Aims and Objectives:
- Selective enamel dissolution to understand the shape and morphology of dentine.
- Understanding natural light characteristics and the role of scattering.
- Understanding how scattering affects optical properties of restorative materials and also how material properties can be altered to influence scattering, and thus material optical properties.
- Understanding the role of opalescence.
- Understanding the refractive index concept and how the materials and its various components would alter this and hence cause scattering.
- Understand opacity in the role of light and the role of opacity in dentine and enamel.
- An insight into how these characteristics led to the development of Essentia and the essential characteristics.
- Understanding this for junior, adolescent, adult and senior enamel and dentine.
- A shade selection strategy including the influence of dehydration, ageing and other factors.
- Direct shade taking strategies and indirect shade taking strategies.
- The E Lab Protocol and understanding colour perception and how this works in indirect shade taking.
130 mins CPD/CE