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Investing in the future of your practice

The rising focus on dental aesthetics and growing consumer awareness about cosmetic dentistry has led to the growth of the global cosmetic dentistry market. A recent study showed that the “market size was valued at USD 6.9 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2021 to 2028.” That being said, gone are the days where traditional dentistry approaches are seen as the most efficient and effective ways to deliver a patient’s forthcoming treatment results. As the market size grows it’s imperative to stay current with the tools and resources that are shaping today’s digital sphere. 

 

The use of computer-aided programs to carry out the Digital Smile Design method is streamlining many processes and removing several formerly manual steps that can now be automated. Clinicians are also benefiting from digital integration by improving the way they communicate with their patients, additionally it’s impacting the way they collaborate with their colleagues on treatment plans.

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Making mockup indexes: What to consider before performing a trial smile

Trying the new smile in a patient’s mouth is a very exciting moment! Smile test-drives allows you to achieve higher predictability in cosmetic cases while enabling, both, dentists and dental technicians to keep focus on the patient’s expectations and what is found on their clinical assessments. In other words, a smile test-drive can:

  • Give the patient greater assurance by managing their expectations
  • Give the dentist clearer insight into what needs to be adjusted or improved before submitting it as the final “template” guide for the dental technician to perform the final restorations (reduce errors and surprises)

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Making mockup indexes: What to consider before performing a trial smile

Trying the new smile in a patient’s mouth is a very exciting moment! Smile test-drives allows you to achieve higher predictability in cosmetic cases while enabling, both, dentists and dental technicians to keep focus on the patient’s expectations and what is found on their clinical assessments. In other words, a smile test-drive can:

  • Give the patient greater assurance by managing their expectations
  • Give the dentist clearer insight into what needs to be adjusted or improved before submitting it as the final “template” guide for the dental technician to perform the final restorations (reduce errors and surprises)

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Smile Design: A Key Piece in Your Planning & How It Comes Together

Many times we hear dentists expressing hesitation on what types of patients they should present Smile Designs to. Truth is, the ideal patient is already coming into your practice regularly. Great candidates for a smile simulation preview are typically those in restorative cases, gum contouring, and dental alignments to name a few.

When it comes to working with digital patient files, it is important that dentists know how to choose a dental laboratory that is well-versed on the digital workflow as every component plays a vital role and yields a more predictable outcome for the patient. A collaborative relationship between dentists and dental technicians is a win-win situation for all; reduced errors, turnaround time, and overall operating cost

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Smile Design: A Key Piece in Your Planning & How It Comes Together

Many times we hear dentists expressing hesitation on what types of patients they should present Smile Designs to. Truth is, the ideal patient is already coming into your practice regularly. Great candidates for a smile simulation preview are typically those in restorative cases, gum contouring, and dental alignments to name a few.

When it comes to working with digital patient files, it is important that dentists know how to choose a dental laboratory that is well-versed on the digital workflow as every component plays a vital role and yields a more predictable outcome for the patient. A collaborative relationship between dentists and dental technicians is a win-win situation for all; reduced errors, turnaround time, and overall operating cost

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How to use your iPhone camera to take incredible facial photos for your Smile Simulations

It is no secret that smile designs add value to your treatment planning as they provide additional perspective when evaluating a patient’s oral and facial structures for cosmetic dental procedures.

However, in order to yield the best possible outcomes in your smile designs, photographs of your patients need to be clear and from the right angles. 

If this is the first impression your patient will see of their possible esthetic outcome, we want to nail that shot! Typical errors have a lot to do with the quality in the frontal picture. To name a few:

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How to use your iPhone camera to take incredible facial photos for your Smile Simulations

It is no secret that smile designs add value to your treatment planning as they provide additional perspective when evaluating a patient’s oral and facial structures for cosmetic dental procedures.

However, in order to yield the best possible outcomes in your smile designs, photographs of your patients need to be clear and from the right angles. 

If this is the first impression your patient will see of their possible esthetic outcome, we want to nail that shot! Typical errors have a lot to do with the quality in the frontal picture. To name a few:

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6 Crucial Tips to Enhance Your Smile Simulations

Natural-looking smiles are everything we aim to achieve when we follow the Principles of Smile Design and facially-driven concepts used in DSDApp’s Digital Planning Workflow. It all starts by conducting a facial analysis of your patients to prepare to create an initial smile design of the patient’s future smile.

But what happens if the smile design does not look natural?

Of course we want the first impression to be moving, whether your treatment plan includes restorative changes to 2 teeth or 8, we want to show a notable difference in the aesthetics of the new smile that complement the patient’s facial features. 

