9:00am -4:30pm

Learn the skills to plan any aesthetic case with confidence, knowing key smile design parameters and visualising a case in 2D and 3D before delivery. 

Go to the next level with systems, protocols and tools to make aesthetic dentistry fun and predictable. 

Incorporating the future of dentistry - how digital dentistry is impacting aesthetic solutions and inter-disciplinary communication. 

Suitable For Any Dentist Who: 

  • Wants to deliver better aesthetic outcomes, with predictability and greater case acceptance.

  • Wants predictability in design, delivery and lab communication.

  • Is analogue or digital and wants to systematise procedures to be more efficient, removing roadblocks. 

  • Wants to compare the old with the new and is scanning or thinking of adopting digital technology.

  • Has a scanner and wants to do more dentistry in the aesthetic zone.

  • Wants to differentiate themselves and add the Wow factor to their practice.

  • Wants to grow their business and drive new patients.

  • Wants to ignite a passion for aesthetic and inter-discplinary dentistry.

Take Home New Skills

  1. The Patient Aesthetic Journey.  How does visualisation through photography, video and scanning help improve case acceptance and patient co-diagnosis. 

  2. Setting up an aesthetic treatment plan - what records and information do I need?

  3. Facially driven design.   What are the design KPI’s for any aesthetic case.

  4. How to use tools including digital apps to start designing in the face with the end in mind. 

  5. What you can and can’t change with restorative dentistry alone: interdisciplinary case planning.

  6. Where do I start in my planning - knowing the starting point for any smile design, from a single tooth to multiple veneers or crowns.

  7. Learn the lines we need to know - Smile Curve, Incisal Line, Papilla Line, T line,  Line Angles, Gingival Curve and more.

  8. Informed Consent and treatment options - what happens if the patient won't accept the ideal solution?  

  9. Gingival Surgery and Orthodontics: Biology, Limitations, Guided Treatment. Communicating the planning, biology and delivery of inter-discplinary cases to specialists. 


This programme is limited to 20 dentists. 

Hands-On with 2D Design Software

From drawing lines on a photograph, to using customised design tools, or third party lab design - which is best?

Hands-on experience with popular smile design software. 

Take Home
Photography Guide

Receive free copies of many resources, including Dr Shepperson's photography guide. 


Taught by Dr Andrea Shepperson, Digital Smile Design Key Opinion Leader, Kois Center Mentor, 3Shape Instructor.  See and hear the systems used on a daily basis in practice to get the best out of each case.  Dr Shepperson will share what worked, what didn't and why. 

Saturday October 5,  2023        9:00am-4:30pm

Shepperson Education Training Centre, Waiheke Island

Full Price: $1650 + GST

Fees include ferry tickets, on island transfers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

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.   


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 15 dentists.  Please click the button below to register your place. 


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