Digital workflows for predictable smile designs
Digital Smile Design is a multi-purpose tool that can help the dentist during different phases of treatment. From the first visit until the final cementation the DSD protocol can be utilized by the dental team and the patient to understand the esthetic issues, the elaboration of the proper treatment planning and also improving the effectiveness of the clinical sequence, facilitating the communication between clinicians and the technician. Lines and shapes drawn on extra oral pictures which give appropriate references can be transferred to intraoral photos and this help the team to widen the vision of the case, understanding the limitations, highlighting the esthetic issues and pre-visualizing the outcome. It also allows continuous re-evaluations of the treatments outcomes, providing valueless growth of the team’s skills.
DSD changes the method that the clinician utilize to communicate with the patient. Most of the times we are not very good explaining procedures, sequences and rationales of the treatment plans. Videos, photos and presentations help improve this communication. This is the reason why it can also be considered a philosophy, since the patient’s education is improved, allowing to select the ideal treatment that is ethically customized to the patients’ need and lead to superior results. Last but not least, will also increase case acceptance that is a critical aspect for the success of any dental office.
- The advantages of using the DSD Philosophy in his/her daily practice
- How to define predictably the Occlusal Plane, Incisal Length and Midline
- New methods for diagnosing esthetic issues
- Digital protocols for smile designing
Dr. Andrea Ricci graduates from University of Perugia in 1996.
In 1999, after a three years training program he achieved the Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In the same university he had didactic activity.
Since 1999 he limits his practice to Prosthodontics, Periodontology and Implant Dentistry with special emphasis to the aesthetic areas.
He is an Active Member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (EAED), Associate Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD), Active Member of the Italian Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (IAED).
He is founder and Scientific Director of IDEAT (Institute of Dental Education and Therapy), a teaching Institute that organizes on-site and on-line training courses for dentists.
Co-author of several papers published in international journals.
He has lectured extensively in Europe, United States, China, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, United Arab Emirates and in Japan.
Since January 2018 he is a Coach of the Roberto Re Leadership School, the biggest personal growth organization in Europe.