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Friday, March 9, 2018

8:00-8:30 Dr. Saul Pressner
8:30-10:30 Dr. Vistasp Karbhari
10:30-11:00 MORNING BREAK
11:00-11:15 Case Presentation 1
11:15-11:20 Setup
11:20-12:05 Dr. Wendell Robertson
12:05-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:45 Dr. J Tim Rainey
1:50-2:35 Dr. Michel Haynie
2:40-2:55 Case Presentation 2
3:30-5:30 Dr. Marc Lazare
5:30 Questions and Discussion for Panel

Saturday, March 10, 2018

8:00-9:30 Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti
9:35-9:50 Case Presentation 3
9:55-10:55 Dr. Ali Sadr
11:00-12:30 Dr. Sema Belli
12:30-1:30 LUNCH
2:00-2:15 Case Presentation 4
2:20-3:50 Dr. Jean Wu
3:55-4:45 Dr. David S. Alleman & Dr. Matthew Nejad
4:45 Questions and Discussion for Panel


Dr. Vistasp Karbhari

Topic: The mechanisms by which Ribbond effects dental composite restorations

Vistasp Karbhari, PhD is the president of the University of Texas at Arlington.

He earned his Bachelor of Engineering (in Civil Engineering, 1984) and Master of Engineering (1985) degrees from the University of Pune in India, and PhD (1991) from the University of Delaware. He is renowned for his research in composite materials and structural engineering.

He is an author or co-author of 200 refereed archival papers in different scientific journals. In his co authoring of dental research articles, he described the mechanisms by which Ribbond effects dental composite materials and the applications in which they are used.

He is an outstanding teacher who can describe complex scientific issues in such a way that even clinical dentists can understand.

Dr. Karbhari

Conference Speakers

Dr David Alleman

Dr. David S. Alleman

Topic: The scientific basis of the Alleman-Deliperi Protocols for Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. David S. Alleman has been practicing dentistry for 32 years since his graduation from the University of the Pacific in 1978. The first three were in the US Navy and the last 29 in Utah. In 1995 he started studying adhesive dentistry with Dr. Ray Bertolotti. In 1999 he started studying with Dr. John Kois.

These two mentors guided him through a 10 year/10,000 hour review of the literature on which advanced adhesive (Biomimetic) dentistry is based. Other mentors and collaborators are Dr. Gary Unterbrink, Dr. Didier Dietschi, Dr. Pascal Magne and Dr. Geoff Knight. He is currently partnering with Dr. Simone Deliperi from Sardinia, Italy to teach these techniques to practicing dentists at his educational facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry & The International Association for Dental Research. He has published articles on advanced adhesive techniques that focus on reducing stress, increasing long-term bond durability and tooth conservation.

He currently mentors over 250 dentists nationwide in his practice based research group.

“There is no Aesthetics without Function & Gingival Health” S. Deliperi, 2001
“Get Bonded, Stay Bonded” D. Alleman, 2003

Dr. Raymond L. Bertolotti

Topic: Adhesion Bridges, a proven alternative to implants.

Raymond L. Bertolotti received his D.D.S. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, after working as a Ph.D. metallurgical and ceramic engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. He is currently Clinical Professor in Biomaterials Science at the University of California currently Honorary Associate Professor at Warwick University in England.

Perhaps best known for introducing “total etch” to North America in 1984, he also introduced Caries Detector in 1984, Panavia in 1985, tin plating in 1989, self-etching primers in 1992, and Healozone in 2004. The sectional Contact Matrix system, "Microprime", "Microetcher" sandblasting and intraoral tin-plating are also his innovations.

Dr. Bertolotti has published extensively in journals such as the American Dental Association, International Journal of Prosthodontics, Journal of Dental Research and Quintessence International, as well as authoring four dental textbook chapters. He co-authored a new book, Supra-Gingival Minimally Invasive Dentistry: A Healthier Approach to Esthetic Restorations. Dr. Bertolotti is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dental Materials, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and an Accredited member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is a well known international lecturer, having presented invited lectures in over 30 countries.

Dr. Bertolotti
Dr Simone Deliperi

Dr. Simone Deliperi

Topic: An Excursus on SRDC Restorations: the 10-year clinical performance

Dr Deliperi graduated from the University of Cagliari in 1998 and completed the Esthetic Dentistry fellowship at Tufts University in 2000. He was recognized at graduation for contributions to research by receiving the AACD (American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry) Student Research Award. He has served as a visiting faculty at Tufts University since 2001; at the moment, he is an “Adjunct Assistant Professor”. Dr Deliperi has been member of the IADR (International Association of Dental Research) since 2001; he has presented research works at the IADR/AADR meetings and was repeatedly selected as an oral session co-chair. He has authored several scientific publications on biomimetic and aesthetic dentistry in peer-reviewed journals since 2002. He serves on the editorial boards of the Operative Dentistry Journal, the Journal of Esthetic & Restorative Dentistry and the PPAD.

