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The Use of Pit and Fissure Sealants

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This paper reviews key issues of sealant use and methodology and poses recommendations to inform the discussion toward a consensus statement by participants. A comprehensive review of sealant literature, including policy recommendations from previous conferences that reviewed best practices for sealant use, was completed. Building on previous review papers and on previous policy statements by dental and public health groups, this paper discusses key questions about sealant use in light of contemporary caries data and costbenefit analyses. In addition, newest material advancements are reviewed to establish the next step in sealant improvement for young patients.
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Keywords: FISSURE SEALANTS; PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY; PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 March 2006

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  • Pediatric Dentistry is the official publication of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. It is published bi-monthly and is internationally recognized as the leading journal in the area of pediatric dentistry. The journal promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. This peer-reviewed journal features scientific articles, case reports and abstracts of current pediatric dental research.
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