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.