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