Dr. Kamsiah is one of the official DSD Instructors and Masters who teach the Digital Smile Design courses.
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This coming March, I would like to share my experience with Malaysian dental surgeons. In my years in practising clinical dentistry I’ve come across so many instances of patients wanting to rush the end product without a reasonable idea of what it will be. I do my best with every case and try to envision what will please dentist and patient.
Guessing is a recipe for failure.There’s an old adage I’ve often referred to: ‘there never seems to be time to do things right, but there’s always time to re-do it’.
Now, by incorporating the digital smile design in my clinal routine,. I am able to eliminate guesswork. I can’t emphasis enough about the importance of having a ‘blueprint’ to achieve the desired result of cosmetic treatment.With digital smile design it makes so much sense .
Since attending several lectures and online courses , I finally attended the hands-on course in Mumbai, India. I now wonder why every dentist doesn’t just routinely follow these relatively simple techniques, ensuring predictable results. The word ‘predictable’ is key. Why would anyone deliberately choose uncertainty over predictability in their work? Precision is the hallmark of a professional dentist. The objective must be to achieve a high degree of certainty. This will also enable both the patient and the dentist to know in advance what the final outcome in advance.
When things go awry from lack of planning and from the failure to work out details before starting an actual restoration, it may shake a patient’s faith in their dentist. Even though to some, digital smile design, seems time consuming and meticulous especially in treatment planning . However this has been my missing link all these years . It is the secret to having a happy patient.
The Digital Smile Design Concept (DSD) seeks to present to the world a new face of Dentistry, more human, emotional and artistic, but also more efficient and precise through digital technology, further enhancing our noble profession in society, because after all there are not many things in this life that are more important than a healthy, natural, confident and beautiful SMILE.