Gerard Chiche

Program Director

Gerard Chiche

Program Director


Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Restorative Sciences

Other Duties

Director, Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry

Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, Restorative Sciences


Dr. Chiche is the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry, and the Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry at Augusta State University, College of Dental Medicine in Augusta, GA. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and the author of two textbooks: Esthetics of Anterior Fixed Restorations, and Smile Design - A guide for Clinician, Ceramist and Patient. He became in 2009 the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society.

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  • DDS, Prosthodontics/Prosthodontolog Paris 7 University, 1979


  • DEN LA license Louisiana State Board of Dentistry, 1991

  • Prosthodontics certificate 1980

  • DEN Florida Board of Dentistry, 1983

  • DEN Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Emeritus Professor LSU School of Dentistry, New Orleans LA, 2014

  • ICD Leadership Award, Georgia Section International College of Dentists, 2012

  • Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Chair in Restorative Dentistry Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society, 2009

  • Distinguished Lecturer Award Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics Foundation, 2007

  • Listed in Best Dentists in America 2004-2005 Woodward-White Editors, 2004

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PROR 7120

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • PROR 8120

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • PROR 9120

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • CLCR 8014

    Dental Implantology
  • PROR 7020

    Didactic Prosthodontics
  • PROR 8020

    Didactic Prosthodontics
  • PROR 9020

    Didactic Prosthodontics
  • ESTD 9901

    Esthetic Fellowship Clinic I
  • ESTD 9902

    Esthetic Fellowship Clinic II
  • ESTD 9001

    Esthetic Seminars I
  • ESTD 9002

    Esthetic Seminars II
  • IBTS 5001

    Indications Based Trmnt Soluti
  • PROR 7130

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • PROR 8130

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • PROR 9130

    Clinical Prosthodontics
  • CLCR 8008

    Interdisciplinary Seminar
  • TXPL 5002

    Treatment Planning II

Teaching Interests

Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry


Selected Recent Publications

  • . Implant-supported zirconia full-mouth rehabilitations key factors. , 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Estetica e funcao Rehabilitacao total com ceramica de dissilicato de litio , 2017
    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
  • Esthetic and FunctionFull mouth rehabilitation with Lithium Disilicate Ceramics, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Effect of different ceramic primers on shear bond strength of resin-modified glass ionomer cement to zirconia, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Key Factors in Treatment Planning for Complex Cases. Orthodontics as a tool to manage severely worn dentitions, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Ceramic materials

Department Service

  • 2016 - 2017