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Qualities of a Great Smile Designer

Nice female patient smiling in dental chair before repairing tooth

What does it take to be a smile designer patients can trust?

For a person to be really good with the craft or profession, he must possess a set of traits that are specific to his field. A few of these traits are very general, like patience and a meticulous attention to detail are important for everyone, from painters and musicians to lawyers and surgeons. Other traits are more specific – for instance, any visual artist would need an exceptional sense or “eye” for colour while all musicians have a sense or “ear” for tune, pitch, and timing. Now, what qualities do you think great smile designers should have?

First of all, they should have a clear understanding of the importance of a good smile. They should be experts on all the elements that make an aesthetically pleasing smile, be exceptional problem-solvers and have a really strong attention to detail.

Let’s take a closer look at what it takes for you to excel at Smiles by Design:

Understanding What Your Patients Need and Acknowledging Their Wants

A smile has a big effect on any person’s life. If someone has a good smile, he or she would be more confident, more willing to smile and would be more appealing to other people as well. Of course, having straight teeth is not just important for cosmetic reasons. Having an even bite means teeth stay healthier for a much longer time, too. A great cosmetic dentist has a grasp of how important these things are. Communication is key to ensuring that the best possible results are achieved.

Smile by Design’s Elements

There are objective standards of what a great smile should look like. These standards go beyond straight teeth. Design is not the only thing behind a good smile – there’s a lot of math involved! The spacing, the incisal embrasures, teeth proportion especially in relation to the gums – all those have formulas. A great smile designer fully understands that. Other elements of a good smile include gum condition, tooth colour, and more.

Skilled at Problem-Solving

The ability to solve problems efficiently is a character trait shared by all good cosmetic dentists. The software Smile by Design aids dentists in envisioning the end result of a treatment and enables him or her to share that image with the patient. However, you still have to be able to go from point A to point B and it’s not always going to be an easy road. That’s why it is important that you have good problem-solving skills. Creativity will also play a role.

Keen Attention to Detail

As we have mentioned above, it is very important for a cosmetic dentist to have a strong attention to detail as it would be the characteristic that creates a line between good work and outstanding work. Remember that with every case you handle, a person’s smile is on the line! Take into account every detail and closely look at the littlest things as these will be your key to providing the best cosmetic dentistry possible.

If you believe you have these characteristics, your practice will benefit from digital design software! Give your practice a boost by upgrading your tools to fit your needs as a great smile designer! Contact Dental Laboratory Associates today!

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