Digital Smile Design (DSD), Photography, Digital Dentistry, Orthodontics & Invisalign
Hands-on Trainings
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