DSD Planning Center services for dentists

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DSD Planning Center services

PLANNING CENTER Design Plan and Motivate

Design, Plan and Motivate

Every comprehensive case starts with facially-driven design, enabling dentists to make better decisions, improve treatment planning and skyrocket case acceptance.



World-class services to perform comprehensive dentistry and execute on treatment plans with precision and total confidence, with predictable and excellent outcomes.



Deliver outstanding comprehensive dentistry and exceed patient expectations from treatment plan to final result every time with this selection of proven methods.


How dentists work with the DSD Planning Center

The impact is unbelievable...

The impact is unbelievable because I am so secure performing my treatments because the are so well thought out before and I am predictable in the outcome.

Dr Stephan Eckrich
DSD Clinic owner, Germany

Frequently Asked Questions

The DSD Planning Center is exclusive to certified DSD Clinics and dentists who have completed the DSD Provider course and subsequent DSD Planning Center Certification, granting them access to the DSD Provider membership. Once onboarded in either pathway, doctors will be guided by the team on the necessary steps required to submit a case. All cases submitted to the DSD Planning Center follow the detailed protocol and patient digitalization steps to facilitate 3D treatment planning.

A popular option for many DSD Planning Center clients is the 'DSD Upper' as it is a powerful motivational tool for patients that facilitates case acceptance.

It includes a digital smile wax-up of the upper arch, designed from the facially-driven analysis of the patient.

The DSD Interdisciplinary is another popular product; it features a DSD Report with comprehensive treatment plan suggestions and digital simulations of all the options. In addition, there is a scheduled video call with a member of the DSD Planning Center’s Interdisciplinary Team to discuss the case in detail. This product includes

  • STL of the Upper Smile Design over the original model (pre-treatment)

  • STL of the Lower Smile Design over the original model (pre-treatment)

  • STL of the Upper Smile Designs with the digitally reduced model (post-treatment)

  • STL of the Lower Upper Smile Designs with the digitally reduced model (post-treatment)

  • STL of the Motivational Mockup

  • Live Treatment Plan (LTP) session with a DSD Interdisciplinary expert

To work with the DSD Planning Center in the most effective way you will need:

  1. A professional photography set (camera, strobes, softboxes, etc.) or amateur (mobile phone and led light ring).

  2. An intraoral scanner is an important part of the DSD patient digitalization stage. We can provide you with advice on buying an intraoral scanner and instructions on how to use it as part of our protocols.

  3. A device from which to order the cases, review the reports that will be sent to you after the planning and to present the treatment to the patient. Ideally it should be a computer but it can also be a tablet.

  4. A 3D printer is not mandatory, but very useful to improve and speed up the digital dentistry process, particularly when printing stents for guided procedures.

  5. Clinical materials associated with digital dentistry: for example, guided surgery implant boxes and their attachments.

  6. Cone Beam CT - optional

  7. Facial scanner - optional

No specific dental software is required by clients to work with DSD. However, with each case, the DSD Planning Center provides PowerPoint presentation files that we recommend using as the case presentation for patients. Ideally, dentists should have either Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote available on their computer, laptop or tablet to use this presentation.

As a DSD Planning Center client there is no limit to the number of cases you can submit at any given time. With each purchase DSD Clinics earn DSD Coins, the rewards program that unlocks additional benefits.

DSD Clinics have a dedicated concierge online group with direct access to DSD Planning Center advisors and key DSD doctors, who are available to assist on all cases and address general queries. DSD Clinics also have exclusive access to Live Treatment Planning and Live Surgical Planning sessions, which are scheduled individually with expert team members to discuss cases with the doctor on an online video chat. These calls are included with certain products such as the DSD Interdisciplinary.

All clients have direct communication to DSD Planning Center and DSD Lab when they open a case, via an online chat in the same webpage. This means all clinical discussions are organized by patient and are easy to follow and to receive notifications from.

As part of the DSD Provider membership, which costs $595 per month, clients receive one design product (known as DSD Upper and Lower) included in the price. Clients can order as many cases as they wish, however they do not have access to more advanced comprehensive services such as DSD Interdisciplinary. The DSD Planning Center services costs range typically between $160-$870. The DSD Provider membership fee can be billed monthly or annually.

As a DSD Clinic, the monthly membership starts from $6000 and this guarantees unlimited access to the DSD Planning Center. Clients order and pay per product and many DSD Clinics successfully build these into their patient fees. Every transaction earns DSD Coins for DSD Clinic clients, the rewards program that unlocks additional benefits. Single-fee contracts are available for an additional monthly fee which include unlimited case designs for DSD Upper, DSD Lower, DSD Upper and Lower and DSD Shell products.

