Pit & Fissure Sealants: The Added Link in Preventative Dentistry

Introduction

Introduction

This course presents an evidence-based overview of dental pit and fissure sealants as a safe and effective way to prevent dental caries. The course starts with a brief look at the history of dental sealants followed by the current rationale for their use. Frequently asked questions about sealants are addressed along with the presentation of guidelines for sealant use. Information about materials currently used for sealants is presented along with general instructions for the successful placement of sealants. The use of sealants in public health programs is also addressed.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • Richie Kohli does not have any conflict of interest associated with this course.
  • Mary Ann Haisch has done consulting work for P&G.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

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