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Continuing Dental Education

Esthetic Dentistry: How to Maximize Esthetic Outcomes with Effective Communication Between Clinic and Laboratory

Sung Bin Im, MDC, CDT, BS and Jae Seon Kim, DDS, MSD

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The University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education gratefully acknowledges


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for their generous support of this program.

Lecture Description

This course is intended to provide insights into providing highly esthetic outcomes in restorative dentistry using digital photography, digital shade matching, and color calibration. Participants will also learn how to give texture, polish, stain and glaze all ceramic restorations. We strongly recommend dentists and lab technicians to attend this course together as a team. This collaborative hands on course will teach you how to improve communication between the clinic and the lab for a long-lasting, and natural looking restorations.

Course Objectives:

As a result of attending this lecture you will be able to:

  • Effectively use shade guides.
  • Utilize digital photos taken with gray card, and cross-polarization filters for optimal shade matching.
  • Choose the correct porcelain using shade matching software.
  • Better contour, texture, stain, glaze, and hand polish lithium disilicate restorations.


Sung Bin ImSUNG BIN IM is a Master Dental Ceramist who is the CEO of SUNG BIN IM Dental Studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was formerly with the Goldstein, Garber, and Salama practice in Atlanta, Georgia and previously worked with Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry at Augusta University College of Dental Medicine (Directed by Dr. Gerard Chiche).

Having earned his Master in Dental Ceramics from UCLA School of Dentistry — Center for Esthetic Dental Design, under the auspices of Prosthodontist and Master Ceramist Dr. Edward McLaren (2010-2012), California, United States.

Previously, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Technology from Shin Heung University (2001-2010), Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

Currently, Mr. Sung Bin Im is actively involved in many areas of prosthodontics as a Noritake(KURARAY) International Instructor since 2016. Also, He has published numerous articles on QDT (2016, 2017, 2018), Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry (2017), Noritake 30th Anniversary Book (2018), Labline (2015, 2018, 2019), and Qunitessenz Zahntechnik (2020), and has presented several podium lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Jae Seon KimJAE SEON KIM is a board-certified prosthodontist practicing in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Kim believes in lifelong learning and regards lecturing as a tool to communicate with other dentists and lab technicians. Through these efforts, he hopes that all participants can take another step towards mastering their craft.

Dr. Kim received his MSD degree and a certificate in Prosthodontics from the University of Washington and is an affiliate assistant professor in the Restorative Department at the University of Washington.

Course Logistics

Saturday, April 1, 2023

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center, Room D-209 and D-165, Simulation Lab
Seattle, Washington 98195

This course is designed for dentists and lab technicians. The dentist/lab technician team are encouraged to attend together, and as an incentive, the team will receive a tuition rebate if they attend together*.

Lecture: 8:30am – 12:00pm Pacific Time
Workshop: 1:00pm – 4:30pm Pacific Time

TUITION – price includes lunch for those attending workshop
Until March 29, 2023 (after, $25 more)

*The dentist and lab technician team are encouraged to attend together. As an incentive, if you are a dentist and attend with your lab technician, or a lab technician and attend with your dentist, you will each receive a $50 tuition rebate after the class ($100 total for your dentist/lab tech team).

7 hours

Limited Attendance:
This class is limited to 30 participants


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing dental education credits.