Shade Guide System Reccomendations




Dr. Paul Child
South Jordan, UT

"The Chairside Shade Guide is the most innovative shade matching guide available to dentists today! I have tried just about every shade guide available, including digital versions, and have yet to find something that comes close to the CSG! Whether it is an anterior veneer case, or matching a single tooth, to implant restorations, to older, stained teeth, there simply isn't anything better! Luke Kahng has spent countless hours designing and developing this system to provide me something that takes seconds to determine with a patient. The accuracy of it is overwhelming! Thank you LSK and Luke for all you do!"





Dr. Timothy Warren
Fort Worth, TX

"The Chairside Shade Guide is amazing and has made a significant difference in my cosmetic restorations. This difference has taken my practice to new heights. I had searched for many years, seeking the most efficient and thorough tool for communicating tooth shade, translucency, calcification, enamel variations and opacity to my lab. Now, with the ceramic Chairside Shade Guide, I have the ultimate guide to do just that. I am very thankful for having this tool available to me."




Dr. Rachel Davis
Louisville, KY

"The Chairside Shade Guide has revolutionized custom shading at our office. This new system for documenting the correct shade for aesthetic anterior crowns by far surpasses the old Vita Shade Guides. We frequently use the Chairside Shade Guide and take photos to clearly allow LSK 121 to make the best aesthetically matching crowns possible for our patients. This shade guide takes all the guessing out of perfecting the match and pleasing the patient. Every dentist should have the Chairside Shade Guide as part of their armamentarium."




Dr. Omar Cruz
San Juan, PR

"Matching the shade of a single porcelain tooth to the natural teeth in the esthetic zone is one of the most challenging procedures in my practice. The Chairside shade guide by LSK oral prosthetic has become a must use product to achieve ideal color match."




Dr. Nicholas DiMauro
Middleton, MA

"When I need to match a shade or pick a final shade for a bigger case, I reach for the Chairside Shade Guide. I know that the crowns will look so natural and better match the patient's complexion. It is a well thought out system. I like the way it is grouped by age. The patients are so happy with the final results."




Dr. Kaz Rafia
Portland, OR

"CSG is an absolute game-changer. no single shade tab system, cosmetic shade selection course, fancy equipment, photography, or artistic hand-drawing has done what use of CSG tabs have done to elevate my communication with the LSK in getting precisely the product that i need for my demanding esthetic cases. Was it mild or moderate hypocalcified areas? were they spots or streaks? was the translucency linear or brushed? and even after you identify all these characterizations and you map them, how will the lab tech perceive and translate them? I personally cannot imagine doing any work that requires attention to cosmetics without LSK's CSGs in my armamentarium"






Stephen R. Evans, DDS

"In the past 15 years I have used the custom shade tabs of every porcelain color or translucency in a porcelain kit (about 150 tabs) as a communication tool. With the LSK121 Chairside Shade Guide™, I have been able to get the results I've been looking for ? especially for: shade matching, anterior teeth, enamel translucency, surface texture, stump color, teeth size, along with all the other elements of tooth morphology! My communication issues are solved - almost as if I had a Chairside Lab Technician!"

Stephen R. Evans, DDS
Bullard, TX
www.healthiersmilesdental.com







Timothy M. Warren, DDS

"The shade guide is amazing. I have searched for many years to find the best way to communicate shading and textures to my lab. Now, I have the ultimate guide to do just that. Thank you."

Timothy M. Warren, DDS
Fort Worth, TX
www.warrendentistry.net







David A. Schubert, DDS

"The Seasons of Life shade guide is really the last piece of the puzzle re: communicating to the lab the vital and alive appearance of teeth that I am restoring. Luke has provided many shade guides to select individual characteristics that I observe and this has greatly improved the lifelike appearance of the restorations. The missing link was that the characteristics were applied tto the basic shade guide of a Vita shade guide or Vita Master guide.

With the Seasons of Life, which are porcelain and look like real teeth with depth, multiple translucencies, layering, etc. I can now communicate exactly what I see to the lab. This combined with e-mailing photos has allowed me to consistently restore teeth instead of making nice-looking crowns. This shade guide is like no other I have seen before...amazing!"

David A. Schubert, DDS
Plainfield, IL
www.schubertdentalcare.com




Daniel A. DelCastillo, DMD

"I love this guide! It takes a lot of the work out of telling the lab what you want. Using the assigned codes, we can get an exact match, and in most cases we don't even need photos."

Daniel A. DelCastillo, DMD
Miami Beach, FL
www.beachdentalcare.com





Charles Greenebaum, DDS

"This is a simple, effective and unique shade taking tool which I highly recommend."

Charles Greenebaum, DDS
Flossmoor, IL
www.flossmoordental.com





Geoffrey G. Jones, DMD

"During 33 years in private practice, I have had the opportunity to work with many dental labs. Shade communication has always presented a challenge but Luke Kahng, CDT and LSK121 have simplified this task and precisely so with their Chairside Shade Guide™ system. Thanks Luke and your talented team of professionals for providing a useful tool to achieve excellent esthetic results time after time."

