Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry book cover

Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry

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.

Book, 272 Pages

Published: July 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09238-8


  • 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


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