2022 marks 75 years as a leading company in the global dental industry for Pulpdent. Founded in 1947 by Dr. Harold Berk, an innovator in calcium hydroxide materials for vital pulp therapy and root canal therapy, Pulpdent remains a family-owned company well known for its innovations in dental material science. Its longstanding mission remains to save teeth and help dental patients live in comfort and smile with confidence. Its first product Pulpdent Paste is still used today.

“We are grateful to all who have supported us in reaching this important milestone,” says Pulpdent President Fred Berk. “We have undertaken many long-term ventures in dental materials research, striking new ground particularly in bio-interactive materials that work with nature to benefit teeth and overall oral health. Today, these hard-won advances benefit clinicians and their patients worldwide.” 

Pulpdent Vice President Don Berk. “But even more importantly, we have held ourselves accountable to the core principles that were championed by my father, Dr. Harold Berk, who never compromised patient care. He believed deeply in dentist education and authentic, long-term patient relationships. His spirit continues to fuel our passion to develop, manufacture, and sell products that save teeth and help patients live in comfort and smile with confidence.” Traditionally, dental products were designed to have a neutral existence, play a passive role, and do no harm. The idea was that this would make them more stable and durable. Pulpdent has worked to change the paradigm, developing smart dental materials that work in concert with natural biological processes to proactively support the health of teeth and the oral environment.  

Pulpdent scientists pioneered moisture friendly dental resins and created a rubberized resin molecule for use in dental materials. These efforts fuelled new product development and opened the door to modern-day bio-interactive dental materials, which Pulpdent helped introduce to dentistry in 2013. The company’s first bio-interactive dental material, which received FDA approval to be termed “bioactive,” was ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE. ACTIVA will celebrate its 10th year in the marketplace in 2023.  

“Looking ahead, we plan to build on our patented advancements in moisture-friendly resin, rubberized resin, and bioactive chemical technologies for dental composites,” says Pulpdent Executive Manager Lewis Berk. “It is an exciting time for the company and the dental professionals we serve. Moreover, it is an honour to continue to build upon the legacy of my grandfather and his vision of better dentistry for all.”   proven legacy of investment in original dental research and new technologies, which have led to flagship products that include ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™, ACTIVA™ Presto™ / Pronto™Embrace™ WetBond™ Pit & Fissure Sealant, Lime-Lite™ Enhanced, and Tuff-Temp™ Plus. All these products are all exclusively available from Prestige – check out the full range