With the evolution of CAD/CAM dental technology, we find ourselves waiting for a better way to manage material workflows. A recent Key Group report states that the use of multi-shaded zirconia is increasing at an annual rate of 8 percent. Not only that, as technology improves for denture development, there will be a new wave of denture-based materials to incorporate into the CAD/CAM workflow. Unfortunately, the availability of a better way to manage various multi-shaded materials is a rarity in our market today. This being the case, many laboratories have had to adapt to the situation, resulting in CAD/CAM workflows that look like the one in the image below.