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.
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
Pit and fissure sealants
are thin layers of clear or tooth-colored plastic film painted on children's back teeth.
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.
Efficacy of a pit and fissure sealant
on arresting dentin non-cavitated caries: a 1-year follow-up randomized and controlled clinical trial.
Clinical evaluation of three different materials used as pit and fissure sealant
: 24-months results.
Pit and fissure sealant
application: Updating the technique.
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., 2008].