result, and to be absolutely sure before committing to treatment that they will be delighted with the result.

From our side, it allows us to better communicate between dentist and ceramist and to be sure that we fully understand a patient’s wants and desires. Many aspects of a smile are subjective eg colour of teeth, shape of edges and these are difficult to put into words. Digital photography is the key.


Our patient for the day, Michael, was absolutely amazed with the results. ‘ I couldn’t believe the change in my smile. For years I have been guarding my smile as I was embarrassed by a chipped tooth. I had no idea how much a few simple changes could transform how I looked. Amazing”

Dr Coachman has an amazing schedule and is lecturing literally all over the world. We were very honoured that he could fit Edinburgh in – and as his grandmother was originally from Scotland, he was able to trace his roots and of course his tartan!

If you want to know more about Digital Smile Design, porcelain vaneers or anything else, why not Contact Us.

Last updated May 2nd, 2018