pit and fissure sealant


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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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One of the widely used methods for protecting occlusal surfaces is the application of pit and fissure sealants; FS effectiveness is directly related to its retention and is dependent on application procedures [Simonsen, 1991; Ripa, 1993].
Dental coverage under the Puerto Rico health reform program includes pit and fissure sealants; both permanent and primary molars are eligible for sealants among children up to eight years of age, and secondary permanent molars are eligible for sealants in children up to the age of 14 (12).
Recently, Simonsen[17] reported 56.7% complete retention 10 years after one single application of pit and fissure sealants.
Noninvasive pit and fissure sealing: microtensile bond strength to intact bovine enamel of different pit and fissure sealants in a simplified fissure model.
Currently there are 24 states that allow application of pit and fissure sealants by dental assistants.
EAPD guidelines for the use of pit and fissure sealants. Eur J Paediatr Dent 2004;Sep5(3):179-184.
Clinical evaluation of a medium-filled flowable restorative material as a pit and fissure sealant. Operative Dent 2002; 27:325-329.
Compomer as a pit and fissure sealant: effectiveness and retention after 24 months.