Boger Dental Avoids Dental Products Containing BPA

Sep 14, 2010 1:57:59 PM

By using an alternative compound, we can protect our patients while maximizing quality.

In recent days, some of our patients may have seen media reports outlining new research examining the safety of some dental products, sealants and fillings.

In the new research, some chemical compounds used in select dental products are shown to break down in a way that can potentially expose patients to bisphenoal A (BPA).  While researchers do not conclude such products are necessarily unsafe, Boger Dental understands the confusion these media reports can cause for our patients, and wants to take the opportunity to help clarify the standing of our practice.

Because the health and safety of our patients is our number one priority, Boger Dental does not use dental materials that contain BPA or can break down and expose our patients to BPA.

Instead, our practice uses products which contain a compound known as Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether methacrytlate, or BisGMA.  While the two sound similar - they are not the same. Studies have shown that BisGMA is safe and stable for use in the mouth.

If you have any other questions or concerns, we welcome you to ask questions during your next visit to Boger Dental.