Alleman-Deliperi Centers for Biomimetic Dentistry
The 2018 ADCBD courses will begin in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 1-2. The second ADCBD course will meet in Sardinia, Italy on September 17-20. Please review the information in the ADCBD Course Brochure posted to our website.
Contact Cindy for further information and to register for training. Her direct phone number is (360) 440-2275.
Founded by Dr. David S. Alleman and Dott. Simone Deliperi, the Alleman-Deliperi Centers for Biomimetic Dentistry (ADCBD) are the premier teaching facilities for Biomimetic Dentistry. Located in the United States and Italy, dentists seeking to advance their knowledge and clinical skills in Biomimetic Dentistry will study on two continents. The 2017 courses have been completed. The ADCBD is now preparing for the 2018 ADCBD Program which will offer a basic introduction to Biomimetic Dentistry, recertification and initial training in Utah for new and current biomimetic dentists, and advanced training opportunities in Italy on the beautiful island of Sardinia at the Sardinia Dental Teaching Center (SDTC). Please call 360.440.2275 to register for our 2018 courses.
Biomimetic Dentistry utilizes minimally invasive procedures to protect and conserve a patient’s teeth. This is in contrast to conventional dentistry procedures which can compromise the structure of teeth through extensive drilling and amputation of healthy tooth structure. These invasive procedures used by traditional dentistry are usually followed by incorporation of nonbonding materials used for fillings and crowns, eventually resulting in cracks, allowing bacterial infections that destroy the tooth, and the subsequent need for root canals, implants, and bridges. However, up to 90% of crowns can be avoided with early detection and preventive medicine procedures utilized in Biomimetic Dentistry.
Biomimetics is a scientifically proven set of techniques and methodologies that focus on preserving teeth and improving bonding and sealing of broken or decayed teeth in ways that mimic natural processes of teeth. This unique approach allows dentists to use small onlays that move, flex and function like actual teeth. This is in stark contrast to the large porcelain crowns currently used in traditional dentistry. Porcelain crowns require a 70% reduction of the tooth to a stump, restrict movement and simply do not allow teeth to function normally. Biomimetic Dentistry strives to remove 0% of a patient's healthy tooth. Yes, 0%.
The superior materials and adhesive bonding processes used in Biomimetic Dentistry literally lock out bacteria, providing safer and more durable dental restorations. Each protective layer, using the most advanced dental materials, incorporating layered Kevlar fibers, is applied in a similar manner to the original enamel and dentin materials that comprise teeth (refer to the Anatomy of a Tooth).
The goal of Biomimetic Dentistry is to continually preserve the patient’s teeth during each dental procedure. These innovative dental procedures and proprietary adhesive bonding processes (using state-of-the-art composite resins, Kevlar fibers, ceramics/porcelain, and other materials) restore teeth to their natural structure and color. Aesthetic procedures and computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are utilized to provide beautiful white uniform teeth.
Unlike other parts of our body, our teeth do not mend on their own. This is why it is important to protect and conserve as much of the patient’s natural tooth and gum structure as possible. The most successful dentistry is comprised of procedures that are the least invasive, thus avoiding further damage to the patient’s teeth and gums. This is the philosophy and primary emphasis behind the origin of minimally invasive Biomimetic Dentistry and holistic approaches for keeping the patient’s teeth and gums healthy and beautiful.