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VITA Classical Shade

Feb. 16, 2011
Shade guide now fully autoclavable.
BREA, California--A widely used shade tool, VITA’s Classical Shade Guide has been recently improved to include new features for long-term, ideal shade matching. To read more about VITA, go to VITA.For starters, the new holder is made with a stronger material that allows the entire guide (holder and tabs) to be autoclaved for optimum sterilization. Dental offices will no longer have to bag the tabs separately and reassemble them into the holder once they come out of the autoclave. Surface alterations and shade changes caused by the use of disinfectants are no longer a problem. For ease of use, the imprint of the shade number was made larger while the metal tab was made wider for greater retention into the slots of the holder. The backing on the guide is now sonic-welded to ensure a stronger, more durable holder. To provide a solution for more consistent tension, the new VITA Classical Shade Guide also features the same tension along the length of the guide. This gives the end user a common feel of fit when pulling the tabs in and out. “Many dental professionals have had the same VITA Classical Shade Guide since dental school,” explained Janet Siwinski, Vident clinical marketing manager. “Over time, the shades may change due to surface alterations and affect the visual appearance of the tab. To remedy that issue, VITA improved the product to make the entire guide fully autoclavable, and added some convenience features as well.”For moreo information, call (800) 828-3839 or visit comment on this product, go to