Oral Health Group
Product Spotlight


February 16, 2011
by Vident

As one of the most popular and widely used shade tools in the world, VITA’s Classical Shade Guide has been recently improved to include new features for long-term, ideal shade matching. For starters, the new holder is made with a stronger material which allows the entire guide (holder and tabs) to be autoclaved for optimum sterilization. Dental offices will no longer have to bag the tabs separately and reassemble them into the holder once they come out of the autoclave, making them easier to keep track of. Surface alterations and shade changes caused by the use of disinfectants are no longer a problem. For ease of use, the imprint of the shade number was made larger, while the metal tab was made wider for greater retention into the slots of the holder. The backing on the guide is now sonic-welded to ensure a stronger, more durable holder. To provide a solution for more consistent tension, the new VITA Classical Shade Guide also features the same tension along the length of the guide, giving the end user a common feel of fit when pulling the tabs in and out.

 “Many dental professionals have had the same VITA Classical Shade Guide since dental school,” explained Janet Siwinski, Vident Clinical Marketing Manager. “Over time, the shades may change due to surface alterations and affect the visual appearance of the tab. To remedy that issue, VITA improved the product to make the entire guide fully autoclavable, and added some convenience features as well.”

Vident has been a provider of innovative dental products since 1985 and is the North American subsidiary of VITA, manufacturer of the internationally recognized Classical Shade Guide, 3D-Master Shade System, VITA Easyshade Compact digital shade-taking device and quality VITA restorative materials. For information on VITA’s new Classical Shade Guide and other quality products, call 800-828-3839 or visit Vident’s website www.Vident.com.

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