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Communicating with your Lab: Shade and Photography Basics for the Dental Professional

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Two of the most difficult aspects to master in the dental industry are shade matching and communicating what you see.  They are difficult due to the limitations of the human eye to perceive color in a clear, concise and consistent matter and because color perception varies from person to person.  Because of these limitations, the speaker has compiled best practices for taking shades and communicating shade through photography with the dental lab.  Our target audience is dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dentists.  Approved dental continuing education hours will be awarded for 100% attendance.
Objectives:  1) Define the limitations of the eye, 2) Discuss best practices for shade taking for both fixed and removable prosthetics, including lighting, patient positioning, and avoiding color interference, 3) Describe how to use standard shade guides for both fixed and removable prosthetics, 4) Describe how to diagram and communicate shade on a prescription, and 5) Describe best practices for photography including lighting, camera type, and patient positioning.
CEHs:  2.0 Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dentists
Kirkwood Community College is an Iowa Dental Board Approved Sponsor.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Katz Family Healthcare Simulation Center


CEUs : 0.2

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Please read:  Members of the University District of the Iowa Dental Assistants Association pay a discounted tuition rate of $15. Online registration is not available; members must call 319-398-1022 to register. If you are a member of University District of the Iowa Dental Assistants Association please communicate that to the registration associate so you are able to take advantage of your membership discount. You will need to bring proof of membership to class; if not provided you will be charged the full $40 tuition fee.



Registration Closes On
Monday, November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/4/2019 - 11/4/2019 Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM Cedar Rapids, Katz Family Healthcare Simulation Center  Map, Room: 2017 TBA 

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