Speaker: Dr. Lane M. Ochi D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D.
Subject Code: 250 (L) Credit Hours: 1.0
Location: On-Demand


The application of color theory and shade selection in restorative dentistry”, Color theory is a language that conceptually and perceptually describes the elements of color and their interactions. Unfortunately, it’s quite a tricky concept, and we all know if the color of a restoration is off it can result in us feeling like we’ve failed and the patient walks away disappointed.

Understanding color is tricky. Slight variances in shade play with our eyes, our minds, and, ultimately, our dentistry. The illumination in the dental treatment room, optical illusions, color blindness, and fatigue are among the dental professional’s ongoing obstacles to successful shade matching. This course will enlighten the dentist and ceramist on the dimensions of color, the effect of metamerism and other phenomenon.

By being fluent in the language of color, we can sharpen our perception of color, better understand existing color dynamics, make better predictions, and communicate more clearly about color. A review of these concepts as rules and guidelines will be presented in a manner that can be utilized to resolve complex esthetic problems. Armed with this knowledge you can get your restorations to match existing colors more successfully, so your patients leave feeling happy with your restorative outcomes.

Virtual Meeting Access:

This virtual meeting will be available in the Washington AGD Learning Portal.

Lane M. Ochi


Lane M. Ochi D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.I.C.D., graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 1981, where he received the Robert W. Mc Nulty Memorial Award for the highest scholastic achievement. He has been elected to membership in Alpha Tau Epsilon – U.S.C. Dental School Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi – National Society of Scholars, Omicron Kappa Upsilon – National Dental Honor Society, the Pierre Fauchard Academy – International Honor Dental Society, and he is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.

He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, and was the Co-director of Occlusion at U.S.C. School of Dentistry. He is also an Assistant Director in the Advanced Restorative Institute Dental Education Center, and serves as a specialist consultant to the Graduate Prosthodontic Program at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Los Angeles.

He has lectured to national and international audiences on the subject of aesthetic restorative dentistry and occlusion. Dr. Ochi maintains a full time private practice in Beverly Hills with an emphasis on physiologic and aesthetic reconstructive dentistry. His patients include Academy Award winners, and some of the most recognized names in the entertainment business.

Course Details

CE Hours

1.0 Hour

Subject Code

250 Operative


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19415 International Blvd Ste 410
SeaTac, WA 98188-5366
AGD Provider ID # 219331
(206) 212-4969

Nationally Approved From 6/1/2018 – 5/31/2024
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