Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry


  • Rade Paravina
  • John Powers, PhD, Senior Vice President and Editor, The Dental Advisor, Dental Consultants, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan; Professor of Oral Biomaterials, Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Houston, Texas

This book/CD-ROM helps users master the art of color selection to achieve the best esthetic results in dental procedures, such as those related to cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and prosthodontics. It covers everyday dental techniques that require the dentist to precisely match dental materials to patients' teeth. The book's nine easy-to-read chapters serve as a basis for color training - from colorimetry and the properties of natural teeth, to the specifics of color perception and reproduction of color. The accompanying CD-ROM uses interactive color-block exercises to train and test users on discerning lightness, hue, and chroma changes, as well as total color differences.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2004
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09238-8

Table of Contents

Part I: Color and Appearance
1. Color
The Nature of Color
The Physical Specification of Object Color
The Human Color Vision System
Color Perception
2. Colorimetry
Color Specification
Color Difference Evaluation
Color Measuring Instruments
3. Other Appearance Attributes
Translucency and Opacity
Surface Roughness
Part II: Natural Teeth And Esthetic Dental Materials
4. Natural Teeth
Anatomy And Histology Of Teeth
Optical Properties Of Human Teeth
5. Esthetic Dental Materials
Dental Ceramics
Resin Composites
Denture Teeth And Prefabricated Teeth
Denture Base Materials
Tooth Bleachig Materials
Glass Ionomer Restorative Materials
Hybrid Ionomer Restorative Materials
Maxillofacial Materials
Orthodontic Materials
Pediatric Dentistry Materials
Interim Restorative Materials
Standardization Of Color And Appearance Of Dental Materials

Part III: Color And Appearance –Matching, Communication & Reproduction
6. The Foundation Of Color Education
Color Vision And Dentistry
Education In Color And Appearance
Color Training
7. Color Matching
Shade Guides
Color Matching Conditions
Color Matching Method
Instruments For Color Maching In Dentistry
Color Formulation In Dentistry
8. Communication Of Color And Appearance
Verbal/Written Instructions
Custom Made Or Modified Shade Guides/Tabs
Traditional Film Photograhy
Slide Films
Digital Images
Additional Considerations
9. Reproduction Of Color And Appearance
Indirect Restorative Materials
Direct Restorative Materials (Resin Composites)
Color Correction Of Indirect Restorations

Part IV: DVD Instruction Manual
Installing The Program
Program Description
Color Training Method