Pulpdent Corp. has announced it is continuing its support for children's oral health by donating sealants and other materials to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation, an organization that works to provide dental care to economically disadvantaged children. The donation provides enough materials to seal 12,000 teeth.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary in 2007, Pulpdent donated 60,000 sealants to public health organizations servicing underserved and underprivileged populations. Pulpdent increased its participation in these programs in 2008 and will continue its strong support of public health initiatives in 2009.
The donation to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation includes Embrace WetBond Pit and Fissure Sealant, Etch-Rite Dental Etching Gel, Flecta disposable mouth mirrors, informational handouts for parents, posters, and "Embracelets," which are colorful bracelets for children to wear that are printed with the message "embrace oral health."
Pit and fissure sealants have been proven to be effective in preventing pediatric oral disease, which is the most common chronic disease among children. The effects of tooth decay are profound and can lead to pain, infection, problems associated with learning, speech and eating, problems at school or work, negative self-image, and poor nutrition.
Embrace is the only sealant that bonds to the moist tooth. A five-year clinical study shows unsurpassed results for retention and caries prevention.
Embrace contains no Bis-GMA, and therefore there is no possibility of bisphenol A (BPA). Among the leading pit and fissure sealants, only Embrace can make this claim. Media reports about the possible harmful effects of bisphenol A have created public concern with regard to the presence of Bis-GMA and bishpenol A in many pit and fissure sealants.
The National Children's Oral Health Foundation was established with the sole purpose of eliminating pediatric dental disease. The organization is dedicated to raising awareness of this debilitating disease — and eliminating it from future generations — by facilitating much-needed comprehensive pediatric oral health services.
By drawing on vast national resources and distributing them to not-for-profit local community-based dental centers, stand-alone clinics, universities, and mobile programs throughout America, millions of at-risk children receive quality comprehensive oral health services. Pediatric dental disease can be controlled and eradicated with treatment, preventive services, and educational programs.
Pulpdent manufactures high-quality products for the dental profession, including adhesives, composites, sealants, cements, etching gels, calcium hydroxide products, endodontic specialties and bonding accessories. For more information call 800-343-4342 or visit www.pulpdent.com.