Premier® Dental Products Co, Plymouth Meeting, Pa, recently introduced BioCoat™, a bioactive resin pit and fissure sealant with patented SmartCap™ Technology.
According to the company, BioCoat is a heavily filled resin sealant designed to offer compressive and shear bond strengths, and features low polymerization shrinkage to protect against marginal gaps. BioCoat is thixotropic and is easily light cured, according to the company.
SmartCap Technology, developed in partnership with Creighton University, incorporates semi-permeable resin microcapsules. In BioCoat, the rechargeable SmartCap microcapsules reportedly are filled with ionic solution of fluoride, calcium, and phosphate, which diffuse in and out of the sealant. The ions supersaturate the oral environment around the enamel, which provides defense against demineralization during acid attacks. According to the company, the extended release of remineralization ions provides long-term protection while strengthening enamel and sealing margins against micro leakage.
The company is currently a 1+1 introductory offer. Each BioCoat standard package contains an additional 1.2 ml syringe at no charge so that users can evaluate BioCoat.