Benefits and Risks of Dental Sealants

While concern remains regarding the presence of bisphenol-A in some sealant materials, their success in preventing caries should remain top of mind. By Molly A. Walters, RDH, BSDH, and Laura J. Sleeper, RDH, DHSc

Sealant Selection

Choosing the right sealant material depends on a variety of factors, including patient needs. By Tracye A. Moore, RDH, MS, EdD

Strategies to Improve Sealant Retention

Supporting the long-term viability of sealants is integral to their success in caries prevention. By Jodi L. Olmsted, RDH, PhD

Sealant Success

Dental sealants remain an integral part of the caries prevention armamentarium.
By Anne Uncapher, RDH, BS, MA, and Meghan McGuinness, RDH, BS, MA, EdD

Improving Oral Health With School-Based Sealant Programs

Such programs can reduce the risk of dental caries, while improving school attendance and decreasing Medicaid costs.
By Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, and Michelle Gross-Panico, RDH, DHSc

Focus on Sealants

This informative table offers important data on sealants and sealant-related products currently on the market.

The Use of Laser Fluorescence in Sealant Monitoring

While this technology shows promise, the research is mixed on its ability to detect decay beneath sealants.
By Rebecca Tranmer, RDH, MSDH

Seal Away Caries Risk

Dental sealants are a long-proven method for preventing caries, and advances in materials have simplified their application.
By Natalie Hagel, RDH, MS, and Dorothy Vannah, MEd, RDH, CDA

Supporting Kids’ Smiles

School-based sealant programs are an excellent way to reduce dental caries among the youngest and most vulnerable populations.
By Faith Y. Miller, RDH, MSEd

The ABCs of Sealants

Educating parents/caregivers about the benefits and limitations of sealants is an important part of supporting children’s oral health.
By David M. Avenetti, DDS, MSD, MPH

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