Luke S. Kahng, CDT, is a world renowned master ceramist with more than thirty years of experience as a dental technician. He has developed a national and international following. His mission is: build the world’s best high-end dental laboratory - with affordable prices for all - in Naperville, IL. The lab handles all aspects of restoration cases. As Owner and Director of Operations, Luke trains and oversees LSK121’s team of 40 technicians who fabricate fixed, removable and combo-implant full-mouth restoration cases. Luke utilizes his decades of experience to ensure that LSK121 maintains its reputation for providing high-quality, world-class, sophisticated work.

Through his passion for providing the most natural – looking and life-like restorations possible, he invented his own revolutionary shade guide system in 2009 to help dental professionals everywhere who struggle with shade matching and color. In 2010 he updated the system, finally creating his Ceramic Shade Guide system in 2012 which currently provides the most detailed shade tabs available for clear and succinct communication between dentists and laboratories regarding tooth shades and characteristics. He is currently in the research and development stage of a new, zirconia-based shade guide that he anticipates releasing to the public in 2021.

His lectures have been presented both nationally and internationally, creating world-wide sales for his shade system and his various books, including Anatomy from Nature, Esthetic Guide Book and Smile Selection Plus CS3 Clinical Cases. Additionally, he regularly publishes articles in various dental journals, since 2005, totaling over 110 at this writing. The publications he has worked with are among the following: AAED, QDT, The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, Inside Dentistry, Dentaltown, Dentistry Today, Compendium, PPAD, Spectrum Dialogue, Teamwork, LMT, Dental Lab Products, Inside Dental Technology and JDT.

Due to the popularity he has gained, he now publishes daily across all social media including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linked-In and more. His social media following has already grown to more than a quarter of a million followers.