Geoffrey G. Jones, DMD
Middletown, RI





Steve Rhee, DDS

"I now see the detail and color in all my restorations through using this incredible tool."

Steve Rhee, DDS
Willowbrook, IL
www.rheedentalhealth.com





Lynn Malone, DDS

"I used to have 16 possible shade selections and now I have a multitude! My patients enjoy watching me take their shade now. They feel involved."

Lynn Malone, DDS
Flossmoor, IL
www.flossmoordental.com





Cary Goldberg, DDS

"The Chairside Shade Guide™ is like a shared or common visual language between the lab and the dentist."

Cary Goldberg, DDS
Flossmoor, IL
www.flossmoordental.com





Michael Gillis, DDS

"The cases I receive from LSK 121 are predictably excellent in their fit and esthetics. Luke and his team have that rare blend of passion, knowledge, and artistry that my patients deserve. Thank you for years of great work!"

Michael Gillis, DDS
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
www.halifaxdental.ca





Mark Bancroft, DDS

"I have used the Seasons of Life Shade Guide since it was first available. I consider them more than shade tabs, they are real life character tabs. You can tell when studying these hand made shade tabs that Luke has done much study on the subject of true-life character of real teeth. Most of the time, other shade tabs do not deliver life-like crowns. However, Shades of Life tabs help me communicate with Luke at LSK 121 to deliver true life-like crowns to my patients. I tell my patients when I use these tabs that we are working to make their crowns look like real teeth, not fake as some of their other crowns look. In my operatory I keep a photo of a 72 y.o. patients' smile with only one anterior crown with a quiz question above it, "Which tooth is actually a crown?". Everyone chooses incorrectly because the Seasons of Life crown is so real looking. Seasons of Life along with some photography helps attain greater realism for younger, mid-life, elderly, and highly challenging characterizations."

Mark Bancroft, DDS
Aurora, IL
www.bancroftfamilydental.com





Douglas C. Palmer, DDS

"Luke, I just had to write to tell you thank you for the Seasons of Life Shade Selection Guide. This is truly the ultimate tool for communication between the doctor and the laboratory technician. What is great about this system is its ease of use. The age oriented shade tabs lead you to the correct value. And the natural looking porcelain on the tabs give you a realistic expectation of what the final crown will look like in the mouth. My patients are impressed with the results and even single unit anterior crowns are right on the first time we try them in. Thanks Again!"

Douglas C. Palmer, DDS
Kendall Pointe Dental
Oswego, IL
www.kendallpointedental.com





Kevin Payne, DDS

"The LSK121 Chairside Shade Guide is by far the most comprehensive shade selection system I have ever seen or had the pleasure to use. The quality and design is superior to any other shade guide available. From stump shades to calcifications, from gingival shades to deeply saturated aged teeth, this guide has all of the bases covered. Nowhere can you find a shade guide so carefully thought out or crafted."

Kevin Payne, DDS
Bay City, MI




Elizabeth Sacrey, DDS



Douglas C. Palmer, DDS
Kendall Pointe Dental
Oswego, IL
www.kendallpointedental.com





John J. Reilly, DDS



John J. Reilly, DDS
Frankfort, IL
www.johnjreillydds.com





Eric Abreu, DDS

I want to follow up on a single anterior crown (#9) that you fabricated for my patient D. In my 10 years of working with patients this is the very first time that I cemented an anterior crown that looked so realistic. (Other dental labs did fabricate anterior crowns for me but something was always off.) The patient was anxious before receiving the crown and once she saw it in place she was extremely pleased with the results--I wish had videotaped her ecstatic reaction.. Thank you for your hard work in completing this case. I look forward to working with you more in the future. I have attached a couple of photos that show the cemented crown #9.

Eric Abreu, DDS
Lakeside Family Dental
Bloomington, IL
www.lakesidefamilydental.net





Howard Abrahams, DMD, MScD

"I made the decision to work with LSK because I was searching for a lab on which I could depend on for consistent levels of excellence. As a clinician and business owner, I find exceptional value in LSK's products and creations. I also enjoy the relationship and discussions I have with LSK's knowledgeable staff.

Howard Abrahams, DMD, MScD
Miami Beach Cosmetic Dentistry
Miami Beach, FL 33140





John Lee, DDS

"I've been practicing 28 years and have worked with multiple labs and I just wanted you to know that LSK121 is the one that embraces the essence of what exquisite prosthetics should be. The artistry, function and comfort benefit the health of my patients. You pay attention to the details that matter and compliment the time and effort of my team which strives to provide the fine dental care which make people happy.

John Lee, DDS
Fresno, CA 91720-33140
www.johnleedds.com