Caries Removal – Biomimetic Dentistry

Lesson Materials


  1. Alleman DS, Magne P. A systematic approach to deep caries removal end points: the peripheral seal concept in adhesive dentistry. Quintessence Int. 2012 Mar;43(3):197-208. PMID: 22299120.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22299120/
  2. Sadasiva K, Kumar KS, Rayar S, et al. Evaluation of the Efficacy of Visual, Tactile Method, Caries Detector Dye, and Laser Fluorescence in Removal of Dental Caries and Confirmation by Culture and Polymerase Chain Reaction: An In Vivo Study. Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences. 2019 May;11(Suppl 2):S146-S150. DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_279_18.
    1. https://www.jpbsonline.org/article.asp?issn=0975-7406;year=2019;volume=11;issue=6;spage=146;epage=150;aulast=Sadasiva
  3. Alleman DS, Deliperi S. Adhesive dentistry: 2013 and into the future. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2013 Oct;34(9):698-9. PMID: 24564757.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24564757/
  4. Magne P, Dietschi D, Holz J. Esthetic restorations for posterior teeth: practical and clinical considerations. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 1996 Apr;16(2):104-19. PMID: 9084299.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9084299/
  5. Fusayama T. Two layers of carious dentin; diagnosis and treatment. Oper Dent. 1979 Spring;4(2):63-70. PMID: 296808.
    1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/296808/


Two vanguards in Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. David Alleman and Dr. Davey Alleman, discuss paramount literature articles about the use of caries detection dye. They’ll also discuss Dr. David Alleman’s concept of the caries removal end point. They’ll provide an extensive discussion on Dr. Alleman’s pivotal 2012 article “A systematic approach to deep caries removal end points: The peripheral seal concept in adhesive dentistry”

Lesson Objectives

  1. Learn about the role caries detection dye plays in creating a bonded restoration
  2. Understand how caries detection dye works 
  3. Discover the shortcomings associated with traditional techniques for caries detection
  4. Become aware the mechanism of action for bonding to dentin 
  5. Develop a generalized understanding for how to properly bond a restoration


  • Lesson Length: 43 min
  • CE credit: 0.75 hours
  • Release Date: 6/22/20
  • Review Date: 11/15/20
  • Expiration Date: 11/15/23