Session Details

Reverse Engineering in Digital Smile Design
(Event: 2015 Northeast and Southern Districts Meeting)

Apr 24, 2015 10:30am - Apr 24, 2015 11:29am
Session Type: Main Podium
Track: AGD Code 149

Digital dentistry is changing our way of practicing. Dentistry uses wax-ups to increase the esthetic outcome of dental treatments. Digital smile design helps project well-balanced smiles using digital photographs and videos. Why not create digital looks of patients first from infinite forms, shapes and positions of teeth in harmony with the patient’s face? Build treatment plans from the patient’s chosen future look in a simple way.

This presentation will demonstrate cases done by the presenter since 2008 on a variety of ortho-prostho implant cases, including custom teeth on dentures with or without implants. Those cases were done by reverse engineering from one facial picture and radiographic data to diagnosis, treatment plans, varieties of required treatments to the final expected result.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Diagnose and learn how to make treatment plans based on the digital look of 2D virtual wax-ups
• Understand how to create expected outcomes with reverse engineering techniques
• Save time and many chairside appointments for a better result