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PIT, fossa. A hole dug in the earth, which was filled with water, and in which women thieves were drowned, instead of being hung. The punishment of the pit was formerly common in Scotland.

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Songpaisan Y, Bratthall D, Phantumvanit P, Somridhivej Y Effects of glass ionomer cement, resin-based pit and fissure sealant and HF applications on occlusal caries in a developing country field trial.
The use of pit and fissure sealant in dentistry, present status and fiture development.
Objective: to estimate the prevalence of pit and fissure sealants on first permanent molars in twelve year olds living in Puerto Rico and to further evaluate dental sealant prevalence by 1) urban/rural and public/ private school status as well as 2) gender;
A Comparison of the Dental Health Knowledge, Beliefs and Practices of 160 Seventh and Eighth Grade Participants and Non-participants in a School-based Pit and Fissure Sealant Program.
Pit and fissure sealants are thin layers of clear or tooth-colored plastic film painted on children's back teeth.
Efficacy of a pit and fissure sealant on arresting dentin non-cavitated caries: a 1-year follow-up randomized and controlled clinical trial.
The effect of pit and fissure sealants on the detection of occlusal caries in vitro.
Advantages of a school-based pit and fissure sealant program include: 1) accessibility to eligible sealant applicants; 2) integration with and reinforcement of dental health education; and 3) introduction of dental health care to children in a friendly, non-threatening way.
Clinical evaluation of medium-filled flowable restorative materials as a pit and fissure sealant.
Retention of pit and fissure sealant on the primary molars of 3- and 4-year old children after 1 year.
This article focuses on the techniques used for successful pit and fissure sealant application by the dental assistant.
The preventive outcome after pit and fissure sealant application varies, depending upon the caries risk of individuals and caries prevalence of the country [Leskinen et al.