pit and fissure sealant


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pit and fissure sealant

pit and fis·sure seal·ant

(pit fishŭr sēlănt)
Preventive resin material applied to pit and fissure dental areas to prevent caries.
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The primary objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of pit and fissure sealants on first permanent molars in twelve year olds living in Puerto Rico during 1997 and to further evaluate dental sealant prevalence by 1) urban/rural and public/private school status, as well as, 2) gender.
Noninvasive pit and fissure sealing: microtensile bond strength to intact bovine enamel of different pit and fissure sealants in a simplified fissure model.
Houpt and Shey[34] outlined six variables that should be examined to determine the cost-effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants.
10,11) However, conventional, chemically cured glass ionomer cements tried as pit and fissure sealants generally exhibited a poor retention rate and are too viscous to penetrate deeply into narrow fissures.
25-28) The state of New Mexico utilized dental hygienists to apply pit and fissure sealants to children in areas of the state with limited or no access to private dental care.
As a method for preventing dental caries, pit and fissure sealants are effective; however, they are not being used or prescribed as frequently as they should be.
The purpose of this 18-month study was to evaluate the effect of topical fluoride on retention of light-cured and self-cured pit and fissure sealants under clinical conditions.
Jensen OE, Billings RJ, Featerstone JD: Clinical evaluation of fluorshield pit and fissure sealant.
The effect of placing a clear pit and fissure sealant on the validity and reproducibility of occlusal caries diagnosis.
Dental sealants, also referred to as pit and fissure sealants, are a fast and easy way of protecting your and your child's teeth.
Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in children and adolescents.
Microtensile bond strength to ground enamel by glass-ionomers, resin-modified glass-ionomers, and resin composites used as pit and fissure sealants.