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The International Journal of Prosthodontics

Edited by George A. Zarb, BChD, DDS, MS, MS, FRCD(C)

ISSN 0893-2174

March/April 2011
Volume 24 , Issue 2

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Evaluation of a Newly Developed Online Color Training System

Li Chen, DDS, PhD/Xu Yang, DDS, PhD/Jianguo Tan, DDS, PhD/Jianfeng Zhou, DDS/Yang Du, DDS, PhD/Deli Li, DDS, PhD

Pages: 137139
PMID: 21479280

This study evaluated a newly developed online color training system. The system incorporated basic color training, shade guide matching, and clinical shade selection simulation exercises. Thirty-seven dental students went through baseline Vita-Vita testing with VITA Classical shade guides and then practiced color training exercises with the system for 4 days; the same test was performed after the training program. The average correct match increased from 6.7 (41.88%) to 11.38 (71.13%) using the shade guides (P < .001) and from 9.67 (60.42%) to 13.06 (81.63%) using the color training system (P < .001). The effectiveness of the color training system in improving color-matching quality was confirmed. Int J Prosthodont 2011;24:137139.

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