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Shade Taking and Staining and Glazing Course

Shade Taking Course

Understanding of Vita shade taking systems and shade communication process using traditional methods and Vita Easyshade V digital shade taking device.

Staining and Glazing Course

An overview of innovative Vita CAD/CAM materials including Vitablocs® Mark II, Vitablocs®Triluxe Forte, Vita Enamic and Vita Suprinity PC. Their material properties and indications. Latest materials and evidence based research update.

Course content:

  • Shade taking and shade communication.
  • Comparison between Vita shade taking systems
  • The best way to apply Vita Akzent Plus stains and Glaze to match existing teeth.
  • Understanding surface texture and polishing Techniques
  • Reproduction of shades and colour effects.
  • Characterisation using light curing or effect and body stains.
  • How to adjust margins using Correction porcelains.
  • Glazing

Aims and objectives:

  • To determine and communicate Natural teeth shades accurately.
  • To find the best suited material for specific indications and understand why.
  • To Glaze and Stain to achieve the highest aesthetic results.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand differences between Vita Classical and Vita 3D Master shade taking systems.
  • To read shade using Vita Easyshade V digital shade taking device.
  • To correctly communicate shades to avoid costly remakes and to ensure Patients satisfaction.
  • To be able to use a glaze and staining system to characterize restorations.

Your Tutor:

Solvey Bossen

Having worked in leading positions of ceramic departments at dental laboratories in Germany, Solvey was responsible for high aesthetic ceramic restorations, high-end implant cases, training and communication with dentist and patients for individual shade determination. For the last two years she has trained talented dental technicians of a leading Scottish laboratory to upgrade layering techniques, encourage improvements to workflow, material awareness and assisting with individual, high aesthetic ceramic restorations. Solvey designed the VITA Premium tooth line “Physiodens” Anteriores for Vita in cooperation with Dr. End (Physiological Occlusion System). She has dedicated her professional life to dental aesthetics and cosmetic dentistry.

Solvey has now joined the VITA Team as their UK Specialist and Demonstrator and instructs both Dentists and Laboratory Technicians about their products range.

2020 Dates:

Friday 11 December

2021 Dates:

Friday 29 January
Friday 12 February
Friday 19 March
Friday 23 April
Friday 04 June


10.00 am to 16.00 pm


£75per person inclusive of VAT, Materials and Lunch.


Panadent Limited Training Laboratory, Orpington, Kent, BR5 3AQ

To book your place call:
01689 88 17 88

Nicky Grant

Author Nicky Grant

Nicky brings over 15 years of graphic design experience to Panadent. She has been working with Panadent since 2009 and is now part of their in-house design and marketing team. She works with Panadent on all aspects of design, including brochures, exhibitions, flyers, packaging and identity design.

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