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Dental Digest Podcast with Dr. Melissa Seibert

Nov 30, 2020

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This episode features Dr. David Alleman. We'll discuss the problem polymerization shrinkage stress presents to restorative dentistry and composites. You’ve heard of C-factor stress, but in this lesson you’ll understand why it can ruin your composite restoration. You’ll gain an advanced understanding for what polymerization shrinkage stress is in the first place. You’ll also learn of how advances in biomimetic dentistry are capable of addressing this issue.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  1. Gain an in-depth understanding for the chemical composition of the resin composites used in dentistry 
  2. Understand how polymerization shrinkage stress threatens the bonded restoration
  3. Develop a foundational understanding for C-factor stress
  4. Become aware of noteworthy research aimed at addressing this topic

About Dr. Alleman: 

His study of advanced adhesive dentistry began with Dr. Ray Bertolotti. His studies continued to progress under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. John Kois. These two mentors and his passionate dedication evolved into his 10 year/10,000 hour review of the dental literature. This dedication enabled him to formulate the concepts on which advanced adhesive (Biomimetic) dentistry is based.

Other mentors and pioneers he has collaborated with include Dr. Pascal Magne,  Dr. Didier Dietschi, Dr. Gary Unterbrink, and Dr. Geoff Knight.

He formerly partnered with Dr. Simone Deliperi from Sardinia, Italy to pass these techniques on to other motivated dentists. He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry & The International Association for Dental Research.

He has published numerous articles on advanced adhesive techniques that focus on caries detection, increasing long-term bond durability, stress reduction and tooth conservation. He and his son Dr. Davey Alleman founded the Alleman Biomimetic Mastership Program. He has mentored over 500 dentists worldwide.