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Color in Esthetics – Where Art Meets Science

Thu, Sep 22

5:00-6:00 pm SCAD Executive Board Meeting

7:00-10:00 pm Welcoming Cocktail


Fri, Sep 23

9:00-9:15 Opening Ceremony

9:15-9:40 Harold O. Heymann: The Great White Hype: The Facts and Fallacies of Vital Bleaching

9:40-10:40 Edward J. Swift, André V. Ritter & Robert G. Ritter: Contemporary Trends in Tooth-Colored Direct Restorations

10:40-11:10 Q/A, Break, Poster Viewing

11:10-11:50 Gerard Kugel & Lee Culp: CAD/CAM Dentistry, The Color of Digital

11:50-12:00 Q/A

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:15 Bernard Touati & Franck Bonnet: The Challenge of Implant Esthetics

2:15-2:45 Break, Poster Viewing

2:45-3:10 Edward A. McLaren: The Shade Trinity

3:10-3:35 Yi-Yuan Chang: Layers of Illusion

3:35-4:00 Joerg Strub: Digital Dentistry

4:00-4:15 Q/A, Break

4:15-5:00 SCAD Open Meeting

7:00-10:00 President’s Dinner (Theme: Chicago 1920s)


Sat, Sep 24

9:00-9:25 J. Robert Kelly: Perspectives on the Measurement and Clinical Meaning of Translucency

9:25-9:50 Alvaro Della Bona: Examining Light Transmission of Esthetic Restorative Materials

9:50-10:15 Van Thompson: Tooth Enamel Structure and Interaction with Light

10-15-10:45 Q/A, Break

10:45-11:45 James R. Dunn, Wolfgang Bengel & Stephen R. Snow: Dental Photography Excellence

11:45-12:00 Q/A, Photo Demo

12:00-1:00 Lunch, Photo Demo (cont’d)

1:00-2:00 Stephen J. Chu, Christian Coachman & Adam J. Mieleszko: The Color of Pink: When to do Pink Porcelain, Pink Composite, or Pink Tissue?

2:00-2:30 Q/A, Break

2:30-3:30 Avishai Sadan, Sillas Duarte & Jin-Ho Phark: New Horizons in Esthetic Adhesive Dentistry

3:30-3:45 Q/A

3:45-4:00 Closing Remarks Supplementary Program,


Supplementary Program, Fri, Sep 23

7:30-9:00 Edward McLaren: Layering Using the Contrast Zone Color System, Demo

5:00-6:30 Rade D. Paravina: Dental Color Matcher, Color Education and Training Program for Esthetic Dentistry, Hands-on (laptop required)

12:00-1:00 Lunch and Learn

  • Chad J. Anderson: Color Science and the Clinical Dentist
  • Linda Greenwall: White Spots, White Lesions and White Marks – Can You Treat with Bleaching, Microabrasion and Bonding?
  • Shigemi Nagai: Gingival Color: What We Don’t Know and What We Need to Know?
  • Paula O'Neill: Innovative Instructional Approaches to Increasing Student Engagement in Learning about Color and Appearance
  • John M. Powers: Digital Impressions and CAD/CAM Ceramic