Dentist of the Month

In-depth interview with an experienced dentist

Dr. Gustavo Bianchi had solid training as a dental technician before completing his studies and becoming a dentist. His approach is a generalist but surgical, and he finds the new regeneration techniques particularly fascinating, making accurate surgical planning increasingly essential. Dr. Gustavo Bianchi strongly believes in artificial intelligence applied to diagnostics that can provide greater precision and peace of mind in the relationship with the patient. His advice to young colleagues is to recognize that every professional has specific skills and that teamwork is the best strategy to get the most out of it. Read the full interview below.

 

Interview

Why did you choose this profession? How many years of experience do you have in the field?

I am from the old guard, I have a degree in medicine and surgery because in my time there was no faculty of dentistry. At first I had a different vision of my future in the medical field, but once I graduated and finished my internship, I decided to pursue a dental career almost by chance.

What services does your studio offer? Is there something you specialize in?

As a dentist I work alone, but I have two collaborators who assist me at the chair and in the dental laboratory. Conservative is my daily routine, but from a surgical point of view I specialize in implantology. I also do orthodontics, both mobile and fixed; for the fixed one I use the Alexander Discipline, while for the mobile one I use Invisalign.

In your experience, what are the most interesting or complex cases you happen to work on?

I like implantology very much. Prostetizations are certainly complex but they also give a lot of satisfaction.

Are there any dental technologies that you particularly believe in or that you believe are the future of your profession?

I recently purchased a laser equipment and I am inquiring to participate in a course. I strongly believe in this technique, I think its applications open up many opportunities. Of course, there are different types, the one used on soft tissues is the diode laser, while the one used on hard tissues is the erbium laser.

Do you have any advice that you would like to share with your colleagues? Maybe the younger ones who are starting this profession now?

The most relevant thing for young professionals is not to forget the human aspect of the profession. Many of my young colleagues have a more technical background than mine and must remember that dentistry includes a human aspect that is fundamental to the profession.

How do you promote your business?

We have visibility on Google and Facebook, but social media is not my environment so I leave the management in the hands of my assistant. Word of mouth always remains the determining factor.

Are there any obstacles you have encountered in growing her business?

Years ago it was much simpler. Now managing the relationship with patients is more complicated because they are less “loyal” to their doctor and often arrive informed by things they have read on the Internet and it becomes difficult to unhinge these beliefs.

What are your interests outside of work? Can you tell us a little about what you do in your free time?

I love to travel and practice sports, but I am also a handy man, I like to build furniture and do small home renovations myself.