April 2019 General Meeting

Global Diagnosis and Digital Smile Design – A New Synergy


Speaker:  J. William Robbins, DDS, MA

Date:  April 16, 2019   

Time:  FREE Happy Hour: 5:30pm – 6:30pm * Meeting starts at 6:30pm  

Austin Country Club – 4408 Long Champ Dr, Austin 78746

          Lecture Course * 2 Hours CE Credit

Cost: $40 member dentist/$50 members with late registration (if available)

$50 guest of member dentist; $70 nonmember dentist

RSVP: By 10:00 a.m. FRIDAY, APRIL 12

To RSVP & PAY with Credit Card, go to www.capitalareadental.org

To RSVP & PAY with Check or Cash, call 512.335.1405

If you need a vegetarian, vegan or gluten free meal, tell Nancy

when making your reservation.  Reservations are released at 6:30pm

Reservations not cancelled by 10:00am Friday, April 12 will be billed

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, the greatest advantage of the DSD simulation is in the communication with the patient. Using a printed cast of the simulation, a stint is constructed that is used for the motivational mockup in the patient’s mouth. 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.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the lecture the participant will:

  • Understand the mechanics of the DSD concept
  • Understand how to implement the DSD concept
  • Understand the Global Diagnosis system
  • Understand the unique synergy between the 2 concepts
  1. William Robbins, DDS, MA
  2. 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, China, and Africa. He coauthored a textbook, Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry – A Contemporary Approach, which is in its 4th edition.  He recently co-authored a new textbook Global Diagnosis – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning. 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, the 2010 Saul Schluger Award, 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.   

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