3 Color Research and Application: Silent Transition to Sound Science

Wednesday, March 21, 2012: 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m.
Session Type: Symposium
1.5 CE hours
Theme: Transitioning Research Findings to Dental Curricula, especially in new Dental Schools
Sponsored by: Dental Materials, Implantology Research, Prosthodontics Research
Description: Relevance and popularity of research on color and appearance in dentistry increased with the advancement of esthetic restorative materials and corresponding tools, instruments and technologies. Specifically, minimally invasive materials and techniques highlight the importance of the analysis of the optical properties of hard and soft oral tissues, and corresponding restorative materials. However, controversies exist in substituting the traditional “dental color science” with sound color science, and in bringing additional relevance to in-vitro and clinical research, as well as in dental education and practice.

The objective of this symposium is to address (1) methods of implementing advances in color and appearance in dental education, research and practice; (2) research on minimally invasive restorative approaches, including tooth whitening, and quantification of their effectiveness, (3) new technologies to facilitate research on optical properties, and (4) research on predictable esthetics of dental restorations using digital color formulation and digital color searching.
Learning Objectives:
To review recent research on minimally invasive restorative approaches, including tooth whitening, and quantification of their effectiveness.
To understand methods of implementing advances in color and appearance in dental education, research and practice.
To understand new technologies to facilitate research on optical properties, and to review research on predictable esthetics of dental restorations using digital color formulation and digital color searching.

Organizer/Chair:
R. PARAVINA
Organizer:
S. ANTONSON
Chair's Opening Remarks
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Color Science and Dental Art: Permission to Bond
R. PARAVINA, Dept. of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
In-Office Tooth Whitening Trends and Traps
J. ONTIVEROS, Dept. of Restorative & Biomaterials, University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX
Computer Color Matching (CCM) and Computer Color Searching (CCS)
S. NAGAI, Dept. of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Dental Color Measurement Instruments and Systems
D. NATHANSON, Dept of Restorative Sciences Biomaterials, Boston University, Boston, MA
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