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.

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