Sascha Hein

Sascha Hein

Sascha Hein

Trends in Dental Photography (Friday Lecture) at 14:30
During the past three decades dental photography has gained increasing importance in clinical dentistry and dental technology. Especially with the advent of digital photography, interest in clinical applications has spiked and the rate of publications focusing on dental photography has quadrupled in comparison to the film era. However, such efforts have been mostly limited to descriptive purposes and qualitative evaluation. Today, new tools and protocols are readily available to enter into a new ear of dental photography: One that focuses on predictive purposes and quantitative analysis instead. This presentation held by two of the pioneers of this modern era will focus on new trends and latest developments to get he most out of dental photography from restorative dentistry to orthodontics.

Dental photography for color communication
(Saturday Workshop 2 at 9:00 and Workshop 6 at 14:00)
Consistent shade matching of indirect restorations with natural dentition remains to be a formidable challenge, even for the most experienced of experts. Numerous factors which take adverse effect on the clinical outcome have long been identified. They include operator dependency (subjective shade selection and evaluation), insufficient shade guide coverage of the range of natural tooth shades as well as considerable inconsistencies among manufacturers shading regimes. The eLAB® System was developed to combat these limitations by enabling objective shade communication using cross-polarized dental photography in conjunction with a new and innovative digital work flow that will allow the dental ceramist to formulate an individual shade recipe and to measure its accuracy with the help of a digital try-in prior to delivery of the restoration to the dental office. Learn about the future of shade management: capture, calibrate & create!
Key Learning Goals:
1. Introduction to camera basics for standardised dental photography 
2. Understanding the two key elements of dental photography: distance and angle
3. Using a digital single lens camera (DSLR) for shade quantification and communication without the use of shade guides
4. Using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Bridge for a basic digital work flow
Sascha Hein
Sascha Hein commenced his training in dental technology of Germany where he graduated in 1997. He then subsequently worked in a number of dental laboratories in Europe and the United Arab Emirates. In 2001 he completed further studies in dental ceramics under Masahiro Kuwata in Tokyo, Japan. In 2004/05 he attended Master School in Freiburg, Germany where he graduated top of school and won silver in the annual Kanter Award Competition which premiers Germanys top three Master School students. In 2007 Sascha Hein was inducted into the international Oral Design group by founder Willi Geller. Since 2011 he serves as editorial board member of the German Quintessence of Dental Technology. In 2012 he was inducted into the Bio-Emulation group, under which he conducted independent research, which lead to the development of the visual_eyes liquid and the fluor_eyes flash system for fluorescent dental photography. He lectures internationally and has authored numerous publications, including the 2009 and 2011 QDT Yearbook. After spending twelve years in Perth Western Australia, Sascha Hein returned to Freiburg, Germany where he now lives and works.