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Understanding Color and Shade Matching in Dentistry

Understanding Color and Shade Matching in Dentistry

Understanding Color and Shade Matching in Dentistry

Lane M. Ochi, DDS, FACD, FICD
Lane M. Ochi, DDS, FACD, FICD
on behalf of Dental Town

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$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
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Launch date: 08 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 08 Mar 2017

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This course is about how one uses color to get that perfect shade match. Color is an integral part of aesthetic dentistry. If the color of a restoration is off, the mistake can be glaringly evident and the result is an unhappy patient. Most dental schools do not do an adequate job in teaching color theory. Color theory is a language that conceptually and perceptually describes the elements of color and their interactions. Unfortunately, understanding color is tricky. Slight variances in shade play with our eyes, our minds, and, ultimately, our dentistry. The illumination in the dental treatment room, optical illusions, color blindness, and fatigue are among the dental professional’s ongoing obstacles to successful shade matching. This course will enlighten the dentist and ceramist on the dimensions of color, the effect of metamerism and other phenomenon using actual examples from Dr. Ochi's own cases.By being fluent in the language of color, we can sharpen our perception of color, better understand existing color dynamics, make better predictions, and communicate more clearly about color.A review of these concepts as rules and guidelines will be presented in a manner that can be utilized to resolve complex aesthetic problems.

Objectives

Objectives
1. Understand the interactions of light, color, color perception and shade matching. 2. Understand the difference between additive and subtractive color theory. 3. Understand the phenomenon of metamerism, and how it can act as a complicating factor in shade selection. 4. Understand how to make the best shade selection. 5. Learn how to make chairside shade modifications like translucency alteration, adding maverick colors, and shade shifts. 6. Learn how and why camera light meters and our own visual system cannot be trusted. 7. Learn 3 simple tricks to improve your ability to select the most correct color.
Lane M. Ochi, DDS, FACD, FICD

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Lane M. Ochi, DDS, FACD, FICD
on behalf of Dental Town

Lane M. Ochi, DDS, FACD, FICD, graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1981, where he received the Robert W. Mc Nulty Memorial Award for the highest scholastic achievement. He has been elected to membership in Alpha Tau Epsilon - USC Dental School Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi - National Society of Scholars, Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Dental Honor Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy - International Honor Dental Society, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and was the Co-director of Occlusion at USC School of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Director in the Advanced Restorative Institute Dental Education Center, on the faculty of the Esthetic Professionals Education Center, and serves as a specialist consultant to the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Ochi maintains a full time private practice in Beverly Hills with an emphasis on physiologic and aesthetic reconstructive dentistry. His patients include Academy Award winners, and some of the most recognized names in the entertainment business.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.50 Hours

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