I'm not finding it effective in my case. The Monterey MacOs "optimized battery charging" is unpredictable. But Al Dente is failing too. So what's the problem? I think it might be what is becoming the norm. It's where the macBook is bristling with power input from monitors, dongles, docks and hubs that get activated separately. Clamshell mode too. And then there is sleep, and auto logout, where Al Dente terminates, and has no influence.
Evidently no algorithm is likely to handle all cases successfully. More options needlessly complicate things. Only one thing is for sure -- that I have never seen either MacOS or Al Dente reliably prevent that inescapable destructive charging to 100%.
What I want is a hard unconditional charge limiter that I can set MANUALLY say to 85%, and that I can MANUALLY set higher when I want more battery capacity. Like on my Tesla. End of story.