Shade tab deterioration, 3shape workshop, VDDS seminar, and more!
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How often do you change your shade tabs?

Regular disinfection can cause colour changes in the Vitapan classical shade guide.

The Journal of Operative Dentistry has released a 2013 study which examined the shade changes in Vitapan Classical Shade Guide tabs.  The study found that "the colour changes in the shade guide tabs were perceptible or noticeable to the human eye in eight out of 45 shade tabs after two years and in 13 out of 45 shade tabs after three years of treatment".

So what can your practice do to minimize inconsistent shade determination?  The study suggests keeping one shade guide as a "control", and regularly examining for any changes.  We examine and replace our's regularly in our shade-taking room for the purpose of consistency.  If it's time to replace your shade guide, we have Vita shade guides available at a 15% discount from list price.  Give us a call for same-day delivery!

Congratulations to Dr. Cindy Fleming-Tranter of Westside Dentistry, for winning the draw prize at the September 29th VDDS event with Dr. Vincent Kokich.  Be sure to enter for your chance to win at our next sponsorship event on May 8th, "Functional Aesthetic Dentistry: Optimizing success through materials choice, proper diagnosis and planning", with Dr. David Hornbrook. See you there!
TDL's denture dept. manager, Max (who has been with us since 1977!), stepped down as manager in September.  He was a valuable asset to our management team but is still working hard within the department and will continue to do so!  Vivian has recently taken over as manager, and brings with her extensive experience in lab work from owning her own Denture Clinic in Alberta.  Welcome Vivian!
You're invited!  Please join us at our Victoria location at 3278 Oak Street on April 30th from 4:00-7:00pm for an open forum event conducted by 3Shape certified trainer Dr. Brent Corlazzoli. The focus will be on the TRIOS pod from 3Shape, and participants will have the opportunity to use the system plus to ask questions pertaining to the clinical workflow.  Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.  Space is limited to 20 participants only.  Email to reserve your spot!
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