Dr. David Alleman, Sr., DMD
Dr. David Alleman has been featured on countless episodes of the Dental Digest Podcast. You can listen to him on episode 14, 19, 20, 25, 31, 42 and 45. Dr. David S. Alleman is renowned as one of the co-founding pioneer of the of Biomimetic dental movement and his contribution to Biomimetic Dentistry.
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.
His meticulous work led him to formulate these 6 tenants of Biomimetic Dentistry:
- Polymerization Shrinkage
- Hybrid Layer Development
- Dentin Bonding Systems
- C-Factor Stress
- Pulpal Biology
- Dental hard tissue differences
Dr. Alleman has written several publications, but one of his most popular one involves what he calls a “systematic approach to deep caries removal end points.” His article states the following: “These protocols combine caries-detecting dye with anatomical and histologic knowledge to arrive at ideal caries removal end points for adhesive restorations. DIAGNOdent laser fluorescence technology can also be used to confirm these end points. These ideal caries removal end points generate a peripheral seal zone that can support long-term biomimetic restorations. A review of the published literature since 1980 on caries, caries diagnosis, and caries treatments and their relationships to adhesive bonding techniques was carried out. Combining anatomical measurements and pathologic and histologic knowledge with caries-detecting dye and DIAGNOdent laser fluorescence technologies can produce ideal caries removal end points for adhesive dentistry without exposing vital pulps.” Read this full article here.
Thank you for your contribution Dr. Alleman!