Taking The Stress Out Of Shade Matching

Shade matching can be a stressful experience with many variables. Finding the shade should be just as predictable and scientific as everything else you do in dentistry. ShadeWave is a cloud-based software that brings confidence and objectivity to dental shade matching.

One Picture. One Minute. Match.

ShadeWave turns shade matching into an easy, predictable process. Confidence for dentists, dental laboratories, and patients.

The benefits to your practice or lab:
• Shade tabs no longer need to match the tooth
• Save time and money (what took 20 minutes now takes 1 minute)
• Less patients that need remakes
• New technology positions you as cutting edge provider​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dental Labs

Get accurate maps for shade, translucency and value. With zero guesswork, you’ll have more accurate matches—and satisfied clients.


Provide your dental lab with the information to build an accurate restoration, based on photos you take with your existing dental camera. Just upload your photos and create a case.

ShadeWave Features

See how ShadeWave’s features can help make shade taking the easiest part of your job. No more sending patients to the lab, no guesswork and fewer remakes!

Schedule a Personal Demo of ShadeWave

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

See how ShadeWave eliminates the guesswork, auto-corrects photos and provides dental labs a recipe for shade matching success.

How You Can Achieve Predictable, Accurate Shades

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, HIPAA-compliant and secure access to the case.


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

Perfect Match

The lab interprets the ShadeWave information to create the restoration.

*Restoration by Lucas Lammott, M31 Dental Laboratory

ShadeWave Featured

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

ShadeWave Featured

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

Welcome Aboard

Watch this short video with Karsten Klimmek, MDT, LVIFT, AAACD, and Dennis Braunston Founder of ShadeWave. They demonstrate how you only one shade tab is needed to get accurate shade maps, translucency and value.

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