Nitin HC1, K Chandrasekharan Nair2* and Jayakar Shetty3
1Specialist Prosthodontist, Wassan Speciality Dental Center, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
2Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
3Former Professor, Dept. of Prosthodontics, AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: K Chandrasekharan Nair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Prosthodontics, Sri Sankara Dental College, Akathumuri, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. ORCID ID: https://orcid.0000-0003-3114-3015
Received: January 23, 2023; Published: February 12, 2023
Shade selection critically dictates clinical success of fixed prosthesis. There are a few factors that can influence the shade selection like the illuminating light sources, gazing at colored cards before shade selection, clinical experience of the operator who selects the shade and the gender of the operator. In the Indian context, there are very few studies that critically evaluates the influence of clinical experience of the professional who does the shade selection and the role of gender. While comparing Professors, PG students and interns for their shade matching ability, professors performed better than the other two groups. Female operators performed better than the male operators but the difference was not statistically significant.
Keywords: Shade Selection; Illuminating Lights; Gazing at Colour Cards; Gender; Experience
Citation: Nitin H C., et al. “Effect of Gender and Experience on Shade Matching-A Comparative Evaluation".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.3 (2023): 38-44.
Copyright: © 2023 K Chandrasekharan Nair., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.