Pulpdent is donating 600 applications of its Embrace Fluoride Varnish and 2,500 applications of its Embrace Pit & Fissure Sealant to the UCLA School of Dentistry’s Infant Oral Care Program (IOCP) in 2018 to help prevent early childhood caries.
The prevalence of early childhood caries has significantly increased in children between the ages of 2 and 5, according to UCLA and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, disproportionally affecting lower socioeconomic and minority groups.
The IOCP offers free education, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for underserved infants and children and UCLA’s local Federally Qualified Health Centers. It also trains UCLA pediatric dental residents, dental students, pediatric medical residents, and advanced nurse practitioner students in culturally sensitive preventive oral healthcare.
Also, Pulpdent reports, Embrace Pit & Fissure Sealant is the first sealant that bonds to the moist tooth. It doesn’t contain any BPA, Bis-GMA, or BPA derivatives either. And, the company says, it shows remarkable sealing ability and adaptation to tooth structure.