Aesthetic dentistry is our passion

Teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, implants, ceramic restorations, periodontal (gum) surgery ... our expertise will give you the confidence to smile again.

High quality dental care for all the family

From prevention to prostheses, we provide a wide range of dental treatments to meet your needs. And don’t forget we offer inhalation sedation to calm even the most nervous patient.

The team is here for you

Our practice in the centre of Lausanne offers a relaxed and friendly service in comfortable surroundings. The whole team is responsive to your needs and offers you personalised dental care.

About us

The dental practice of Dr Luc Tétaz and Dr Valérie Métral-Favez in Lausanne: specialising in general dentistry

History of the practice

The dental practice was opened in 1958 by Dr Jean-Jacques Tétaz who, after qualifying as a dentist in Geneva, studied maxillofacial surgery in Düsseldorf. He then went to the University of Southern California (USC) where he trained in onlays and jacket crowns that were THE gold standard of dental aesthetics.

After this step in his career, he rapidly directed the practice towards surgery and complex post-traumatic prosthetic restorations. In 1969, his was the first practice in the French-speaking part of Switzerland to employ dental hygienists, a profession that has since become the mainstay of preventive dentistry and provides the prophylaxis necessary to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Dr Luc Tétaz joined his father in 1993 and took over the practice in 1995. After defending his doctoral thesis in preventive dentistry and training in dental emergencies and surgery in the university medical outpatient and emergency department (PMU) in Lausanne, he added implantology to the services offered by the practice in 1993, with bone and periodontal regenerative surgery some years later. Based on his years of clinical experience, he gained postgraduate Swiss Dental Association (SSO) qualifications in oral implantology and general dentistry. He furthered his expertise in aesthetic dentistry by engaging with the leading experts in the field. You can find photos of some of his cases presented in the gallery.

In 2010, Dr Valérie Métral-Favez joined the team, bringing additional skills in treating children and nervous patients, thanks to her training in the use of nitrous oxide (‘laughing gas’) for sedation. We want your visits to be a pleasant experience and your treatments carried out without anxiety or pain.

Today, supported by a team of dental hygienists and dental nurses, our philosophy remains the same. We actively promote regular hygiene to prevent problems with the teeth and gums and maintain oral health and to help our work last for as long as possible.

Meet the team

Dr Tétaz

Dr Luc Tétaz

Dental surgeon

speaks English, French and German

 

Valérie

 Dr Valérie Métral

Dental surgeon

speaks German, English and French 

 

Carole

Carole

Dental nurse

speaks French

Sandy


Sandy

Dental hygienist 

speaks French and Portuguese

 

Milena

Milena

Dental nurse

speaks French

 

Elodie

Elodie

Dental nurse

speaks French, Italian, Spanish and English

Sylvie

Sylvie

Dental hygienist 

speaks English, French and Italian

 

Sandrine

Sandrine

Dental hygienist 

speaks English and French

 

Valentina

Valentina

Dental hygienist 

speaks French

       

Practical information

Avenue de la Gare 17 1003 Lausanne

Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, by appointment only.

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