Simon Chard’s aesthetic toolkit

Simon Chard shares the products and equipment he couldn’t live without in his aesthetic dental practice

Cerec Omnicam

For the last five years I have been using digital dentistry almost every day. I now use my Cerec for restorative, orthodontic, and implant dentistry and really couldn’t live without it.

Lecturing on digital dentistry is one of the best parts of my job as I am super passionate about it.

Canon digital macro photography set up

I use a Canon 80d with Canon 100mm L series lens and a twin flash set up.

I am a huge advocate of dental photography; there are so many benefits to documenting your work.

Ipad Pro and Apple Pencil

I use my massive Ipad every day for consultations. I take photographs of my patients, upload them directly onto the Ipad and then, using the Apple Pencil, I can draw on the images and explain things to patients in a very transparent way.

Cosmedent composite brushes 

I love cosmetic bonding: it’s one of my favourite procedures to carry out and I honestly couldn’t do it without these brushes. I use them in combination with wetting resin and it creates invisible dentistry that my patients love.

Univet 5x loupes and light

In my opinion, every dentist should be using magnification. I love these loupes; I jumped from 3x to 5x last year and have seen a noticeable improvement in the accuracy of my work.

This article was originally published in the October 2017 issue of Aesthetic Dentistry Today. Read more articles like this in Aesthetic Dentistry Today and gain three hours’ verifiable CPD with every issue. Click here to subscribe or call 01923 851 777. Get in touch via Twitter @AesDenToday or



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