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Kara Vavrosky, RDHEP, discusses Embrace Pit & Fissure Sealant from Pulpdent.
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We all know there are a lot of choices for sealants out there, so what makes the Embrace Sealant different? Simply put, it is Pulpdent’s WetBond technology. It can be placed in the presence of moisture, and it was the first sealant designed to do so! Developed over 20 years ago, WetBond technology is an ionic resin that allows the sealant to bond to a moist tooth, so there is no need to completely dry the tooth before placing it, and no bonding agents are required. The sealant can still be placed on a dry tooth, but it integrates even better if the tooth is slightly moist because Embrace sealant material is activated by moisture.
Now, this is how Embrace is really different from others out there: When activated by moisture, it releases fluoride and phosphate. The phosphate ions actually bind to calcium on the tooth, forming a strong chemical bond between the sealant and tooth. This results in a better seal against microleakage and seamless margin. It also recharges with fluoride exposure, like when the patient uses a fluoridated toothpaste, rinse, or fluoride varnish treatment. Plus, Embrace releases more fluoride when a tooth is in a low-pH, demineralization cycle, like when the patient drinks a sugary soda.
The Embrace Sealant material integrates with the tooth structure and adheres to all the pits and fissures, so it creates an almost undetectable margin between the tooth and sealant material with no gaps. This means no chipping or staining because of its marginal integrity. Like a hand in a disposable glove, the fit is tight. In fact, an independent clinical study1 of more than 300 patients found that there was minimal resealing needed, and 99% of patients were caries-free after 4–6 years.
So, who are the patients that will specifically benefit from Embrace Sealant? I’m sure you can already think of which patients would be easier to treat when the teeth don’t need to be completely dry, like the sweet little pedo patient with a case of the wiggles and a curious tongue. It’s also great for special needs patients, patients with large tongues, and really any patient where a sealant is needed on, say tooth #31, where it’s tough to keep a dry field during placement.
As hygienists, we have limited time to get everything done, especially when placing sealants is added to the appointment. And we don’t always, if ever, have an assistant who can help. For some, seeing sealants on your schedule can give you a touch of anxiety, but Embrace makes placing sealants a lot easier and helps you be confident that even if you cannot achieve a dry field, the sealant isn’t going to fail because of it.
Pulpdent has also found that in addition to hygienists, dentists really like the Embrace Sealant as well. It is very affordable, which saves the practice money, and clinically reliable. As mentioned before, Pulpdent manufactures their products in their own facility in the United States, which ensures quality and helps overcome supply chain issues in getting the products out to dental offices. The Embrace Sealant is free of BPA and BIS-GMA, which is something a lot of patients really like.
As with all product education videos, I encourage you to try the product out for yourself and see if it’s a good fit for you. What works for one hygienist may not work for another, and at the end of the day, getting your hands on the product and trying it out for yourself is going to be far more beneficial than listening to me or anybody else tell you about the product. The next time your supply rep is in the office, ask them for a sample of the Pulpdent Embrace Sealant. You can also request a sample by click the link below.