Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communiation in Esthetic Dentistry

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9780867154979: Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communiation in Esthetic Dentistry

When dental practitioners lack training in the art and science of color, the deficiency often becomes glaringly evident in the quality of their restorative work. This book was written to simplify the study of color and help dentists communicate shade easily and accurately. It begins by presenting the basics of color theory within the context of esthetic dentistry and the factors that affect the transmission and perception of color. This is followed by how-to chapters on conventional and technology-based shade matching, which highlight the advantages and drawbacks of each approach and provide step-by-step shade-matching methods and protocols. This updated and expanded second edition also includes chapters on the use of digital photography for shade verification and the influence of material selection on color matching. In the final two chapters, the authors present their own recommended shade-matching protocol (which combines conventional and computer-based techniques) and an expanded series of cases demonstrating its application in various clinical scenarios. Highly recommended for students, general practioners, and specialists.

1. Why Study Color?

2. Color Theory

3. Elements Affecting Color

4. Conventional Shade Matching

5. Technology-Based Shade Matching

6. Digital Photography

7. Material Selection

8. Recommended Shade-Matching Protocol

9. Clinical Cases

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About the Author:

Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT, MDT, received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and his master's degree in restorative dentistry and postgraduate certificate in fixed prosthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. He subsequently obtained certification as a dental technician in ceramics and as a master dental technician. He currently serves as an associate professor and director of esthetic education in the Department of Prosthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He publishes and lectures worldwide on the subjects of esthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry.
Alessandro Devigus, Dr MED DENT, graduated from the University of Zurich (Switzerland) Dental School, where he is currently a CEREC instructor. He is editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, president of the Neue Gruppe, and an ITI fellow.
Rade D. Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD, is Acting Director of the Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics and is an associate professor at University of Texas Health Dental Branch at Houston. He is founder and former president of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry and editor of the Journal for Color and Appearance in Dentistry. He also serves as an editorial board member for the Journal of Dentistry, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, the American Journal of Dentistry, and several other peer-reviewed journal. Dr Paravina lectures nationally and internationally on various topics associated with color and appearance in esthetic dentistry.
Adam J. Mieleszko, CDT, graduated in 1997 from New York City Technical College with a degree in dental laboratory technology. In 2000, he earned certification in dental ceramics. Since 2005, he has been a technical instructor at New York University College of Dentistry.


A definite keeper, this is a textbook I will refer to whenever I have a challenging shade to match. It is easy to read and understand, very clearly presented and lavishly photographed. By understanding the science and art behind shade selection, one can only become a better practitioner. --George D. Reskakis, DDS, - The New York State Dental Journal, June/July 2011

This is an ideal read for dental students and experienced general dental practitioners and dental technicians alike. This modern approach to shade selection will improve job satisfaction by helping to improve the quality of care that we provide our patients. --O. Morgan, - British Dental Journal, May 2012

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Stephen J. Chu, Alessandro Devigus, Rade
Editorial: Quintessence Pub Co (2011)
ISBN 10: 0867154977 ISBN 13: 9780867154979
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)

Descripción Quintessence Pub Co, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110867154977

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