* Sealant retention
varies depending on product type and dry field/ proper technique.
Validity of sealant retention
as surrogate for caries prevention--a systematic review.
However, successful placement of resin sealants is technique sensitive and most often requires four-handed application in order to maximize sealant retention
Surface conditioning and the organic structure of the sealant may be factors that influence sealant retention
Numerous studies have been conducted on sealant retention
Four-handed dental procedures using strict isolation including dental dams, coupled with strict adherence to manufacturer's recommendations during sealant placement were used, which may have significantly impacted sealant retention
. (37) Dental hygienists new to working for the program completed training and calibration prior to actively participating in providing clinical care.
(6) Although some authors have suggested that application of adhesive systems can improve marginal adaptation and retention of fissure sealants, (7) others have argued that this procedure offers no benefits to sealant retention
or marginal integrity.
Improved sealant retention
with bonding agents: a clinical study of two-bottle and single-bottle systems.
and dental caries status of all teeth were evaluated at 1 month, 6 months, 1 year and 2 years after sealant application under normal clinical conditions with a dental operating light, mouth mirror, and sharp dental explorer.
and caries development after resealing on first permanent molars of low, moderate and high caries risk children.
Six months after the sealants were placed, 85% of the children were available to be examined for sealant retention
. Much like the New Mexico study, the majority of the children (98%) had retained the sealants.