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Edward A. McLaren

Friday, September 23, 7:30-9:00 am Supplementary Program; 2:45-3:15

Layering Using the Contrast Zone Color System - Demonstration

Lecture Description: 

The Shade Trinity
Many different techniques have been developed, written about and presented on how to effectively evaluate tooth color and communicate it effectively to the ceramist. Initially shade guides and techniques were developed to visual “take” shades, analog photography and now digital photographic techniques were developed to communicate shade, and more recently we have seen sophisticated computerized shade taking and communicate devices used for this process. This presentation will cover how to effectively integrate all three components into the shade analysis and communication process, “The Shade Trinity”. Also discussed will be how to interpret the shade information gathered into the expression of a final ceramic result, called “The Contrast Zone Color System”

About presenter: 

Dr. McLaren attended the University of Redlands where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. He received his D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After several years of general practice, he received his specialty certificate in Prosthodontics from UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. McLaren is a Professor in the Biomaterials and Advanced Prosthodontic department. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Oregon Dental School. Dr. McLaren maintains a private practice limited to prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry in which he does all of his own ceramics. He is the director of the UCLA Center for Esthetic Dentistry, a full time didactic and clinical program for graduate dentists. He is also the founder and director of the UCLA Master Dental Ceramist program. The residency program is a full time master ceramist program for dental technicians featuring extensive experience with the newest esthetic restorative systems. Dr. McLaren is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontists, International College of Prosthodontists, Fellow of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, International Association of Dental Research, American Association of Dental Research, American Dental Association, and the California Dental Association. Dr. McLaren is a board member and project director for Clinicians Report (formally ); he is the lab section editor for Inside Dentistry Magazine, the Techno-Clinical editor for spectrum magazine, on the editorial review board of Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry magazine and on the editorial review board for Contemporary Esthetics magazine. Dr. McLaren is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontic and materials research and has authored over 70 articles. He is performing ongoing clinical research on various restorative systems. He has presented numerous lectures, hands-on clinics and postgraduate courses on ceramics and esthetics across the nation and internationally. He recently published a book, on his ceramic techniques and features dental photographic art, entitled “The Art of Passion: Ceramics, Teeth, Faces, and Places.”