Gerard Chiche, DDS is presently Clinical Professor at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry. He recently completed his 10-year term as the Thomas P. Hinman Endowed Professor in Restorative Dentistry, and Director of the Center for Esthetic & Implant Dentistry. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He lectures nationally and internationally in Esthetic Dentistry and he is the author of two textbooks in Esthetic Dentistry published by Quintessence Publishing Co. He became in 2009 the first recipient of the Endowed Chair sponsored by the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society, and he is the 2020 recipient of the Icon Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dentistry of the Seattle Study Club.