According to a study conducted by researchers at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Embrace™ WetBond™ Pit and Fissure Sealant, manufactured by Pulpdent Corp, inhibits bacteria.

The study, “Comparison of Antibacterial Properties of Sealants and Amalgam,” compared the antibacterial properties of amalgam and three pit and fissure sealants, using Streptococcus mutans bacteria with chlorhexidine as the control.

In the study, the researchers placed samples of amalgam, chlorhexidine, Embrace Wetbond, and several other commercially available sealants in Petri dishes that had been streaked with S. mutans.  After allowing time for the bacteria to proliferate, they measured the zones of bacterial growth inhibition around each sample. The results showed that Embrace Wetbond had the highest mean zone of inhibition against S. mutans (except for the control group), and had significant antibacterial properties in comparison to the other samples.

Pulpdent Embrace Wetbond is formulated from a dental resin that bonds to the moist tooth. It provides marginal seal and eliminates microleakage. It is available from dental dealers in a variety of packaging configurations, including unit doses. 

For more information, visit www.pulpdent.com.  

[Pulpdent Corp, July 7, 2008]