Rade Paravina

Rade Paravina

Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and Director of Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics (HCBB)

Dr. Paravina is Founder and Past President of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD).

CV SPEAKER

Rade D. Paravina, DDS, MS, PhD is a tenured Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and Director of Houston Center for Biomaterials and Biomimetics (HCBB).  He also holds the Ralph C. Cooley, DDS Distinguished Professorship in Biomaterials, an endowment created by world-renowned heart surgeon Denton A. Cooley, MD. Dr. Paravina has authored/co-edited two books: Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry (Quintessence Publishing 2011) and Esthetic Color Training in Dentistry (Elsevier 2004), two software programs, one educational CD, and more than 200 other peer-reviewed publications.

Dr. Paravina designed/developed several dental products and tests. Together with Vita Zahnfabrik he designed two shade guides, Linearguide 3D Master and Bleachedguide 3D Master. The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has executed licensing agreements with Vita Zahnfabrik dealing with commercialization of these two shade guides. He has developed Dental Color Matcher, a free online and offline educational and training program for esthetic dentistry, and the scientific protocol for evaluating “chameleon effect” of dental materials.

Dr. Paravina is Founder and Past President of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD). He is a recipient of the 2011 E. B. Clark Award, SCAD award for lifetime achievement, and the 2014 Jerome M. and Dorothy Schweitzer Research Award of the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics. He serves as editor of the Color and Appearance in Dentistry, a permanent bi-annual issue of the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and editorial board member for the Journal of Dentistry, Clinical Oral Investigations, Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, and the American Journal of Dentistry.

Dr. Paravina lectures nationally and internationally on various topics associated with color and appearance in esthetic dentistry.

LECTURE ABSTRACT

New Color Matching Curriculum for Dental Professionals and Students 

 

Color Matching Curriculum (CMC) is a non-commercial education and training program, developed by the Society of Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD, www.scadent.org), member of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry (IFED) and the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP) Prosthodontic Forum. The topic and content of this combined didactic – hands-on course are very pertinent to practice given that a vast majority of dental restorations are tooth colored. The program is applicable to every dental professional, educator and student, every patient and every tooth colored restoration, and can facilitate the practice of dentistry. The CMC combines didactic and hands-on portion, and it is immediately applicable in dental office. A CMC pdf will be distributed to all attendees.

How good are we when it comes to shade matching? In two recently published studies (JPD, JERD), with more than 7000 shade matchings combined, barely over 50% of students matched one of THREE best matching tabs from shade guide. However, a very significant improvement (35-47%) in shade matching quality was achieved upon education and training.

How much it cost? According to some calculations, shade matching cost is approximately $20,000 per year, while the cost of color corrections and remakes associated with shade mismatching exceeds $14,000 per year, chair-side time-wise only. This does not include the lab costs, frustration of dental professional, and patient’s disappointment and time.

The course will emphasize the essentials of a plan for successful color matching in both the dental office and the dental laboratory, with step-by-step instructions. Examples and practical suggestions will be provided, including the latest changes recommended by the presenter.

Course Outline

  1. Color concept and resources
  2. Visual color matching with hands-on
  3. Color matching instruments with hands-on
  4. How we do it
  5. Dental Color Matcher (homework)

 Objectives

  • UNDERSTAND color
  • Learn about advanced shade matching conditions and methods
  • Contrast dental shade guides and elaborate color-related properties of dental materials
  • Review the state of the art in tooth whitening monitoring
  • Learn about resources for color education and training in esthetic dentistry

Sessions