Sunday, April 11, 2010

STUDY CONCLUDES PULPDENT SEALANT HAS LONGER LASTING ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY

STUDY CONCLUDES PULPDENT SEALANT HAS LONGER LASTING ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY



WATERTOWN, MA:  April 8, 2010— A recent study published in the Journal of Dentistry concluded that Pulpdent Corporation’s Embrace™ Pit and Fissure Sealant had the longest lasting antibacterial activity of those studied.

The study, titled “Antibacterial surface properties of fluoride-containing resin-based sealants” was conducted at

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.



The aim of the study was to determine the antibacterial properties of three resin-based pit and fissure sealant products. The sealants were tested in both an agar diffusion assay and a planktonic growth inhibition assay using Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus. Embrace retained antibacterial activity against both bacteria over time. While all the materials tested were capable of contact inhibition of L. acidophilus and S. mutans growth, the authors concluded that Embrace had the longer lasting antibacterial activity when in solution, especially against S. mutans.



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

                          

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