sealant retention

seal·ant re·ten·tion

(sēlănt rĕ-tenshŭn)
The ability of a dental sealant material to be retained in or on a tooth surface.
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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. (6)
Surface conditioning and the organic structure of the sealant may be factors that influence sealant retention.
Numerous studies have been conducted on sealant retention rates.
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.
Sealant retention 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.
Sealant retention 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.