Learn how to maximise the opportunities your scanner can provide to deliver dentistry differently.

The shift from analogue to digital is more than just substituting impression material with intraoral scanning. It opens a clinical world of better diagnosis, inter-disciplinary planning, new team skills, global access to experts through virtual collaboration, and differentiation in a competitive dental marketplace.

In this comprehensive 2-day course for future or existing digital users, we take a deep dive into the digital dental world and explore the power of your scanner. Filled with hands-on exercises - use adjunctive tools and software to plan, risk assess and refine your cases.


  • Understanding the science of scanning – its accuracy, trueness and limitations.

  • The Digital Learning Curve: the intuitive nature of modern scanners.

  • What are the clinical applications for IOS and how do I get the best out of it?

  • Maximising the New Patient Visit: Modern medicine and dentistry is adopting a new approach. We look at the role digital tools play in giving us greater insight, data, and calculation to provide a lifetime view of oral health. Get patients on board using the 3 P’s – a predictive, personalized and participatory examination.

  • Basic scanning technique: important features that you and your staff should know.

  • Patient Monitoring: A new way to build value in recare, and assess disease, surgical outcomes and tooth wear.

  • Scanners and Smile Design: How to use digital tools to evaluate cases, create 2D and 3D designs and create a mock-up model or shells.

  • Learn how to refine your prep design with clever tools to ensure the best preparations for veneers and crowns in the aesthetic zone.

  • Scanners and Occlusion: Function, static bites and features that improve occlusal outcomes.

  • Case Acceptance and market differentiation: How to leverage your difference in a crowded marketplace.

  • The True Cost of Digital: equipment, computers, software and training. What am I facing in capital costs?

  • Do I need to retrain my staff and what skill sets am I looking for on my team?

  • What support should I be looking for from suppliers and distributors?

  • License fees and consumable costs – a cost benefit analysis, measuring the savings with digital as well as ongoing fees and consumables.

  • IT requirements – computing, backup, storage and cloud-based security of digital data.

  • The networked digital office – aligning systems and data access.

  • Your lab - are they digital-ready and what happens if they are not able to meet your digital needs.

  • Digital Specialists: How your specialist colleagues have made the shift and how that improves patient outcomes.

  • Taking the next step. Converting training into action: when do I start, what do we need to modify at the practice and how do I get ongoing support. An exercise in priorities and tasks to achieve action and performance.

Day One: 11 October          9:00am-4:30pm
Day Two: 12 October          9:00am-4:30pm

Shepperson Education Training Centre, Waiheke Island

Early-Bird: $1850 +GST (Before 31st July)
Full Price: $2200 + GST* (August Onwards)                      

Your registration includes 2x return ferry transfers from Waiheke Island to Auckland City and premium taxi transfers to/from the Shepperson Education Centre. 

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Waikehe Island Training Centre

Join Dr Shepperson at her international 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.


How do I get to Waiheke Island?

We make this easy for you. We provide all ferry tickets between Auckland to Waiheke Island. Arrange your Uber to downtown Auckland, or park in several nearby city parking buildings. One of our staff will meet you at the ferry terminal and guide you onto the ferry.

Are meals included in the Hands-on events?

Yes, all our courses include a continental breakfast and 2-course lunch, alongside morning and afternoon tea crafted by our private on-island chef.

How is transport arranged on-island?

We provide premium taxi transfers on the island between your accommodation and our education facility every morning and afternoon.

If you have further questions, please email Sharon at admin@andreashepperson.com


Dr  Andrea Shepperson is an internationally recognised clinician, thought leader and educator. Author of Managing Tooth Wear: A Comprehensive Guide for General Practice, 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.  

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