Simon Chard

Simon Chard

Author at Dentistry Online

Simon is an award-winning cosmetic dentist, international lecturer and British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry board director. He co-owns Rothley Lodge Dental with his wife Dr Meghan Chard, where he practises minimally invasive restorative dentistry utilising cutting edge technology and techniques. Simon is a co-founder of Pärla toothpaste tabs, an eco-friendly and plastic-free oral healthcare brand.
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Pärla – six months on from Dragon’s Den, what happened next?

We speak to Simon Chard about Pärla six months after the team appeared on Dragon’s Den…and turned down an offer. You’ve had a busy couple of months since we last spoke. Can you tell me what’s happened over the last six months? We’ve launched into Sainsbury’s and Boots. That’s around 400 Sainsbury’s across the country. We’re the … Continued

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Fully digital post – core and crown replacement

Simon Chard showcases how technological advancements in intraoral scanners helped restore four failing anterior teeth. With the advent of significant technological advancements in intraoral scanners, we can scan deeper than ever before with a high degree of accuracy. These capabilities offer new restorative methods for traditional prosthodontic work. For example, we can now scan the … Continued

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Drawing on experience – the Rothley Lodge Dental Practice transition to Denplan

Simon and Meghan Chard discuss their successful and smooth-running transition to Denplan. When a family business is passed down to the next generation, it doesn’t have to stand frozen in time to maintain its core values. For a dental practice, it’s vital that each generation feels able to improve and enhance what’s already there. This … Continued

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A vision of quality for healthcare delivery

Simon Chard explains how visionary investment in his dental hygiene department is helping to provide patients with the highest-quality care and secure the future success of his practice. How important is preventive care to your practice’s oral health offering? I think a focus on health is incredibly important for a clinic to move forward successfully. … Continued

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Pärla toothpaste tablets – what are they and how are they helping the planet?

Simon Chard explains how he set out disrupting the toothpaste market, whilst also attempting to make a massive difference to the planet. We formed Pärla toothpaste tablets out of a frustration with the existing toothpaste market. A frustration with single-use plastic. And a frustration with unethical and unnecessary ingredients and wanting to make a change. … Continued

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90 seconds with…Simon Chard

Here we find out more about Simon Chard and why he got into dentistry, despite being told never do what your parents do. Simon Chard Simon Chard is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic dentistry (BACD). He is also chairman of the young membership committee at the BACD. This enables him to … Continued

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Digitally-assisted implant restoration

Simon Chard demonstrates how the use of digital intraoral scanning and chairside milling can enhance the restorative phase of implant therapy. Dental implants are a fantastic addition to the repertoire of any restorative dentist and allow us to replace a tooth in a way that minimises damage to the remaining dentition. Dental implant restoration requires … Continued

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Not going back to traditional impressions

Dr Simon Chard talks about the many benefits the CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) Omnicam brings to his daily practice, as both a modular system and as an integral part of the CEREC digital workflow. I use CEREC Omnicam intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona on a daily basis, primarily for restoring crowns and … Continued

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