New Patented Dental Shade Tab replaces all other Shade Tabs

Watch this short video with Karsten Klimmek, MDT, LVIFT, AAACD, and Dennis Braunston Founder of ShadeWave. They demonstrate how you only need one shade tab to get accurate shade maps, translucency and value which enables dentists and dental labs to create accurate dental shades consistently. Say goodbye to Vita, 3D Master, ND Stump Shades, Gingival shades and more.

One Shade Tab.  One Minute.  Done.

You’re probably thinking…that’s impossible. Not any more. It’s something brand new called Digital Shade Taking and it’s made possible with a new Patented Dental Shade Matching Technology by ShadeWave.

What are the benefits to your practice or lab:
• Your staff can now take photos
• Save time and money (what took 20 minutes now takes 1 minute)
• Fewer shade adjustments and remakes
• Take photos, upload to lab…that’s it
• New technology positions you as cutting edge provider​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ShadeWave Featured

Dennis Braunston, Inventor of ShadeWave and Howard Farran, Founder & CEO of Dentaltown, sit down to discuss game changing tips on photography and dental shade matching.

ShadeWave Featured

See ShadeWave in the Spring 2016 issue of Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry article “New Algorithm in Shade Matching”.

Welcome Aboard

ShadeWave is proud to announce ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers doctors are implementing ShadeWave into their practices nationwide.

Over 40,000 Americans trust ClearChoice for dental implants.

Schedule a Demo of ShadeWave

Don’t guess shade. Get Shade! We know you need a easy, foolproof way to get the most accurate dental shades possible. Click the below to request your personal demo today.

Schedule a Personal Demo of ShadeWave

The best 10 minute investment you’ll make this year.

We all agree, happy patients are the key to success, and less remakes creates more smiles. In this live demo you’ll see how ShadeWave eliminates the guesswork, auto-corrects your photos and provides your lab a recipe for shade matching success.

Dental Labs

ShadeWave’s updated technology gives you accurate maps for shade, translucency and value. With zero guesswork, you’ll have more accurate matches—and satisfied clients.


ShadeWave technology provides your dental lab the information to build a great restoration, based on photos you take with your existing dental camera. Just upload your photos and create a case. It’s easy!

How it Works

Just upload photos from your existing digital camera. ShadeWave color corrects your images and creates accurate shade maps, so your lab can make better-matching crowns. No more sending patients to the lab, no guesswork and fewer remakes!

4 Simple Steps to Successful Shade Matching

One Click

ShadeWave works with any digital camera capable of taking a clinical picture.


Create a case, upload the photos and choose a lab. The lab has instant access to the case. All communication through ShadeWave is HIPAA-compliant and secure.


The lab processes the color-corrected image. Our advanced algorithms determine shade, translucency and value.

Perfect Match

The lab interprets the ShadeWave information into a restoration.

*Restoration by Lucas Lammott, M31 Dental Laboratory

ShadeWave Dental Lab Partners

We have been using the latest version of ShadeWave with my lab for about 9 months. It’s a great system if your lab is on board and trained well. It doesn’t replace the talent of the ceramist – it just gives the ceramist lots of information needed to create a great result. We use it for both posterior and anterior shade matching. All the assistants know how to use it and it’s pretty foolproof from the dental office standpoint.

Dr. Scott RiceIrvine, CARice Dentistry

“I think it is absolutely fantastic! Its information at your fingertips that we have never seen in this industry before.”

Vincent Tauro, MDT, CDT45 years as a dental technician B & D Dental Technologies

“What is interesting about what you’ve done here is that you have covered both ends. You made it simple for the dentist to take a photograph and simple for the lab to map out the shade with your software. That is covering both sides of it! No one has ever done that before.”

Chris Lowthrop, CDTDigital Dental Aesthetics

“Color mapping has always been an art form in itself. Selecting the colors is not always an easy task. Shadewave helps eliminate the guess work. By using it has allowed me to get more accurate build ups and less cases coming back for shade modifications.”

Richard G. Knecht RGK Dental Lab, Inc