Placing pit and fissure sealants (PFS) is an effective preventive measure due to the high proportional prevalence of occlusal caries, however it is often under-utilised by the profession [Manton and Messer, 1995; Simonsen, 2002].
The aims of this study were to compare, in vitro, the effect of the placement of opaque (OPS) and clear fluorescing (CFS) pit and fissure sealants (FS) on the detection of dental caries.
Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents.
The Economics of pit and fissure sealants in preventive dentistry: A Review.
After successfully completing seminars on pit and fissure sealants
and fabrication of provisional crowns, the certified dental assistant may, under the direct supervision of the dentist, perform these duties as well.
Sealants revised: an update on the effectiveness of pit and fissure sealants
Feigal RJ, Donly KJ:, The Use of Pit and Fissure Sealants
Key words: microleakage, pit and fissure sealants
, bevel, permanent teeth, buccal surface
Therefore, FS monitoring is recommended by the ADA [American Dental Association, Council on Dental Materials, Instruments and Equipment Pit and Fissure Sealants
, 1987] every 6 months, and reapplication, if needed, should be performed.