DS Core: Solutions for Seamless Workflows in Digital Dentistry
Although dentistry often encompasses complex and difficult cases, Michael Whyte, DDS, says that with DS Core from Dentsply Sirona the solutions are much less complicated.
"My motto in dentistry, and life, is "keep it simple," explains the Richmond, Virginia, based dentist. "The integration of our new technology ecosystem, DS Core, has transformed our practice. Our new technology-forward workflows are simple, predictable, and efficient and deliver a seamless patient experience in minimal time."
After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in 2013 and working for a year as an associate dentist, Whyte purchased a practice in Richmond and began "a multiyear transformation from legacy workflows to modern digital workflows"-with the aid of Dentsply Sirona.
DS Core is a platform that combines products, services, and technology to utilize seamless workflows in digital dentistry. Whyte comments that solving complex problems in dentistry has in the past often meant "cobbling together different technologies to deliver care." But not with DS Core.
"The architecture of the DS Core system delivers end-to-end integration, leaving no problems to solve!" he exclaims. "Its user interface is so simple that it is easily delegatable to assistants, allowing the dentist more time to focus on better patient care."
An example of this digital workflow utilizing Dentsply Sirona technology would be to scan with a Primescan intraoral scanner and Orthophos CBCT, print a surgical guide with Primeprint (3D printer), and mill the final crown with Primemill, all while leveraging DS Core for an all-in-one solution.
Whyte says his practice has been using Primescan and Primemill for nearly 5 years, noting that they deliver fast, quality restorations in a simple fashion. "They are the foundation of our technology ecosystem. The initial learning curve was quick, and we had wonderful support from Dentsply Sirona. Now with the introduction of DS Core and Primeprint, the landscape of digital dentistry has forever changed. Our office was one of the first to deploy the Primeprint Solution with DS Core last year," he boasts.
Whyte's practice offers a variety of dental services ranging from implants, cosmetic dentistry, and CEREC® same-day crowns to clear aligners. Integration of digital technologies has streamlined every area of clinic care, he suggests. "Orthodontics, advanced cosmetics, guided implant surgeries, patient communication, and case coordination with specialists and labs have all been simplified."
"The efficiency of our practice has grown in lockstep with the integration of this amazing technology. The return on investment has exceeded expectations in every way," Whyte affirms.
Whyte's patients, he adds, appreciate how simple the technology makes their experience. "Patients love quick, noninvasive digital impressions and having only one appointment for crowns and other appliances that we can create with DS Core and Primeprint. I love being a CEREC doctor!"
Michael Whyte, DDS