3D Digital Smile Design “Creating the Virtual Patient”

Course Description

An organized and systematic approach is required to evaluate, diagnose and resolve esthetic/functional problems predictably, and our ultimate goal as a digital designer is to achieve a pleasing composition in the smile by creating an arrangement of various esthetic elements.

A comprehensive Smile Design should always include the evaluation and analysis of both facial and dental composition. The facial composition includes the hard and soft tissues of the face, and the dental composition relates more specifically to teeth and their relationship to gingival tissues.

There are several 2 dimensional software products on the market, that allow modifications to tooth shape and shade.

Now we can move to the next level, by combining 3D Face Scanning, Smile Design software, Orthodontic software, and Augmented Reality technology. This allows the dental restorative team, and patient to preview the new smile, make revisions if necessary, and then create that exact smile, tooth shape, and position into beautiful ceramic restorations, with the use of digital technology.

Learning Objectives:

Intraoral and desktop scanning

Introduction to the Smile Design Workflow

Create a 3D virtual patient

Learn to incorporate 3D face scans, Orthodontic, Implant planning, and Restorative design software into an optimal Smile Design treatment plan.

Introduction to the Culp Digital Tooth libraries, the basis for esthetic communication.

Learn the process to transform a 2D image into a 3D replica.

Introduction to 3D printing

Additional Information

CE Credit:
2 days

CE Codes:


Class Hours:




Intermediate, Advanced



Enrollment Details

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