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Dec 7, 2020

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Overview: This episode is a continuation from the previous episode in which Dr. David Alleman discusses advances biomimetic dentistry has made in combating polymerization shrinkage stress. You’ll review why polymerization stress occurs in a cavity preparation and how it affects composite restorations. Dr. Alleman will discuss advances biomimetic dentistry has made in it. He’ll discuss protocols for preventing a biomimetic restoration from leaking due to polymerization stress.


  1. Review what polymerization shrinkage stress is
  2. Learn of techniques for preventing polymerization shrinkage stress 
  3. Understand how to properly place and bond a composite restoration

About Dr. David (Dave) 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.