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Pulpdent Special Olympics

July 21, 2010
Company participates in Special Olympics International's Special Smiles initiative.
WATERTOWN, Massachusetts--Pulpdent has participated in Special Olympics International's Special Smiles initiative. More than 35 athletes received up to 300 sealants at a Georgia Special Olympics event as a result of Pulpdent's donation of EMBRACET WetBond Pit and Fissure Sealant, ETCH-RITE Etch Gel, and FLECTA Disposable Mirrors. Since 1996, the Special Smiles initiative has been providing Special Olympics athletes with free oral health screenings, services, and information at local, regional, state, and national games. Special Olympics/Special Smiles raises awareness of the dental needs of the developmentally disabled population and the difficulties many face in finding care. "Pulpdent is delighted to be a part of Special Olympics/Special Smiles," said Fred Berk of Pulpdent. "Embrace is the ideal sealant for this kind of setting, as it does not require a dry field. It can be applied quickly and is both hygienist and patient friendly." Also participating in the project were the Georgia Public Health Department and Help A Child Smile, 3M ESPE, Coca Cola Company, Delta Dental, Benco Dental, and Colgate. Pulpdent Corporation's Embrace Pit and Fissure Sealant is a resin-based sealant that bonds to the moist tooth. A study published in the Journal of Dentistry concluded that Embrace had the longest lasting antibacterial activity of those studied. Among the leading pit and fissure sealants, Embrace contains no Bis-GMA. For more information, call (800) 343-4342 or visit To read more about Pulpdent, go to Pulpdent.To comment on this topic, go to