Digital Smile Design company is a commercial entity and brand and Comprehensive Digital Care is the philosophy that informs and guides all the activities as a company, such as our courses and our exclusive services. The philosophy goes far beyond the DSD solutions, systems, products and services. The dentists who attend our courses and are our exclusive clients of the DSD Planning Center do so because the philosophy resonates with them on a deep level and is aligned with their personal values.
To get started and understand the big picture of Comprehensive Digital Care we recommend the DSD Residency 1 course. It will provide you with a solid foundation of the concepts and the workflows that support implementation in day-to-day dental clinic life. Another course that brings Comprehensive Digital Care to reality is the over-the-shoulder DSD Residency 2 course where live patients are treated by clinical experts while participants observe every procedure. If you have specific questions about DSD courses, please schedule a call with an advisor.
We believe the Comprehensive Digital Care philosophy can be applied to any context and to any dentist. Its concepts are robust and universal, making it possible to implement them through systems and workflows in any dental clinic around the world. It starts with a personal mindset and dedication to the pursuit of Comprehensive Digital Care. It is a personal conviction to deliver the best dentistry possible and dentists who have this are attracted to the philosophy.
It is important to understand that this philosophy is not a destination that you reach or a qualification that you can earn; it is a continuous pursuit and moving in the direction of the concepts. The fulfillment that dentists find along the way in this journey is what makes the effort worthwhile.
You can certainly pursue the ideals of Comprehensive Digital Care without using DSD tools or services. Concepts such as Comprehensive Dentistry, Emotional Dentistry and Guided Dentistry are not particular to DSD company. However, since its inception in 2009, DSD has refined digital workflows, created training for dentists and teams, and designed customized services that address the main challenges in implementing Comprehensive Digital Care. You can do it alone, but you will do it much more effectively and efficiently when you work with DSD.
Comprehensive Dentistry is a term used to describe any dental treatment that involves a full mouth restorative approach and facially-driven smile design. It is the highest standard of treatment that a patient can receive as it looks at each patient holistically, and the treatment planning involves the best decision making from various dental specialities, such as orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, restorative, etc.
Guided dentistry describes any treatment that involves a 3D printed index that is custom-fit to a patient’s teeth that ensures precision treatment. Examples of guided dentistry products include crown lengthening, dental implant drill guides, clear aligner treatment, prep guides for porcelain veneers and silicone index for composite veneers.
Emotional Dentistry is a term used to describe a patient-centric communication approach that explains complex treatment to them using words and powerful imagery in a way they will understand. This approach builds trust in patients about the treatment being offered to them, which enables them to understand the true value of the treatment plan and how it will positively impact their life, from health to confidence. DSD has created many workflows and systems to support Emotional Dentistry, such as the first and second appointment, the emotional presentation and the role of the DSD coordinator in the clinic team.
Meaningful dentistry is a term used to describe the main outcome of Comprehensive Digital Care. Meaningful dentistry is the culmination of applying Comprehensive Dentistry, Emotional Dentistry and Guided Dentistry, all of which will manifest in a greater sense of fulfillment, differentiation of your office and a marked improvement in your clinical performance.