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Dental Digest Podcast with Dr. Melissa Seibert

May 17, 2021

 This is a dental podcast devoted to enabling dentist to stay on the cutting edge of evidence based dentistry. Oftentimes the technique used to cure dental composites is overlooked. Recent research demonstrates that the composite curing light technique employed is a critical variable in the overall success of your restoration. Prolific researcher and professor from the University of Washington, Dr. Alireza Sadr will talk about how to properly cure a dental composite. He’ll discuss why dental composite curing strategy really matters. You’ll learn how to restore a dental composite that is built to last. To learn more, I recommend checking out the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry’s webinar on May  29th. Dr. Alireza Sadr 


Dr. Sadr is an associate professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, University of Washington School of Dentistry. He received his Ph.D. and advanced training in restorative dentistry from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 2008. He has been actively involved in the research and development of materials such as self-etching adhesives, resin cement, new composites, and tooth remineralization agents. He is focusing on research towards the adoption of advanced technologies such as Optical Coherence Tomography and CAD/CAM to implement a minimally invasive practice of dentistry at various levels.

Dr. Sadr has been collaborating with academia and industry internationally to realize these goals. In the past decade, he has presented his findings in over 150 scientific articles as well as extensive presentations and talks across the world. Dr. Sadr is the Director of Operative Dentistry Pre-clinical Training in the UW SOD and co-directs a new elective course with Dr. Yen-Wei Chen on CAD/CAM education for the final years dental students.