I-1 The Coronal Conundrum: The Biomimetic Solution to Restorative Endodontics

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CE Hours: 1.5

Description: What is the silent killer of most Endodontic treatment? Coronal leakage. Endontically treated teeth are the most structurally compromised and susceptible to fracture and decay. Common restorative techniques fail to regain the biomechanics and structural integrity lost during treatment cycles. Crowns and fillings allow for microleakage and reactivation of decay & reinfection of root canal treated teeth. Can additional tooth structure be preserved? Can microgaps under restorations be prevented? Can vital teeth with deep carious lesions be predictably sealed to maintain pulpal health? Yes, through stress reduction & Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry. Biomimetic dentistry uses the intact tooth as the ultimate guide in reconstruction. Combining tooth conservation, stress reduction and advanced adhesive dentistry solves the coronal conundrum of gaps, cracks and leakage.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Obtain complete caries removal in the Peripheral Seal Zone and read the Hierarchy of Bondability in the Central Stop Zone in deep carious lesions
  • Explain polymerization dynamics and C-Factor control to maintain coronal seal, through Layering, Fiber placement, and curing protocols
  • Describe the Bio-Rim Preservation and regaining structural integrity through a non mechanically retained approach

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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Davey Alleman, D.M.D

Dr. Alleman is a general dentist that currently practices biomimetic dentistry in Provo, Utah with his father Dr. David Alleman. He received his DMD from the Roseman University of Health Sciences in 2015. Dr. Alleman practiced dentistry for the US Army in Seoul, South Korea and Southern Arizona from 2015-1019. He is an instructor and mentor for the Alleman Center Biomimetic Mastership. Dr. Alleman is passionate to improve dental outcomes through minimally invasive biomimetic dentistry. He has been published in Journal of Operative Dentistry and Inside Dentistry.

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I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.