Monthly Archives: April 2019

Is your resin hydrophilic?

In 2002 Pulpdent introduced Embrace WetBond materials, the first moisture-friendly ionic dental resins.

Biochemistry only occurs in the presence of water.

The mouth is a moist environment. Saliva is the vital stream that sustains us and is rich with water and ionic components. Dentin contains approximately 15% of water and enamel approximately 4%.

Most traditional dental resins are hydrophobic, repel water and require a dry field. They are designed to be passive, do no harm, and be neutral in the mouth. This is a negative approach that does not take advantage of the benefits and potential gains achieved by using active materials that play a dynamic role in the oral environment.*

Pulpdent has devleloped EMBRACE WetBond and ACTIVA BioACTIVE, moisture-friendly materials that work favorably in the moist oral environment, take advantage of the moisture naturally present in the mouth, and exhibit bioactive potential.

EMBRACE and ACTIVA are ionic resins formulated with phosphate groups. In the presence of moisture, there is an ionic interaction that binds the resin to the minerals in the tooth, forming a strong resin-hydroxyapatite complex and a positive seal against microleakage.

EMBRACE WetBond and ACTIVA BioACTIVE are hydrophilic and contain a small quantity of water, but they are durable and insoluble, and they do not degrade or wash out.

*McCabe JF, et al. Aust Dent J 2011 56 Suppl 1_3-10.

Dr. Howard Glazer Explains Biomimicry & Bioactivity in Free CE Webinar

Dentist and popular lecturer Dr. Howard Glazer will present Biomimicry: Changing from “Reparative” Dentistry to Restorative Dentistry, a Continuing Education (CE) webinar on May 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT.

Sign Up for Dr. Glazer’s Free CE Webinar

This CE webinar is designed to acquaint the audience with biomimicry and bioactivity in dental materials, in addition to how and when they should be used in the treatment of tooth decay, as well as in other aspects of dental treatment.

Dr. Glazer’s free CE webinar Biomimicry: Changing from “Reparative” Dentistry to Restorative Dentistry, will be available for On-Demand viewing after May 15, 2019 on

About Dr. Howard Glazer
Dr. Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.

For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas, on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. For 14 years he published a column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” Presently, he publishes the column “I Have It … You Need It!” in Dental Economics. He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ.