About DSD

What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

DSD was founded by Dr. Christian Coachman and provides systematic approaches for improved diagnosis, communication, treatment planning, execution, and maintenance for aesthetic dentistry. DSD delivers education, consulting services and digital technology to dentists interested in facially-driven digital treatment planning. 

The DSD concept is based upon the analysis of the patient’s facial and dental proportions, utilizing a predetermined series of high-quality digital photographs and videos to understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, smile with the facial features in motion – and with emotion.


Why is Align partnered with Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

Align is committed to driving innovation in modern, comprehensive dentistry by combining the best in aligner marketing and imaging systems, with the leading comprehensive dentistry education and planning brand (DSD). The partnership is global and exclusive to iTero scanners and Invisalign solutions for digital impressions and tooth movement. Align will work with DSD to integrate Invisalign and iTero into DSD education and marketing efforts. Align and DSD will work together to develop ortho-restorative digital solutions for dentists. DSD will continue on their current path of planning for multidisciplinary treatments. 


What products/services does DSD provide? 

DSD is a multipurpose conceptual treatment planning and visualization protocol. DSD offers a variety of services including education events to train doctors on how to implement DSD concepts using the technology available in their offices; a planning center based in Madrid, Spain, where clinical staff are available to create digital smile designs and other dental planning services; and an iOS application that allows dentists to create a smile design in a matter of minutes at their office. 


Which region(s) does DSD operate in?

DSD works with dentists in all regions, although the primary DSD treatment planning center is located in Madrid, Spain.


How does a dentist find more information about working with Digital Smile Design (DSD)?

Dentists should visit www.digitalsmiledesign.com or email contact@digitalsmiledesign.com for additional information on DSD.