fissure sealant


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fis·sure seal·ant

a dental material usually made from interaction between bisphenol A and glycidyl methacrylate; such sealants are used to seal nonfused, noncarious pits and fissures on surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): dental sealant

fis·sure seal·ant

(fishŭr sēlănt)
Dental material used to seal nonfused, noncarious pits and fissures on surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): dental sealant.
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Dental health professionals can provide a fissure sealant programme to older children who may need it as well as advice on how to look after their teeth to prevent problems later on.
BeautiSealant from Shofu is a tooth-colored, fluoride-recharging, pit and fissure sealant with a self-etching primer that speeds treatment time by eliminating the need for phosphoric acid etching, the company describes.
The programme is focused on using the most effective methods of protecting children's teeth, and this includes a fissure sealant programme.
Band 1 - pounds 17, covering check-up, diagnosis, X-rays, advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish, if needed, and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant.
The way to deliver better child dental health is, among other strategies, to restore the SchoolDental Service, provide free toothbrushes and toothpaste to children of poorer families, improve education about dental hygiene, especially regarding consumption of sugary foods and fizzy drinks, enhance the fissure sealant programme (which reduced tooth decay by 36% in Liverpool in the 1990s) and tackle dental and other diseases of poverty.
Fissure sealant uses a liquid plastic, which seals decay in non-cavitated teeth.
DentalPosts's CE management tool assists in personal record keeping by allowing hygienists and other dental professionals to upload photographs of course completion certificates and add proof of completion for courses such as CPR, Radiology and Fissure Sealant.
The tooth was restored with an indirect pulp cap, resin modified glass ionomer base and composite resin, and a fissure sealant was placed in the distal pit (Figure 1e).
It has two elements - a preventative programme for nursery and primary school children, which sees children aged three to five taught to brush their teeth and children aged six to 11 receiving a fissure sealant programme and advice about how to look after their oral health.
Cash from the Welsh Assembly means the North Wales Community Dental Service can carry out a three-year fissure sealant programme for six to eighty ear -olds in thearea.