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


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!

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.

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!

ShadeWave was born out of training 1000’s of dentists worldwide.

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See ShadeWave in action. We know you need a foolproof way to get the most accurate dental shades possible. Now you can see how easy it can be with ShadeWave.

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

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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 Rice
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, CDT
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, CDT
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