Digital smile design and planning is a fast growing area of both cosmetic density and orthodontics and with increasingly IT literate patients it is essential that clinicians use digital planning to the full potential and also use the technologies to improve efficiency of their workflow. In addition, digital technologies can be used to assist and guide the patient in making informed decisions based upon greater accuracy of the predicted outcome.
The lecture will explain and demonstrate how digital planning combined with an integrated digital workflow between clinician, laboratory and patient work in practice results in efficiencies in both time and cost.
- To understand the currents state of digital planning in orthodontics and restorative dentistry
- To understand how the use of a workflow between clinician and laboratory enables greater predictability of treatment outcome
- Realise the importance of using digital technologies in helping patient understanding of treatment outcome
- Be able to make use of digital workflow in patient management and hence improve predictability of outcome