This lecture, live patient and hands-on course is an unique opportunity to follow the concepts of Christian Coachman to predictably achieve optimal individual esthetics. Emphasis will be given to the utilization of digital tools to enhance and facilitate the interdisciplinary teamwork and communication with the patient.
Modern techniques and materials are useless, if the final outcome doesn’t achieve the esthetic desires of our patients. The proposed protocols will improve the communication and the predictability of esthetic rehabilitations, from simple to complex cases, combining veneers, crowns and implants.
The key concepts:
Design a smile that fits the patient’s functional, esthetic and emotional needs
Improve team communication and create a real interdisciplinary treatment plan
Utilize visual communication to determine patient’s expectations and increase their motivation
Quality digital photography - an easy way with simple equipment and standardized protocols
Learn, explore, and take out of this course:
The Digital Smile Design (DSD) technique – plan the smile design on the computer
Digital tools to improve the dentist/technician and dentist/patient communication
Video documentation for facial esthetic analysis and patient/team communication
Simplified digital photo protocol – easy and effective – for daily esthetic dentistry
Slide presentation for treatment planning, interdisciplinary and patient communication
The power of visual communication for increased case acceptance
The role of mock-ups and wax-ups to improve the smile design process
How to transfer the digital smile design to the working model
How to guide the diagnostic wax-up with the digital design
How to perform the mock-up - the test drive of the smile design and a key planning and marketing tool
Live patient demonstration for guided diagnostic wax-up and effective and easy mock-up
Use your photography to effectively communicate with your dental technician and other members of your interdisciplinary team
Use your photographs to motivate your patients
This course is designed for dentists and dental technicians. The participants will bring their lap tops for the DSD hands-on with either Keynote-09 on the Mac or PowerPoint-2010 on a PC.
As a participant, you can bring your own photographic equipment. Dr. Coachman will calibrate it and will teach you to take the best advantage of what you have and/or give suggestions for new equipment. The participants will exercise on each other.