The DR Training Institute

“High level training for dental teams to create their ideal practice.”

For many years the DR Institute under the direction of Dr Derry Rogers has been expanding the skills of dentists & hygienists in Australia and New Zealand with the aim of optimizing their Dental Practices.

In response to the growing demand for best practice, he has developed seminar programs to teach cutting edge clinical training in modern day practice whilst ensuring the business success of the practice.

Dr Simon HinckfussDr Simon Hinckfuss has Masters Degrees in both Crown and Bridge and Periodontics. He graduated from Melbourne in Fixed Prosthodontics and University of Minnesota USA in Periodontics. He brings a wealth of knowledge from the perspective of the surgical management of foundational issues and superstructure maintenance through his Prosthodontics background.

Michael StubbsDr Michael Stubbs is an Oral Medicine specialist completing both a Masters degree in Oral Pathology from the University of Adelaide and later the Masters degree in Oral Medicine from the University of Melbourne. Further, completing his fellowship from the RACDS in 2000. Dr Stubbs is a senior dental consultant at the Alfred Hospital and specialist in private practice. In addition, he is the Clinical Co-Editor of Australasian Dentist publication and has been actively involved in the teaching of Oral Medicine since completing his training.

Derry RogersDr Derry Rogers Delivers clinical hands-on seminars for dentists and hygienists in Australia & New Zealand. He is an international lecturer and author of numerous articles and manuals on Cosmetic, Reconstructive Dentistry and Practice Management. He completed in 2010 an Executive MBA at Harvard University.
Dr Rogers maintains a private practice in Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Christian Coachman
Dr Christian Coachman from Brazil, is one of the worlds leading Cosmetic Dentists and the inventor of the Digital Smile Design process.
He has teamed with the DR Institute to enable dentists throughout Australia to learn the process of DSD and provide enhanced cosmetic dental procedures to their clients.

Dr Coachman initially trained as a ceramist then returned to the University of Sao Paolo to graduate as a dentist in 2002.
He combines the skill set of a world class ceramist with his world renowned clinical skills to be the innovator of Digital Smile Design. He travels the world literally weekly to share his knowledge and in partnership with the DR Institute, assist dentists to enhance their patient’s smiles.

“Digital Smile design seeks to present to the public a new face of dentistry, more human, emotional and artistic, further enhancing the profession of dentistry within our society. Because after all, there are not many things more important in this life than a natural, confident and beautiful smile”
Dr Christian Coachman

The DR Institute creates and delivers clinical programs in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA and Asia. Its faculty meets regularly to stay abreast of the developments in dentistry and travels regularly to the clinical development sites around the world to stay abreast of technology and deliver this knowledge to clinicians around Australasia.


“Derry has excellent systems in place, both clinically and managerial and it is a pleasure to see such a team – a focused, streamlined cosmetic practice. Clinical procedures offer clever alternatives to existing techniques, a focus on attention to detail and an artist’s eye. Thought provoking and stimulating philosophical discussions.”

Dr Andrea Shepperson
Cosmetic/General Dentist
Auckland, New Zealand


“I thoroughly enjoyed all the courses I attended at Dr Rogers. I have now redone the full course series 3 times and continue to be amazed at the information that I have gained and how it has changed my practice. It is also of major benefit to network with the other attending dentists and realize that we are all in the same place in terms of our frustrations that are all alleviated by interacting with Dr Rogers and attending his training programs. I look forward to his next course as he is constantly updating his knowledge and delivery.”

Dr Terry Fenn – Perth


“Derry presents a brilliant and exceptional series of courses on all aspects of aesthetic dentistry and poses challenges on practice management and personal goals. Attendance for the progressive thinking individual is necessary. It changed the way I approach dentistry.”

Dr Kay Chia – Brisbane