Digital Smile Design (DSD), photography, digital dentistry, orthodontics & clear aligners
Hands-on Courses
18-19 Feb 2022, 09:00 - 18:00 CAPP Training Institute | Dubai | UAE Area of interest: General Dentistry, Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry


Face-to-Face Training | CAPP Training Institute Dubai (full day)

Course Aims

  • To describe and discuss the various aspects of integrating digital technology with the patient journey in dental practice
  • To outline the steps involved in capturing the patient information required for digital analysis
  • To describe the benefits of capturing the information, allowing for comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning
  • To discuss how smile design is the driving factor behind comprehensive treatment planning
  • To outline the steps and process for Digital Smile Design and introduce the concepts delivered by the DSD protocol by Christian Coachman
  • To demonstrate how the DSD protocol can be used to enhance patient communication and case acceptance
  • To explain how the DSD protocol can be used to link with digital planning for treatment leading to more predictable outcomes
  • To explain the link between DSD and Invisalign, implant dentistry, periodontal and restorative planning

Course Objectives

  • To provide a step by step process for capturing a ‘digital’ patient which can be adapted according to the technology available
  • To teach a step by step process for analysing smiles, from analogue to digital, using the scientific to enhance the artistic skills that every dentist can develop
  • To define the specific techniques for digital photography and video – and the difference between technical and emotional capture and their applications
  • To understand the workflow from gathering the information, through the diagnosis and treatment plan and communicating with patients in a motivational strategy to enhance patient understanding and consent to treatment
  • To understand how the systems of Invisalign work with the DSD concept


  • Smile design from analogue to laptops and DSD apps
  • Digital photography and video
  • Invisalign scanning

Agenda Day 1

09:00 – 10:00
Introduction to Digital Dentistry
What is Digital Smile Design?
The Smile as an Expression
10:00 – 10:30
What is Digital Smile Design?
10:30 – 10:45
Coffee Break
10:45 – 13:00
Treatment Planning from a Facial Perspective – Global Diagnosis and the treatment planning funnel for Smile Analysis
Stages of capture, guided observation, diagnosis, smile design and treatment plan options
Treatment Planning linked to Patient Education and Motivation – how to work with storyboards in keynote or PowerPoint
Capture – photography and video protocol
Intra-oral scanning for analysis and patient education
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Global Diagnosis facial measurements – calculating lip mobility and skeletal diagnoses
15:00 – 18:00
Photography and video protocols for Digital Smile Design
Intra-oral scanning

Agenda Day 2

09:00 – 10:00
Smile Design Parameters (Lecture)
10:00 – 11:00
Analogue Smile Design (Hands-on Training)
11:00 – 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:15
How to build a digital storyboard, using App’s for digital smile design (Lecture)
12:15 – 13:15
Digital Smile Design on Keynote or PowerPoint (Hands-on Training)
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:00
Case Examples using DSD with ortho for General Practitioners (Lecture)
16:00 – 18:00
Placing attachments and IPR for Clear Aligner treatments (Hands-on Training)

Teaching Methods

Formal and didactic lectures, case studies and discussion.
The hands-on training session will consist of the practice of skills.