As a DSD Provider, access to the DSD Planning Center is guaranteed with the membership payments of $595 per month (or billed annually). The membership includes 1 free design product per month. Training and support is provided in order for clients to make the most of the DSD implementation experience. Additional cases can be added and all related products ordered will be charged as usual (typically ranging between $160-$870 each). Many clients add these costs to their patient treatment plan totals.

As a DSD Clinic client, the more products ordered from the DSD Planning Center, the more benefits and the more DSD Coins are earned. Product prices are adjusted according to world regions to reflect purchasing power in different countries. The monthly DSD Clinics fee starts from $6000 and single-fee contracts are available that include unlimited case designs for DSD Upper, DSD Lower, DSD Upper and Lower and DSD Shell products. Many DSD Clinics successfully build the product costs into their patient fees.

Yes, many dentists continue to use their own labs for the manufacturing of products designed by the DSD Planning Center. All STL files are provided to clients via a data protected channel. Read this article for more information

The DSD Planning Center works with dentists based around the world, from New Zealand to Canada and many countries in between. As a result, it has always operated an efficient asynchronous communication method using our website chat and dedicated concierge groups. The official working hours of the DSD Planning Center are 9am-6pm, Central European Time, Monday to Friday. Team members also work in shifts to accommodate doctors in different time zones. Live Treatment Planning sessions are scheduled with the doctors at a time that is convenient to them.

Delivery times vary between products. For example, the delivery time for an interdisciplinary product is 7 business days and this includes a Live Treatment Planning call with one of the DSD Planning Center team members. Other products, such as the DSD Upper, take 3 business days. Every product delivery time is listed on the webpage and specific deadlines can be discussed with the support team.

Every product in the DSD Planning Center store is unique. When you visit the DSD Planning Center online store page and click onto any product you will see a section with information such as "What is this product? and What is included with this product?" which gives you the necessary and detailed information about every product, including the delivery time.

Dentists with a membership through either certified DSD Clinic or DSD Provider can access the DSD Planning Center.

For these clients, the DSD Planning Center will always start working on a case with a main design product. Every new case starts with a Digital Smile Design. The main design products are the DSD Upper & Lower, the DSD Upper or the DSD Lower, depending on which arches are to be planned and treated. In cases where the doctor is certain the patient will accept ortho treatment, the DSD Ortho Planning+TPS product can be selected. Regardless of the case, the DSD Planning Center team can answer questions and guide doctors through these steps.

DSD has developed a simple Documentation Protocol for doctors to document and digitalize all their patients in an organized and agile way. This protocol is composed of 5 facial photos, 1 video and 3 intraoral scan files.With this basic documentation and a main design product added to your case, DSD will start working on the smile design for our patient. For more complex cases, DSD will require x-rays and CBCTs. To accurately plan the surgery guides and to produce DSD Natural Restorations that have the perfect fit, DSD has also developed precise protocols for scanning and margin validations, and clients have the full support of the DSD Lab to ensure the best quality outcomes.

The DSD Planning Center is the first and still the only facially driven comprehensive digital planning service in the world. The service is effective in helping doctors make better planning decisions and better communicate with their patients (and within their teams). To keep the quality consistently high, a high-end team of doctors, CAD designers, dental technicians and engineers is employed at the DSD Planning Center.

For that reason, the services are not open to all doctors, but just to the ones that are certified DSD Clinics or DSD Providers. These individuals have chosen the DSD path, been trained and certified via DSD courses and invested in technology in the pursuit of excellence. For this reason, they benefit the most from our innovative and corroborated solutions.

The entire portfolio of DSD Planning Center services is complex, comprehensive and dependent on high-quality people and systems. Dentists who get the most out of this high-level service are the ones who have an established understanding of DSD and implement it in their clinics.

Our client onboarding and training programs enable members to expand their know-how, empower their teams and establish efficient systems in their clinics to provide the ideal base for DSD Planning Center services.

Another consequence of our exclusive access is the enriching interactions and close collaboration we are able to foster with our clients every day. One of the DSD core values is ‘relationships’ and an extension of this is the way we work with our clients, grounded in discussion and deciding together on the best options for every patient.

Go further with the DSD Planning Center

To learn more about your options to start working with the DSD Planning Center, book a call with one of our advisors.