Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a treatment planning protocol that allows for careful analysis of the patient’s facial and dental structures through state-of-the-art videography and digital technology. Today, the DSD Concept is considered the most modern, patient-centered design approach available.


Implementing DSD in your Clinic is a complex process that will require education, training and a lot of practice. TDSA is here to make this process easier and faster by removing the need to plan your own cases yourself, DSD experts will do it for you. A very important part of the success working with us lays on your ability to get the best pictures of your patient.

The DSD Photos

In order to perform a perfect Smile Design we need you to send us at least 3 photos from the DSD Protocol, if you send more than 3 they will be welcome and used. The better the photos are, the better the Smile Design will be. The pictures we need are:

  1. Face Smile
  2. 12 O’Clock
  3. Oclussal

Check the DSD Photo Protocol for more tips on how to make the best picture.

DSD Timeline

  • Recommended design time frame is 72 hours once all required information are upload to DSD company. Occasionally your DSD case could be delayed if the images are not satisfactory or DSD company are concerned about your treatment plan.
  • Once we receive the design from DSD company, it will be available in your Dropbox. TDSA will notify you, and wait for your confirmation for the design.
  • Once the confirmation received, it will take no more than 2 days to print models and create keys.

*Delays can occur if case or information supplied is not to standard, or we do not receive confirmation immediately.


As a dentist, being able to provide our patients with the highest quality of work is incredibly important. It is what differentiates an average end result from an exceptional one. This requires thorough and constant communication between a dental practice and the dental laboratory.

I have nothing but praise for Nick, John and the team at TDSA. From purchasing my first scanner to completing my first DSD case, they have both been available every time I needed support. They have been fantastic with any technical issues, accommodating patient requests and delivering a high quality product. I highly recommend TDSA to other dentists.

Dr. Nidhi

My Business Partner Dr Frank Noronha and I have been clients of the TDSA for a few years. Over the years John and Nick have provided us with a service that is unmatched in terms of quality and expertise. Digital dentistry and Digital Smile Design were a concept that fit very well with our practice clientele as well as our clinicians who all love creating a natural and aesthetic smile while using modern technology.

I knew that John and TDSA are at the forefront with DSD and requested him to help us understand the basics of this concept. Nick and John ran the workshop very well and answered all our questions (we had many, many questions), discussed troubleshooting as well as potential pitfalls.

John spent at least an hour helping all of us take the right photos. At the end of the workshop our team was pumped and excited. I have seen them discuss these cases more confidently with patients and the enthusiasm is making the patients more and more willing to accept the treatment.

Thank you, Nick and John, for your time and expertise! We recommend any practise who wants to truly understand the digital workflow of predictable smiles using DSD, have John and Nick run a workshop for you.

Vandana Budhwar

Principle Dentist, Miners Dental Clinic, Wonthaggi

The team at Smiles Unlimited would like to thank John and Nick from The Dental Solution Australia for being such a passionate and supportive team who bring the latest digital technology to the dental industry and for running a great in-office DSD workshop and inspiring us to best serve our patients with the most efficient and convenient way by designing custom crowns and veneers that are tailored to the specific requirements and demands of the patient.

Dr. Nabil Matti

Smiles Unlimited

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