29TH APRIL - 1ST MAY, 2021

Enhance your aesthetic practice; Go to the next level with digital systems, protocols and tools to make aesthetic dentistry fun and predictable.


Suitable For Any Dentist Who: 

  • Is scanning or thinking of adopting digital technology.
  • Has a scanner and wants to more dentistry in the aesthetic zone.
  • Is analogue and wants to systematise procedures to be more efficient.
  • Wants to differentiate themselves with technology and add the Wow factor to their practice.
  • Wants predictability in design, delivery and lab communication.
  • Wants to deliver better aesthetic outcomes, with greater case acceptance.

This programme is limited to 20 dentists based in New Zealand due to COVID-19 travel and border restrictions.


Introduction to Digital Aesthetic Dentistry

  • The Patient Aesthetic Journey.  How does Digital Dentistry help improve case acceptance and patient co-diagnosis.
  • Facially driven design.   How to use digital apps to start designing in the face with the end in mind.  What are the design KPI’s for any aesthetic case.
  • Photography & Video: simple tools for highly effective planning.
  • The Mock-up – a critical part of Emotional Dentistry & case acceptance, as well as informed consent.
  • What you can and can’t change with aesthetic dentistry alone: interdisciplinary case planning.
  • Patient communication: creating realistic expectations.
  • Privacy, iPhones, Apps and third-party sharing.


Technical Elements of Smile Design & Delivery

  • 3D printed digital design.
  • Scanning preps:  retraction, clinical limitations, accuracy and depth of field.
  • Functional records with scanners: a wealth of information.
  • Functional and phonetic checks at the temporary phase.  Translating a guided functional design to the lab.
  • Shade selection tools in your software.  The importance of substrate colour and ingot selection.  What shade guides do I need?
  • Depth prep guides: Some new digital solutions.
  • Lab communication and case collation: Cloud dentistry and data organization.
  • Digital Dentures – tips and tricks for case duplication, altering and testing a design.


Tips, Tricks , Red Flags & Inter-disciplinary Dentistry

  • Occlusal red flags.  Why temporary restorations might be coming off; how to do functional checks at the temporary stage; How to correctly finish and adjust your composite veneers.
  • Using digital dentistry and 3D printing to create efficient, life-like composite veneers.
  • Crown lengthening guides: Guided design for any gingival recontouring. Assessing the planning, biology and delivery of crown lengthening surgery.
  • Invisalign.  The best adjunct to pre-restorative tooth movement.

Day One: Thursday 29th April, 2021
Day Two: Friday 30th April, 2021
Day Three: Saturday 1st May, 2021 (3pm finish)

Shepperson Education Training Centre, Waiheke Island

NZD $2800.00 + GST


Waikehe Island Training Centre

Join Dr Shepperson at her new training centre on Waiheke Island - the perfect place to step away from the pace of practising life, learn new skills and recalibrate in a beautiful environment. 

Architecturally designed and custom built, the centre sits on 10 acres in the heart of Church Bay, Waiheke Island, with panoramic vistas of the Hauraki Gulf and Auckland City. Surrounded by established New Zealand native bush, birdsong, vineyards and only 5 minutes drive from the Fullers ferry it is a unique venue which is the perfect location for recalibration, creative thinking and new strategies.


As a global intructor for Digital Smile Design, Dr Shepperson will showcase many examples of DSD in this event.  While this programme encompasses much more than DSD Concepts alone, and reviews other digital applications for smile design, it is an introduction to the powerful treatment planning protocol for clinicians that strengthens their diagnosis, smile design, clinical execution and team communication. DSD provides a combination of systematic approaches and strategies to improve comprehensive dentistry and dental office growth.   

Participants will have access to special DSD Introductory offers to help start their DSD journey. 


Dr  Andrea Shepperson is an internationally recognised clinician, thought leader and educator. One of Australasia’s best known general dentists, she graduated from the University of Otago in 1984.  A practicing clinician in Auckland, she understands the day-to-day challenges of general practice. 

Andrea is New Zealand's only Digital Smile Design KOL and Master, running New Zealand's first DSD Clinic. She is an Honorary Life Member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Mentor and Alumni of the internationally renowned Kois Center in Seattle, USA. She is a sought-after speaker who has always enjoyed being at the forefront of dentistry, and runs a practice focused on digital dentistry.  In 2020 she opened her own dental training facility on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.  

Secure Your Place

This programme is limited to 20 dentists based in New Zealand due to COVID-19 travel and border restrictions.  Please click the button below to register your place. 


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