Kamini Kabilan

Kamini Kabilan

Mentor

Dr. Mateus Garcia Rocha

College

College of Dentistry

Major

Biology

Minor

Nutritional Sciences

Organizations

Delta Phi Omega Sorority Inc. , Asian Kaleidoscope Month, FiND Early Arrival Initiative, Shoes 4 Smiles

Academic Awards

University Scholar 2021, Florida Bright Futures, UF Deans List 2019, Asian American Heritage Council Scholastic Achievement Award Recipient 2018

Volunteering

Kids Count Tutoring, AYUDH Americas

Research Interests

Shade matching/correcting using restorative materials

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, baking, cooking, gardening

Research Project

DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALGORITHM TO PREDICT THE FINAL COLOR OF LITHIUM DISILICATE CAD/CAM CERAMIC VENNER RESTORATIONS

The evolution of dental ceramics and adhesive procedures allowed the development of all-ceramic
restorations and more conservative preparation designs. These restorations are largely affected by factors
as substrate shade, cement, ceramic thickness, ceramic shade, and ceramic translucency. Instrumental
shade evaluation using spectrophotometers provides objective data that is used for shade evaluation and
matching. However, there is no method to combine the CIELab coordinates (L*, a*, b*) obtained from the
tooth substrate and ceramic to predict the best ceramic type, shade, and thickness. The understanding of
these interactions would extend the use of spectrophotometers in dentistry.

  • Dr. Mateus Garcia Rocha
  • Biology
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Shade matching/correcting using restorative materials
  • University Scholar 2021, Florida Bright Futures, UF Deans List 2019, Asian American Heritage Council Scholastic Achievement Award Recipient 2018
  • Delta Phi Omega Sorority Inc. , Asian Kaleidoscope Month, FiND Early Arrival Initiative, Shoes 4 Smiles
  • Kids Count Tutoring, AYUDH Americas
  • Reading, baking, cooking, gardening
  • DEVELOPMENT OF AN ALGORITHM TO PREDICT THE FINAL COLOR OF LITHIUM DISILICATE CAD/CAM CERAMIC VENNER RESTORATIONS
  • The evolution of dental ceramics and adhesive procedures allowed the development of all-ceramic
    restorations and more conservative preparation designs. These restorations are largely affected by factors
    as substrate shade, cement, ceramic thickness, ceramic shade, and ceramic translucency. Instrumental
    shade evaluation using spectrophotometers provides objective data that is used for shade evaluation and
    matching. However, there is no method to combine the CIELab coordinates (L*, a*, b*) obtained from the
    tooth substrate and ceramic to predict the best ceramic type, shade, and thickness. The understanding of
    these interactions would extend the use of spectrophotometers in dentistry.