Born in Bordeaux in 1960, Dr Jean-François Lasserre graduated from the University of Bordeaux in 1983. After a postgraduate degree (DEA) in anthropology, he was appointed lecturer in 1994 in the Department of Prosthetics at the Faculty of Dental Surgery of Bordeaux. In 2003, he defended his doctoral thesis on dental wear in present and past populations, with in particular the development of a wear simulator to study composites and ceramics. He taught occlusodontics for more than 15 years, and later devoted himself to teaching and research in the fields of esthetics and ceramic restorations. He is the author of numerous national and international articles and frequently lectures in these fields. As a hospital practitioner, he is also a freelance practitioner in Bordeaux specializing in esthetic dentistry, implantology, and prosthetics. He is the founder of ‘Symbiose,’ a research and training group in esthetic dentistry. Responsible for the international relations of his faculty, he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy (UMP) of Ho Chi Minh City as well as Honorary Professor at the Hanoi Medical University of Vietnam. He is also an Associate Professor at the Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.