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Sascha Hein

Sascha Hein completed his training in Dental Technology in Germany in 1997. In 2001 he completed further studies in dental ceramics under Masahiro Kuwata in Tokyo, Japan. In 2005 he graduated from Master School in Freiburg, Germany. From 2013 – 2017 Sascha Hein furthered his education in color science and optical physics under the mentorship of Professor Jaap ten Bosch with special interest in tooth fluorescence. Sascha Hein is both, a published author and a reviewer for a number of peer reviewed journals. Sascha Hein lives and works in Freiburg, Germany.

A new scientific approach to unlock the secrets of shade matching without shade guides

Reliable shade matching of indirect restorations with natural dentition remains to be a formidable challenge, even for the most experienced restorative team. Redo’s are unfortunately common and costly, providing frequent cause for friction among its members. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. With the eLAB system it is now possible to use a DSLR camera or even a smartphone paired with a suitable illumination device (i.e., “Smile Lite”) to quantify and communicate tooth shade objectively. Learn about the system that perfected shade matching in dentistry even if you already take shades every day.

Key Learning Goals:

1. The pros and cons of visual shade assessment?
2. Understanding light propagation through dental hard tissues (Biophotonics)
3. Replacing shade guides with one color appearance model
4. Acquiring target shades with a DSLR camera or with a smartphone
5. The eLAB digital workflow
6. Various clinical examples

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