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6 Crucial Tips to Enhance Your Smile Simulations

Natural-looking smiles are everything we aim to achieve when we follow the Principles of Smile Design and facially-driven concepts used in DSDApp’s Digital Planning Workflow. It all starts by conducting a facial analysis of your patients to prepare to create an initial smile design of the patient’s future smile.

But what happens if the smile design does not look natural?

Of course we want the first impression to be moving, whether your treatment plan includes restorative changes to 2 teeth or 8, we want to show a notable difference in the aesthetics of the new smile that complement the patient’s facial features. 

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How digital planning will benefit me and my patients in 2021 - Part 2

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  This quote by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw reflects a lot on our clinical day-to-day.

It is likely that you have experienced situations as those expressed in the quote above in your professional career. Perhaps a patient, a fellow dentist, or your lab technician has misinterpreted your requirements for a certain patient procedure, thereby delaying the flow of the treatment plan itself.

You thought you had relayed the message properly, both verbal and in writing, but the message in fact was not fully understood.

So how do you improve communication tactics in your practice to make the process a more efficient one for all those involved?

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How digital planning will benefit me and my patients in 2021 - Part 2

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  This quote by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw reflects a lot on our clinical day-to-day.

It is likely that you have experienced situations as those expressed in the quote above in your professional career. Perhaps a patient, a fellow dentist, or your lab technician has misinterpreted your requirements for a certain patient procedure, thereby delaying the flow of the treatment plan itself.

You thought you had relayed the message properly, both verbal and in writing, but the message in fact was not fully understood.

So how do you improve communication tactics in your practice to make the process a more efficient one for all those involved?

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How digital planning will benefit me and my patients in 2021.

We went through a year that took us on a roller coaster of emotions. We had to adapt our workflow to a type of dentistry that was not in our thoughts before. We crossed several obstacles, and today we are here, at the end of a year that showed us that we are stronger than we imagined. You are a winner.

In 2021, I want to invite you to hand over your clinical vision to new goals. A methodology that will expand your clinical knowledge for digital backward treatment planning and that will develop a better understanding of what is being planned for your patient, dental technicians, and other dentists involved in the plan.

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How digital planning will benefit me and my patients in 2021.

We went through a year that took us on a roller coaster of emotions. We had to adapt our workflow to a type of dentistry that was not in our thoughts before. We crossed several obstacles, and today we are here, at the end of a year that showed us that we are stronger than we imagined. You are a winner.

In 2021, I want to invite you to hand over your clinical vision to new goals. A methodology that will expand your clinical knowledge for digital backward treatment planning and that will develop a better understanding of what is being planned for your patient, dental technicians, and other dentists involved in the plan.

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Creating a Smile Design as Unique as Your Patient

By now you’ve seen our latest release with AI-Powered Smile Design on iPhone, a revolutionary update. You know how they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Well, there are additional features available that have been added to allow you (the beholder) to perfect your smile designs to your liking or better yet, that of your patients. 

In this post we’re going to be diving into each feature and how to use them to perfect your smile design. Keep in mind that with AI-generated smile design, the goal is to motivate the patient and in over 85% of those designs it gets the job done so as long as the frontal-facial picture is taken correctly. To learn about the perfect picture, watch this tutorial.

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Creating a Smile Design as Unique as Your Patient

By now you’ve seen our latest release with AI-Powered Smile Design on iPhone, a revolutionary update. You know how they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder? Well, there are additional features available that have been added to allow you (the beholder) to perfect your smile designs to your liking or better yet, that of your patients. 

In this post we’re going to be diving into each feature and how to use them to perfect your smile design. Keep in mind that with AI-generated smile design, the goal is to motivate the patient and in over 85% of those designs it gets the job done so as long as the frontal-facial picture is taken correctly. To learn about the perfect picture, watch this tutorial.

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The Three Types of Smile Designs in the Digital Workflow

A digital treatment plan approach is reshaping the way cosmetic and restorative dentistry is being performed. The digital workflow is adding precision to obtain optimal esthetics while restoring form and function.

DSDApp is an essential part of the digital workflow because you use one of modern dentistry’s most patient-centric approaches, Digital Smile Design, to enhance the diagnostic for each patient that comes through the doors. It allows you to assess each patient individually based on their facial and dental structures. With DSDApp you get closer to finding out the final esthetic results more accurately and efficiently. 

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The Three Types of Smile Designs in the Digital Workflow

A digital treatment plan approach is reshaping the way cosmetic and restorative dentistry is being performed. The digital workflow is adding precision to obtain optimal esthetics while restoring form and function.

DSDApp is an essential part of the digital workflow because you use one of modern dentistry’s most patient-centric approaches, Digital Smile Design, to enhance the diagnostic for each patient that comes through the doors. It allows you to assess each patient individually based on their facial and dental structures. With DSDApp you get closer to finding out the final esthetic results more accurately and efficiently. 

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