Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name



Oral Biology

Degree Program

Oral Biology, MS

Committee Chair

Lin, Wei-Shao

Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)

Metz, Michael

Committee Member

Chou, Jang-Ching

Committee Member

Harris, Bryan

Committee Member

Metz, Cynthia

Author's Keywords

shade guide; spectrophotometer; clinical acceptance


The purpose of this study was to objectively evaluate shade-matching outcomes within an academic institution. Using the Spectrophotometer, E was calculated between the reference shade: restoration shade () and restoration shade: prescription shade (). The t-test was used to determine if E maintained clinical acceptance at E: 3.7. Satisfaction with shade-match and need for objective measurement were surveyed using a Five Point Likert Scale. Correlational relationships were assessed via Pearson Correlation. Mean E values were above the acceptance value (pppp