The Components of Smile Design: New York University Smile Evaluation Form Revisited, Update 2015

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This article updates a simple checklist of foundational knowledge in aesthetic dental concepts that allows clinicians to organize their thoughts, to record the concerns of the patient, and to map out those improvements that must be addressed. This adjunct is called a Smile Evaluation Form. Along with other adjuncts such as radiographs, study casts, and diagnostic wax-ups, the Smile Evaluation Form allows clinicians to form a conceptual visualization of the expected end point. It provides a checklist for discussions with other disciplines in the team, to provide a logical sequence of treatment with a mutually agreed-on end point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-546
Number of pages18
JournalDental clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015



  • Evaluation form
  • Smile design
  • Treatment planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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