Dr Deliperi is a national and international lecturer; he has been providing continuing education and hands-on courses on restorative and biomimetic dentistry both in Europe and the USA for the last 15 years. He is presently on faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is a Scientific Advisor for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry; he maintains a private practice and operates a teaching center in Cagliari, Sardinia- Italy.

Lecture Summary

Dr. Marc Lazare

Topic: The Biomimetic Smile Makeover (Tying everything together and then taking it to the next level)

Dr. Marc Lazare is a renowned lecturer, dental columnist, featured author in peer reviewed dental journals, teacher, consultant, inventor, and President of Cosmetic Innovations, Inc. Dr. Lazare is well regarded by his peers, recognized as an authority on Cosmetic Dentistry and known by many as ‘Dentist to the Stars’. He has recently authored a book titled: Dr. Lazare’s – The Patient’s Guide to Dentistry.

Dr. Lazare has been a member of the clinical faculty at the NYU College of Dentistry and has been on the teaching staff at North Shore University Hospital since 1998. Dr. Lazare has been a columnist for 5 different magazines, has been published in numerous magazines and peer reviewed dental journals, and lectures extensively on Smile Design and Biomimetic Dentistry. Dr. Lazare holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Lazare has earned the designation “Master” of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD). He also is a fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Academy for Dental-Facial Esthetics. Dr. Lazare maintains his dental practice in New York City on 61st off Park Avenue. Dr. Lazare is the President and Founder of the Lazare Institute for Biomimetics and Smile Design – hosting lecturers from around the world.

Additionally, Dr. Lazare has been certified as an Instructor of Biomimetic Dentistry by the Alleman-Deliperi Center for Biomimetic Dentistry, focusing on reproducing the biomechanics and esthetic properties of intact healthy teeth using the latest techniques and materials. Dr. Lazare additionally serves on the Board for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry.

Dr Marc Lazare
Dr. Matthew Nejad

Dr. Matthew Nejad

Topic: Understanding Polymerization Shrinkage Stress.

Dr. Nejad's experience and expertise is in Esthetic and biomimetic dentistry. He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, during which time he received advanced Training in Adhesive and Biomimetic Dentistry from Pascal Magne.

Immediately after graduation, he was invited to teach at USC, and currently, he teaches for the Morphology, Function, & Esthetics course directed by his mentor Pascal Magne.

His training, as well as research and dedication to esthetic and biomimetic dentistry, have made him an expert on these topics. He has been providing continued education hands-on training courses in Biomimetic Dentistry since 2012, and has presented at numerous conferences by invitation.

He has a successful private practice in Beverly Hills, CA.

Dr. J Tim Rainey & Dr. Fadi Sabbah

Topic: Improving Biomimetic Restorations by Managing the Toxic Dental Environment.

Dr. J Tim Rainey

Professional background reflecting diversification in all areas of General Dentistry. Internationally known lecturer with specific emphasis in research, development, and teaching of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Dr. Rainey is an innovator of adhesive dentistry, resulting in six patents granted to date.

In addition to lecturing worldwide, he has contributed to developing a scientific approach to operative dentistry. As a prolific author in private practice, he has authored numerous publications, focusing on minimally invasive dentistry and previously undocumented tooth structures.

Having used Ozone on every deep prep since October, 2007, has not had a single asymptomatic primary molar become non vital immediately post operative while many pedodontists are still doing "interceptive pulpotomities" on every primary first molar. He will share his pedodontic techniques that eliminate the need for local anesthetic and the risk of permanent phobias in 10% of the pediatric patients.

A descendant of the original pioneering families who fought for, tamed, and settled the Republic of Texas, Dr. Rainey maintains a private practice in Refugio, Texas.


Dr. Rainey

Dr. Fadi Sabbah

For the last 2 decades, Fadi integrated ozone in what he calls "the medical standard of dental care" based on the work of Dr Tim Rainey's MIPD and related technologies.

Fadi does R&D of ozone instruments and wanted a radical solution for dental units water treatment that is staff-free, automated, and can manage biofilm even when office is closed.

