Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry is a demanding discipline that requires the combination of technical excellence and artistic skill. Another element that helps to set a cosmetic dentist apart is the attentive and listening ear of a dentist that truly wants to help you achieve your most beautiful smile.

Dr. Arthur Chal has excelled in cosmetic dentistry. In 1992, he passed the rigorous accreditation examinations of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Two years later, because of his reputation for excellence in his work, he was asked to serve on the accreditation examining board. The following year, he was elected to the Board of Directors of that organization, and in 2001 became the President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

But his greatest credentials are the photographs of the beautiful smiles he has created. We’d like to share one set of before-and-afters on this page. The case involves a woman named Pat. Her husband had just had a full mouth reconstruction and smile makeover performed by Dr. Chal. Pat’s request was straightforward—she wanted a beautiful new smile that was uniquely hers — feminine, delicate, stunning, and more attractive than her husband’s.

Many people who might be asking a question like this would be asking a dentist who didn’t really understand. But to Dr. Chal, this request wasn’t unusual. He understands that no two people have the same appearance, aspirations, and personality. Therefore, every smile he creates is unique, a work of art. Most dentists go into dentistry because they have a strong desire and aptitude for fixing things. Artistic sensitivity isn’t typically found among dentists. But Pat’s case beautifully displays Dr. Chal’s artistic sensitivity:


You can see more photographs in his smile gallery. To read more about cosmetic dentistry, browse through the pages in the cosmetic dentistry section of the menu at the top of the page. Each page listed there leads to other pages linked in the text and in additional menus at the bottoms of the pages.

And as everyone who is intimately familiar with the discipline knows, producing world-class cosmetic dentistry is a team effort. You may be therefore interested in reading about the master ceramist who has worked with him for over 35 years, Rick Durkee, CDT, AAACD. Mr. Durkee is one of only 32 master ceramists worldwide who have passed the rigorous accreditation examinations of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

You may also be interested in reading about the long relationship between Dr. Chal and Willi Geller, the father of modern dental ceramics. The techniques Willi Geller developed are now being used to create beautiful new Zirconium Crowns and Zirconium Bridges that not only have lifelike color and translucency, but are remarkably strong.

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