Pulpdent touts BPA-free sealant

Following the publication last week of a study in Pediatrics that assessed the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) in dental materials, some vendors are reaching out to the dental community to assure them that their products are safe.

Pulpdent, for example, stated in a press release that while almost all resin-based sealants contain derivatives of BPA, "there is one safe exception without BPA or BPA derivatives: Embrace WetBond Pit & Fissure Sealant" from Pulpdent.

While the authors of the Pediatrics study did not recommend a ban of these products, they recommended that precautions be taken to reduce BPA exposure during sealant application and said that the development of BPA-free dental materials should be a priority.

"This morning alone we received five calls about this issue," said Fred Berk of Pulpdent in the press release. "We've been making a BPA-free sealant for nine years. There's no reason for parents to have to choose between protecting their child's teeth and protecting their overall health."

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