Fadi thinks that MIPD, BMD and ozone are one and they support each other.

Dr. Wendell

Dr. Wendell Robertson

Topic: The Wallpapering Technique

Wendell Robertson, DDS, graduated from the University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry in 1987 and has been practicing Biomimetic Dentistry since 2005. He is a certified master instructor of biomimetic dentistry.

Dr. Robertson coined terms 10 years ago that have since been quoted in literature such as the wallpapering technique of placing Ribbond fiber mesh as part of reconstructing teeth and the biobase which is the biomimetic foundation of the tooth restoration process.

Dr. Robertson serves on the board for the Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry.

Dr. Alireza Sadr

Topic: Do Polymerization Gap and Bond Strength Improve with Fiber-reinforced Composite?

Dr. Sadr is an acting Associate Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry and Adjunct Associate Professor of Cariology and Operative Dentistry at Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan.

He received his PhD and advanced training in restorative dentistry from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and has been actively involved in research and development of materials such as self-etching adhesives, adhesive resin cements, novel composites and tooth remineralization agents.

He is focusing on research towards adoption of advanced science and technology into the clinical practice of dentistry. In the past decade, he has published his team findings in over 150 scientific articles.

Dr. Sadr’s research projects have been funded by the government and nonprofit organizations as well as the industry in the United States and Japan.

Dr. Sadr
Dr. Jean Wu

Dr. Jean Wu

Topic: Quantitative Percussion Diagnostics: a new risk-assessment tool.

Dr. Jean Wu obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1990 and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee in 2002. She has her Masters in Prosthodontics and also a certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. She maintained a full time Prosthodontic private practice in Australia and was also a Prosthodontist at the Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne rehabilitating children with craniofacial deformities. She was a distinguished lecturer and clinical instructor at the University of Melbourne and past president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society.

After relocating to the United States in 1999, Dr. Wu was awarded membership of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Richard Doggett Dean and Margarite Taylor Dean Honorary Odontological Society for her outstanding dental achievements and was an instructor and lecturer in the Restorative Dentistry Department at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Wu is a member of the American College of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, American College of Prosthodontists, American Association of Women Dentists, American Dental Association and the California Dental Association. She was a Board member of the Orange County Dental Society in 2011 and Senior Delegate in 2012.

Currently, Dr. Wu is Partner in the Sheets, Paquette and Wu Dental Practice, practicing as a Prosthodontist, specializing in the replacement of missing tooth structures with veneers, crowns, implants and dental prostheses. Dr. Wu is also the Educational Director of the Newport Coast Oral Facial Institute, a non-profit international teaching and research center where she instructs dentists from around the world on the use of the clinical microscope in dentistry. She is actively involved with several research projects on dental implants and materials, and has published over 15 articles, co-authored several textbook chapters, and Editor of the Pacific Coast Society for Prosthodontics.

Dr. Sema Belli

Topic: From a biomimetic dentist’s point of view: Can we save root-filled teeth with an appropriate fiber augmented final restoration?

She graduated from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey with DDS, and received her PhD degree in Department of Operative Dentistry from Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey.

Dr. Belli held the positions of chair and professor in Department of Endodontics, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey for 10 years. Her current position is Professor of Department of Endodontics at the same university.

She worked at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Medical College of Georgia as visiting researcher. She has published and lectured extensively on dental materials including dental composites, adhesives, glass or polyethylene fibre reinforcement materials, conservative restoration of extensive cavities, restoration of endodontically treated teeth, post and core restorations, finite elemental analysis studies, bonding to the endodontic surfaces, cuspal deflection, and biocompatibility of dental materials.


Dr Selma Beli

Dr. Michel Haynie

Topic: Air Abrasion: The Key to Biomimetic Dentistry.

A native of California, he attended the last one room school house there, lived for two years in the South Pacific, graduated twice from Brigham Young University, once in Chemistry and once in Food Science and attended the Dental School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

He has thrilled at the advent of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, the Biomimetic movement, advanced adhesive techniques, the birth of the Academy Of Biomimetic Dentistry and its spotlight on science and research. He has spent the last decade sharing and practicing this most rewarding dentistry, and serving in the ABD. He has presented at the Utah Dental Association Convention on Air Abrasion techniques and advantages in minimally invasive dentistry.

He maintains a private practice in the suburbs of Salt Lake City, enjoys outdoor activities of many sorts in both the mountains and the deserts. He and Julie, his wife, have been married forty-two years. The have eight children and thirty-one grandchildren.

We can't wait to see you in Dallas this March!


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