Here at Digital Smile Design, we are proud of our long-standing official partnership with industry leader in the field of dental implants, ZimVie. As part of this global collaboration, we are always looking for ways to add more value to the partnership as well as better serve clinicians and patients. This is why DSD has recently begun to collaborate with the ZimVie-owned implant treatment planning service, Implant Concierge.
DSD and Implant Concierge
This collaboration means that customers who are planning an implant case with Implant Concierge will be able to order a DSD Diagnostic Design to guide their planning. This is an initial, facially driven smile design of the upper, lower or upper and lower. However, we understand that there are many similarities between the DSD Upper product, which can be ordered from the DSD Planning Center, and the DSD Diagnostic Design, which is now available within Implant Concierge. In this article we will explain what both of these products are and explore the differences between them.
Ordering the DSD Upper from the DSD Planning Center
The DSD Upper is a product that customers can order from the DSD Planning Center. It is a facially driven, ideal, functional smile design of the patient’s upper arch which can be used as a starting point to guide any type of treatment plan. Ordering the DSD Upper comes with the following features:
Comprehensive treatment planning and team
Ordering the DSD Upper product allows you to benefit from the comprehensive interdisciplinary knowledge of the DSD Planning Center team. This means that when we create this design, we consider comprehensive treatment planning and take into account all specialties.
DSD customer support
The customer support service you receive with the DSD Upper is from the DSD Planning Center. This includes:
Modifications to the design performed by DSD
Comprehensive know-how beyond the initial design
Brainstorming and decision making about what can be changed or improved. For example: whether or not to do ortho, include perio, change the bite, or include the lower.
Support with your patient presentation
The DSD Upper design includes 3 STL files: the Upper Smile Design over the original model (Pre-treatment), the Upper Smile Design with the digitally reduced model (Post-treatment) and the DSD Motivational Mock-up file. These STL files can be printed by our DSD Lab and sent to your office, or you can print them yourself. The DSD Upper Design also comes with a full slide presentation which provides you with the strategy for how to successfully perform the Motivational Mock-up and present the DSD presentation to the patient.
Option to upgrade your product
As a DSD Planning Center customer, it’s possible to upgrade your Upper design and continue your journey with the particular case as much as you want or need to. The Upper design can be upgraded to:
an Upper Lower
an Upper Lower modifying the vertical dimension
an Upper Lower with Invisalign
an Upper Lower plus interdisciplinary planning
an Upper Lower plus perio analysis
an upper Lower plus orthodontic simulation
In addition, you will receive the full presentation for any of these additional upgrades that you choose to do.
Ordering the DSD Diagnostic Design within Implant Concierge
Implant Concierge customers can now order an initial DSD Diagnostic Design of the upper to guide their implant treatment plan. When a customer orders the DSD Diagnostic Design, DSD will create the design and send the file to Implant Concierge, who will then be able to modify the design in their software according to what the doctor wants in the workflow. Ordering the DSD Diagnostic Design of the upper as an Implant Concierge customer comes with the following features:
DSD know-how in smile design
The diagnostic design gives you the benefit of DSD know-how when it comes to designing a beautiful mouth in harmony with the face. This design takes into consideration only the surgery.
Disciplinary implant planning service
The DSD Diagnostic Design will help you to connect your implant planning to a smile design project. In this way, this initial design will allow you to improve your implant planning through Implant Concierge.
Implant Concierge customer support
Apart from the initial design, which is provided by DSD, all the rest of the communication, support and planning know-how that you will benefit from in the workflow is from the Implant Concierge team.
DSD Upper or DSD Diagnostic Design?
If you have a non-comprehensive approach or a non-comprehensive case, and you want to plan your implant better by connecting it to a smile design project, then you can add a DSD Diagnostic Design to your implant planning as an Implant Concierge customer.
However, if you want a design that can be the starting point to guide any type of treatment plan, ordering the DSD Upper as a DSD Planning Center customer is the right option for your needs.