November 19, 2021


Global Diagnosis and Digital Smile Design - A New Synergy



BILL ROBBINS, DDS, M.A

Seminar Schedule:

8:15am - 9:45am:
 Introductory remarks & LECTURE
9:45am - 10:00am:
15 minute break
10:00am - 11:30am:
 LECTURE continues
11:30am - 11:45am:
 15 minute break
11:45am - 12:30pm:
 LECTURE continues
12:30pm - 1:30pm:
  Lunch break
1:30pm - 3:30pm:
 LECTURE continues
3:30pm - 4:00pm:
 Q & A

Break Down

Digital smile design (DSD) is an innovative concept which allows the dentist to conceptually design the positions of the teeth and gingiva using a computer simulation. It is not only useful for the restorative dentist but also aids in communication with the specialists and laboratory technicians that will be involved in the treatment. However, one of the greatest advantages of the DSD simulation is in the communication with the patient. Using a printed cast of the simulation, a mock-up can be printed and placed in the patient’s mouth or created directly in the patient’s mouth using a stint.

Once the projected final outcome is viewed and accepted by the patient, the details of the treatment plan can be finalized. This is where the Global Diagnosis concepts are implemented to determine the etiology of the malpositioned teeth and gingiva and to then create a sequenced treatment plan. It is the purpose of this lecture to demonstrate the unique synergy between these two concepts.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the lecture the participant will:

  1. Understand the mechanics of the Digital Smile Design concept
  2. Understand how to implement the Digital Smile Design concept
  3. Understand the Global Diagnosis system
  4. Understand the unique synergy between the 2 concepts

About the Speaker

J. William Robbins, D.D.S., M.A., maintains a full-time private practice and is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in l973. He completed a rotating internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas and a 2-year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in San Diego, California. Dr. Robbins has published over 80 articles, abstracts, and chapters on a wide range of dental subjects and has lectured in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He coauthored a textbook, Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry – A Contemporary Approach, which is published by Quintessence, and is in its 4rd edition.

He recently co-authored a new textbook, Global Diagnosis – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, which is also published by Quintessence. He has won several awards including the Presidential Teaching Award at the University Of Texas Health Science Center, the 2002 Texas Dentist of the Year Award, the 2003 Honorary Thaddeus V. Weclew Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, the 2010 Saul Schluger Award given by the Seattle Study Club, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry 2015 President’s Award, and the 2016 Academy of Operative Dentistry Award of Excellence. He is a diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry. He is past president of the American Board of General Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.