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Stephen Chu, DMD, MSD, CT

Stephen Chu received his doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1984 and his master’s degree in restorative dentistry and certificate in post-graduate Fixed Prosthodontics from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in 1986. He subsequently obtained his dental technician certification in dental ceramics in 1996 and ASMDT status in 1998 at New York University College of Dentistry. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Implant Dentistry, Director of the Advanced CDE Program in Aesthetic Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry, Associate Professor and Director of Esthetic Education at Columbia University and Prosthodontic Section Editor for PPAD [Practical Procedures and Aesthetic Dentistry, Montage Media Corp.].

Dr. Chu maintains a private practice with Dr. Dennis Tarnow in New York City [New York Center for Specialized Dentistry] in aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. Dr. Chu is a contributor to The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers, authored by Dr. Galip Gurel (Quintessence Publishing, 2003), The Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry, authored by Dr. Abdelsalam Askary (Blackwell Publishing 2007), and Contemporary Esthetic Dentistry authored by Drs. Mark Wolff and John Calamia (Dental Clinics of North America 2007). He has published over 15 articles and lectures worldwide on the subjects of aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry. He has recently co-authored The Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry (Quintessence Publishing, 2004) and is completing Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry: Principles and Practice (Montage Media Corp., 2007) co-authored with Dr. Dennis Tarnow and Mr. Jason Kim, CDT. Textbook Publications

The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers [Galip Gurel] Quintessence Publishing Company, 2003 Chapter 5 [Color] Author – Chu, S. The Science and Art of Porcelain Laminate Veneers details the expanding field of porcelain laminate veneers in esthetic dentistry. It guides the esthetic dentist in understanding the needs of the patient and formulating a treatment plan that includes not only esthetic considerations, such as color and smile design, but also occlusal, periodontal, and functional requirements. In addition, it discusses the use of porcelain laminate veneers in diastema closure, the treatment of tetracycline discoloration, and in conjunction with orthodontic therapy. New techniques to ensure minimally invasive tooth preparation and maximum space creation for the dental technician are explored, and impression materials for porcelain laminate veneers are compared. The detailed guides to alternative porcelain materials and their step-by-step applications make this book invaluable for general practitioners, dental technicians, and the entire esthetic team.

The Fundamentals of Color: Shade Matching and Communication in Esthetic Dentistry Quintessence Publishing Company 2004, Carol Steam, IL Authors: Chu, S., Devigus, A., Mieleszko, A. Providing patients with a natural-looking smile is an important goal for the dental professional. However, obtaining an accurate shade match for restorations can be a difficult and frustrating experience. This lavishly illustrated book explains the basic science and art of color to help the reader better understand the mechanics involved in the shade-matching process. Moreover, it details the myriad clinical elements that can affect the perception of color. The authors also present easy-to-follow protocols for both conventional and technologically advanced shade matching, including tips for communicating with the lab technician, as well as a recommended protocol that combines both approaches. The appendix demonstrates this final approach through a series of case studies. This unique guide to color will allow the clinician to achieve an accurate and esthetic shade match the first time, every time.

Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry [Abdelsalam Elaskary] Blackwell Publishing 2007 Chapter Author: Color Theory, Shade Matching and Communication in Implant Dentistry Esthetic dentistry and implant dentistry continue to grow in patient demand and professional popularity. More now than ever, clinicians are faced with the need to combine form with function, art with science. The considerable scientific and technical leaps that have been made in this field mean that this goal is now more achievable, and Fundamentals of Esthetic Implant Dentistry seeks to share these advances with practitioners and students alike.

Dental Clinics of North America: Successful Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry for the Modern Dental Practice [Calamia, Wolff, and Simonsen] Elsevier Saunders Inc. 2007 Chapter Author:Clinical Steps to Predictable Color Management in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry Cutting edge information for all dentists! Topics include smile design, bonding to dentin and enamel, bonding to porcelain and metal, diagnosis and clinical management of color, bleaching, anterior and posterior restorations, fillers and cements, implants, lasers, and much more!