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Focus on Sealants


The evidence is clear: the use of dental sealants on the occlusal surfaces of primary and permanent molars in children and adults is critical to caries prevention.1,2 There are myriad sealant materials and related products available, giving oral health professionals a vast selection of reputable and innovative products to choose from, while also keeping in mind their patients' unique needs and preferences. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene presents our annual Focus on Sealants, which details these important caries prevention products. This compilation of etching materials, primers/bonding agents, sealants, curing lights, articulating paper, and finishers and polishers presents a comprehensive caries prevention and management guide for your ongoing reference.


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  1. Azarpazhooh A, Main PA. Pit and fissure sealants in the prevention of dental caries in children and adolescents: asystematic review. J Can Dent Assoc. 2008;74:171–177. 
  2. Chi DL, van der Goes DN, Ney JP. Cost-effectiveness of pit-and-fissure sealants on primary molars in Medicaid-enrolled children. Am J Public Health. 2014;104:555–561.  


Note: Sealant product manufacturers in the United States were invited to submit information for this table. This list includes those companies that responded to our request. There may be inadvertent company and product omissions. Content is edited for clarity and length.  


From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. February 2017;15(2):32-36. 

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