Aims & Outcomes of the Course

To ensure a highly aesthetic and successful restorative result, it is imperative that key elements of a case be thoroughly and effectively communicated amongst the dentist, patient, and technician. Esthetic considerations include: shade communication, material selection, surface texture and tooth form. Color reproduction of anterior natural teeth requires advanced laboratory techniques, talent and artistic skills. Accurate determination, interpretation, monitoring and verification of tooth color in ceramic work are important steps in achieving ideal color reproduction.


1. How to take a shade and how to analyse the color from shade taking.

2. How to Build up Porcelain with high translucent Multi Layered Zirconia to achieve highly esthetic restorations.


Aki Yoshida started his career at Tanaka Dental Clinic in Tokyo, Japan after graduating from the Dental Technician School of Nihon University in 1983. He came to the United States to accept a position at Gnathos Dental Laboratory, which the renowned prosthodontist, Lloyd L. Miller, D.M.D in 1991. In addition he serves as technical instructor at Tufts University, Dept. of Post-Graduate Prosthodontics in Boston and instructor for Kuraray Noritake Dental Supply.

He is Fellow member of the AAED (American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry) and Exective Board member of SCAD (Society for Color and Appiearance in Denistry) Aki Yoshida has presented numerous hands-on courses and lectures throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia. He is a four-time masterpiece Technician in the Japanese Quintessence of Dental Technology, and he has published several articles on anterior esthetic restoration in the US version of QDT.


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