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Bioactive Restoratives for the Clinician and Patient -“Giving the Tooth What It Wants” – Clinical Implications & Treatment for Dentists & Hygienists-[AGD Code #017]”




“The Dynamic Approach to Restorative Dentistry”

The first bioactive RESTORATIVE that releases & recharges calcium, phosphate & fluoride.

BioACTIVITY:            What it is?             What it does?                How it’s different?


This seminar is Sponsored by the Pulpdent Corporation

 What is Bioactivity?

“A bioactive material is one that forms a surface layer of an apatite-like material in the presence of saliva

  • Bioactive Materials stimulate the natural remineralization process that helps protect teeth against caries.
  • Bioactive Materials are moisture friendly, transport water, and release and recharge essential minerals such as calcium, phosphate, and fluoride.
  • Bioactive Materials are dynamic, not passive, and in the presence of saliva they elicit a biological response that forms a layer of apatite and a natural bond between the material and the tooth.

Learning Objectives:

  • How does the science and research community define bioactivity
  • How do bioactive materials differ from traditional materials
  • Understand how bioactive materials benefit your practice and patient outcomes
  • Learn about the life expectancy of current dental restorative materials
  • Discuss the need for new ideas and concepts in dental materials
  • Describe the physical characteristics and protocols for use of ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™
  • Review clinical cases that demonstrate the wide range of applications for this material
  • Discuss ways in which ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™ advances the category of adhesive dental repair material

Course Description:

This program will focus on the use of ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™, bioactive ionic resin-based composite.

The cases highlight the diversity of uses for the material, as well as its durability and reliability for use in pediatric or teenaged patients.

This presentation demonstrates the features of bioactive restoratives in a series of clinical cases highlighting the range of applications and benefits.

For more than 100 years most dental materials have been formulated to be passive or neutral in the oral environment. Unfortunately, all prospects of being dynamic in the oral environment were missed. Most current restorative materials do not contain the ions the tooth needs to find equilibrium or resins capable of significant ionic diffusion. Recent developments in bioactive resin chemistries and apatite forming mineralized products have created a new way to restore what the tooth has lost, both ionically and biomimetically. These new materials can provide the ions and minerals needed to stimulate apatite formation and enhance the restorative process and patient outcomes.


Bioactive materials that behave favorably in the moist oral environment, neutralize conditions that cause dental caries, provide prevention benefits, and maximize the potential for remineralization will become the accepted standard of dental care.

ACTIVA BioACTIVE products are the first dental resins with a bioactive ionic resin matrix, shock-absorbing rubberized resin component, and reactive ionomer glass fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. These bioactive materials actively participate in the cycles of ionic exchange that regulate the natural chemistry of our teeth and saliva and contribute to the maintenance of tooth structure and oral health.

ACTIVA has the strength, esthetics and physical properties of composites and is more bioactive than glass ionomers,1 combining the best attributes of both materials without compromising either one. ACTIVA chemically bonds and seals teeth against microleakage,2,3 and its continuous release and recharge of significant amounts of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions provide patients with long-term benefits.

ACTIVA BioACTIVE products are tougher and more fracture resistant than composites. Toughness of ACTIVA, measured by deflection at break, is 2-3 times greater than composites and 5-10 times greater than GIs and RMGIs.


  • Restorative materials are constantly under biological assault due to acid attack and the effects of demineralization on tooth structure.
  • Bioactive restoratives participate in an ionic exchange of calcium, phosphate, and fluoride that helps neutralize acid attack and supports natural remineralization.
  • These materials address many of the challenges typically associated with the treatment of pediatric and geriatric patients.
  • Clinical outcomes can vary from patient to patient due to the individual’s oral environment (pH), quality and quantity of saliva, acidic challenge to the tooth-restorative interface (margin), and the patient’s ability to keep these surfaces plaque free (level of home care).
  • Bioactive restorations address these challenges by participating in an ionic exchange of calcium, phosphate, and fluoride that helps neutralize acid attack and supports the natural remineralization process.

Credits:       3 CEU’s

Instructor: Janice Miekoski is a professional in the dental industry.  She has over 25 years’ experience working with restorative and preventive materials, and understands the needs of Dentists, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants.  Janice has provided programs at dental schools, offices and study clubs. Janice is currently a Regional Manager with Pulpdent Corporation.

Additional information


Friday, June 28, 2019 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm / Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ, Wednesday, October, 2, 2019 / Time: 12:30pm to 3:30pm/ Location: DSI: Fairfield, NJ