Pulpdent Corporation, a Boston-area dental research and manufacturing company, is working in collaboration with Virtudent, the first commercial teledentistry practice in the United States, to increase access to dental care for low-income children in New Hampshire. Pulpdent has donated 800 applications of Embrace Varnish for Virtudent's program at the Boys and Girls Clubs of NH.
According to the CDC, over 15% of children and adolescents aged 2-17 did not see a dentist in 2015. As a result, thousands of children are rushed to the emergency room every year for preventable dental problems.
Virtudent's research suggests that low-income youth lack access to dental care due to the uneven distribution of dentists in the United States and the relatively small number of dentists who accept Medicaid. The teledentistry practice, which specializes in on-site dental visits for participating companies, is bringing its innovative care model to the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Hampshire. Virtudent currently offers on-site dental care and teledentistry services to 4,200 children at 8 Boys and Girls Clubs locations throughout the Granite State.
The majority (88%) of Virtudent's on-site dental appointments at the Boys and Girls Clubs of New Hampshire include a Fluoride Varnish treatment. Pulpdent has donated 800 applications of Embrace Fluoride Varnish to Virtudent's program for the Boys and Girls Clubs of NH. Embrace Varnish releases fluoride, calcium and phosphate (the basic building blocks of teeth). These essential minerals help strengthen teeth.
About PULPDENT® Corporation
PULPDENT® Corporation is a family-owned dental research, manufacturing company and leader in bioactive dental materials. ACTIVA BioACTIVE™, developed by PULPDENT, is the first esthetic bioactive restorative material. ACTIVA behaves much like natural teeth and stimulates the formation of apatite (the building blocks of teeth), chemically bonds to teeth and helps protect against decay. For over 70 years, Pulpdent has been committed to product innovation, clinical education and patient-centered care in the fields of restoratives, oral hygiene, endodontics, temporization, periodontics, orthodontics, and general dentistry. To stay updated on bioactivity and learn about the Heroic Dentistry Series, which demonstrates ACTIVA's unprecedented capabilities, visit the Pulpdent blog.