A common misconception among those who are new to DSD is that DSD is an app.
In reality, there is no need to use a smile simulation app to work with DSD and the DSD Planning Center.
Why don’t you need a smile simulation app?
Smile simulation pictures used in the DSD Hands-on App (currently discontinued) were done by the doctor in 2D. Afterwards, the 2D images were added to the 3D planning that is performed or generated by the DSD Planning Center team. The use of a smile simulation app is not mandatory and is not essential to work with the DSD Planning Center.
What do you need to work with the DSD Planning Center?
The important planning is that which is carried out in 3D software. This is where we have all the information we need and the ability to study the patient’s face and the case from all disciplines. The tools that are necessary to work with the DSD Planning Center are: good pictures and video, STL scans and X-rays. Following the DSD documentation protocol is an easy way to make sure that you are providing all the necessary files for your patient cases.