The Dental Technician Magazine June 2020

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DGSHAPE a Roland Company By Matteo Neroni


ello to all readers of the magazine "the Dental Technician", in this article I would like to deepen the importance of being side by side by a large company such as DGSHAPE, synonymous with reliability and avant-garde in the dental sector.

Working alongside this company allows us to stay abreast of modern technology, and always be supported in our daily digital laboratory difficulties. In my specific case I am affiliated with DGSHAPE Italy, which fortunately for me is one step away from the laboratory that I manage in Acquaviva Picena, Italy. The motivation for choosing the topic to be treated for this edition is my personal preference for the golden proportions, combined with functionality, in total reconstructions. These parameters are obtained through facial scans, photos and cephalometric plans.On cephalometric planning, fundamental for rehabilitations on implants such as AO4 / 6 / X, we will dedicate a complete article in the coming months, given the importance of the topic. This edition is completely oriented, on the importance of having a facial scanning software in our laboratory, in this case I am talking about the "SNAP DOF face scanner", marketed by DGSHAPE Italy. Before getting into the practical technical aspect of the digital workflow of this facial scanner, I want to clarify the importance of 3D acquisition of the patient's face. Presenting yourself at the dental office, with which we collaborate, with a facial scanner allows us to digitize the face of our patient through very simple steps, which will be imported into a design software, to be coupled to the previously acquired models. The fundamental reason for this very simple step is to know exactly the inclination


of the upper jaw in the digital space, which, at times, could create orientation problems, if we did not have photos or facial scans. Personally, combined with the facial scan, I always recommend doctors to take photographs of the patient, since they too can be imported into the design software and coupled with face scan. In this way we will work with overlapping 2D photos and 3D scanning, where with 2D we will use the DSD protocols with the golden proportions, while in 3D we will orient ourselves in the digital space respecting the aesthetic criteria (the

bipupillary line, the median, the line commisural and the labial corridor) for functionality we will have regard to the over jet and the over bite (for lip support) and the curves of Spee and Wilson (for the correct assembly of our digital teeth). At this point we have all the necessary information to start our rehabilitation. Guaranteeing our clinician the most complete knowledge and competence on a completely digital rehabilitation flow, and the patient will be guaranteed the maximum aesthetics and functionality of the product, but above all that he has used certified protocols that comply with the laws.