Prof. Dr. Jean-Pierre Attal studied dental medicine at Paris Descartes University. After completing his master and his PhD on the adhesion mechanisms on dental substrates with his mentor Prof. Michel Degrange, he worked on glass ionomer cements and orthodontic adhesives.
In recent years he has developed very precise protocols for the erosion/infiltration technique and cantilever bridges. Recently, he set up new prognostic and treatment procedures in the context of dental whitening.
He chairs the French Society of Dental Biomaterials (SFBD) and he is currently the director of a research unit (URB2i – EA 4462) focusing on the 3D printing of biomimetic restorations using a gradient of mechanical properties and the biocompatibility of dental biomaterials.
Dr. Attal is senior lecturer for Dental Biomaterials at Paris Descartes University and editor-in-chief of the magazine BioMatériaux Dentaires Cliniques (BMC).