STARLIGHT DENTAL (INTERNATIONAL Clinic- French, German + Vietnamese Drs)

  • HEAD DR- DOCTOR Phillipe Guettier (French)-Endodontics
    English / French
    DDS Paris 1988
    Postgraduate Endodontics
    (1991) & Periodontics (1990)

    Dr Marc Schiffmann (German)


    Dental Surgery & Implant
    DDS Ho Chi Minh City 1996
    Languages: English, Vietnamese

    Periodontology - Gum Surgery - Implant
    DDS Ho Chi Minh City 1994
    Languages: English, Vietnamese

    DDS Ho Chi Minh City 1993
    Certified in Orthodontics
    Languages: English, Vietnamese

    English / Vietnamese
    DDS Ho Chi Minh City 2001
    Certified in Orthodontics

    DDS Ho Chi Minh City 1993
    Certified in Orthodontics
    Orthodontic teacher at the University of Ho Chi Minh City
    Languages: English, Vietnamese


District 1 HCMC, behind Diamond Plaza, 10 min from city centre by taxi

"Our choice team of top Vietnamese dentists, with post-graduate degrees in all areas of specialization. They have the been selected by Starlight because of their outstanding ability in their field"


Director, Dr Philippe Guettier graduated in Medicine at the University of Paris VII in 1984 and specialized in Dentistry at Garancière Dental School, Paris, in 1988.

In 1989, he got a post-graduate certificate in Dental Biomaterials. In 1990, he got a post-graduate certificate in Endodontics as well as a post-graduate certificate in Periodontology.

He was nominated part-time as Assistant Professor at the Paris Dental School in 1990 and worked in Private practice in Paris. He started his private practice in Vietnam in 2000.

Since 1992, Dr Guettier has also been actively involved in the research and development of new dental products. His main interest is the research of innovations to simplify and improve endodontic treatment of general dentists in their day to day practice.

Dr Guettier has presented over 250 lectures on Dentistry in International Congress and at Dental Schools in more than 35 countries.

Starlight Dental


"At Starlight Dental Clinic we take our responsibilities towards our patients very seriously. Controlling the risk of infection from dental procedures is central to our standard protocols. We continually strive to ensure that we are completely up to date with our methods, equipment and techniques."

Our dentists at Starlight can offer multiple treatment options for dental care. These options may vary in complexity, durability and cost.
A missing tooth can be replaced by either a dental implant, bridge or denture. Which one is chosen depends a great deal on what you, the patient, wants.

We listen carefully to our patients. Working together, you and us, can choose the treatment options that best meet your needs.
This relationship is a shared responsibility. Your dentist will explain each treatment option, including its benefits and drawbacks.

You should tell your dentist about yourself and your needs, and ask your dentist and office staff as many questions as needed to help you understand the treatment recommendations.

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"Let Us Tell You about Our Specialized Implant Surgery"      Dr Phillipe, Starlight Dental


 "Starlight dental implants are basically sophisticated screws made of a medically pure metal, Titanium.

These screws are then placed in the jaw bone and rest under the gum for 3 - 6 months. During this time they actually fuse to the jawbone and become osseo(bone)integrated. After the appropriate healing time, we uncover the implants and use them to replace one or more missing teeth by fabricating some sort of dental prosthesis.

I understand implants originated in Sweden? Is there a difference between the different implant manufacturers?

Today, there are numerous implant companies in use on a daily basis. Originally all dental implants are produced in USA and Europe. Now many implants are made in Asia (Korea…)..These implants are usually cheaper but don’t have all scientific studies research and long term feedback and these implant are now widely use in all south east asia. But all implants in use in the United States are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration and must meet very stringent requirements . Since 1998, Starlight Dental Clinic use only Biomet 3i implants, made in USA and leading implant in USA.
What are implants made of?

Implants are made of commercially and medically pure Titanium. This is the same metal that has been successfully used in hip implants for many years. It is inert and is not known to cause any type of rejection phenomenon. Biomet 3i implants have also sophisticate surface to allow optimal bone contact.

How complicated is the surgery?

Implant surgery is done in two stages. The first stage involves the placement of the implants into the available jaw bone. This is most commonly done with just local anesthesia. It is complicated only in the sense that the surgery requires great precision. Every attempt is made to insure success.

Our Starlight dedicate room for implant surgery is set up similar to an operating room, the equipment thoroughly sterilized and the most modern techniques utilized. Minimal postoperative discomfort is usually noticed.

You will be given the appropriated antibiotics and analgesics just as a precaution. Very definitive postoperative instruction will be given to you at the time of surgery. If you follow the guidelines, everything should proceed without a hitch.

Can implants be rejected?

No! They are made of an inert metal which has no history of rejection by the body.They are not a living organ such as the lung or liver and therefore there is no rejection phenomenon. If failure should occur, and this is only a remote possibility, it is mechanical in nature and not due to rejection by the body. Depending on the source you read, implants are anywhere from 85-95 percent successful depending upon certain factors such as implant location, amount and quality of bone, your health condition etc. These factors will be evaluated before we place your implants

What types of restorations can be placed on implants?

The answer to this question depends upon your treatment objectives. This can vary from simple removable prostheses, using the implants for retention , to totally implant supported fixed porcelain fused to metal crowns and bridges. Implant bridges can be either removable or fixed (not removable) depending upon the number of implants.

Will I be able to chew and function normally?

Yes. Once your implants have integrated, you will be able to function normally without any unusual sensations. Your chewing ability will really depend upon the type of prosthesis you have chosen.

How long is the entire implant process?

Dental implants take approximately 3-4 months in the lower jaw and 5 to 6 months in the upper to integrate. Once integrated, it takes several visits to complete the restoration depending upon the complexity.

What is the cost?

The cost of implant dentistry is based upon a combination of the surgical phase and the prosthetic phase. Your total treatment fee will depend upon the number of implants and the complexity of your final restoration."

Starlight Veneers:

Dental porcelain veneers can be installed in about a week.
Porcelain veneers can give you a much better smile in only a few days!

We will start by removing about 0.5 mm to 1mm from the thickness of your teeth . Once your teeth have been reduced, we will make a impression of your teeth. That impression will be sent to our laboratory and will be used to create your veneers.
As soon as your veneers are back from our laboratory, they are ready to be applied!

We will use a special cement and a beam of light to adhere your veneers to your natural teeth. And, since that cement is so strong, it can actually keep bacteria at bay. The cement will not allow bacteria to get in between your veneers and your teeth – meaning that you will not have to worry about tooth decay forming underneath
Dental porcelain veneers are designed to look and feel just like your normal teeth.
If they are applied correctly, no one will even know you have them!
If you just have one tooth that has a cosmetic flaw, you can get a single veneer. Or, if you just want to put veneers on a couple of teeth, you can do that, too. Since they look and feel like your natural teeth, a single veneer will not stick out
Dental porcelain veneers cannot be repaired.
If one breaks, your cosmetic dentist will have to get a new one made for you. That’s why it is so important to be careful with them. If you have veneers, you should not chew on ice, bite your fingernails, or grind your teeth. Doing so can make your veneers crack or chip.