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2020 CDT Competitions

2020 CDT Competitions

The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) is conducting the "Larsen-Chu Award” competition in 2020 for excellence in dental technology. The competition is open to dental technicians with less than 10 years in practice, in domestic and international category

Application Process: Applicants will have to duplicate one natural tooth based on photos posted here. It can be fabricated on a die or as a solid replica (root is optional). Applicants are allowed to use any material and technique of their choice. The Award Committee will review the submissions and send acceptance/rejection notice to all applicants. Applicants are required to submit an application following the instructions provided here. Submissions will be judged based on overall esthetics, color and appearance, and detail reproduction.

Domestic applicants need to email pictures of their work (up to 4 MB) to Chair of the Awards Committee, Mr. Aki Yoshida ( by Aug 25, 2020. Authors of accepted submissions in domestic category must preregister and attend the annual meeting in order to be eligible for awards. The 1st place winner will receive a $1,000 prize, SCAD certificate, complimentary registration for SCAD 2021. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive SCAD certificate and a three-day complimentary visit and hands-on training at VITA, Bad Säckingen, Germany.

International applicants are allowed to compete without attending the meeting due to travel costs and time commitment. They need to mail their application and tooth replication (no photos) to:
VITA Zahnfabrik H. Rauter GmbH & Co. KG (Attn. Mrs. Dilan Cosar)
Schulhausstr. 34, D-79713 Bad Saeckingen, Germany

Deadline is July 10, 2020. All submitted works and applications will be forwarded Mr. Aki Yoshida, who will organize grading and send the decision on the 1st place winner and all materials back by June 30. VITA will cover the winner’s airfare and hotel for SCAD 2020, while SCAD will give them a diploma and a complimentary registration for SCAD 2021.

All winners will be presented at the 2020 SCAD President’s Dinner during the annual meeting.

Please see the pictures of the tooth that should be replicated and the application  below 

Larsen-Chu Award Application Form  Larsen-Chu Award Target Tooth Pics