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Title: Human-eye versus computerized color matching.
Authors: Yap, A.U. 
Sim, C.P.
Loh, W.L.
Teo, J.H.
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Yap, A.U.,Sim, C.P.,Loh, W.L.,Teo, J.H. (1999). Human-eye versus computerized color matching.. Operative dentistry 24 (6) : 358-363. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This project compared the difference in color matching between human-eye assessment and computerized colorimetry. Fifty dental personnel were asked to color match Vita Lumin shade tabs to seven different randomly arranged test tabs from the Z100 shade guide. All evaluators were blinded to the shades of the test tabs and were asked to match only body shade of the Vita Lumin tab to the middle third or body of each test tab. The results obtained were subsequently computed into L*a*b* values and compared with results obtained by computerized colorimetry. Results indicate that the difference in color matching between human-eye assessment and computerized colorimetry is shade dependent. Discrepancy was significant for b* coordinates for shades A1 and B2 and L* and b* coordinates for shade C4. For all shades evaluated, color difference between human-eye and computerized color matching is perceivable under clinical settings, as delta E values are greater than 3. There is a need for correction factors in the formal specification of the color-matching software due to the discrepancy between human-eye and computerized colorimetric color matching.
Source Title: Operative dentistry
ISSN: 03617734
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