The Science Behind Immediate Dentinal Sealing

Lesson Materials

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Two of the prolific pioneers in Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. David Alleman and Dr. Davey Alleman, will provide an overview of the concept of immediate dentin sealing. You will gain a better concept for the indications for this technique and its benefits. Content for this discussion is derived from peer-reviewed articles such as “Immediate Dentin Sealing Improves Bond Strength” and “Immediate Dentin Sealing: A Fundamental Procedure for Indirect Bonded Restorations.”

Lesson Objectives

  1. Become familiar with the definition of immediate dentin sealing 
  2. Learn of the benefits associated with immediate dentin sealing
  3. Develop an understanding for how immediate dentin sealing works
  4. Learn of how immediate dentin sealing is influencing how teeth are prepared and restored


  • Lesson Length: 45 min
  • CE credit: 0.75 hours
  • Release Date: 6/29/20
  • Review Date: 11/15/20
  • Expiration Date: 11/15/23