The ability of a pit and fissure sealant to prevent dental caries is highly dependent on its ability to remain on the tooth surface. The use of acid-etch or adhesive systems before applying dental sealants can increase retention but, if not placed correctly, can lead to sealant failure. Most of the time, when decay is identified, it is too late. As a result, preventive treatment has turned into restorative treatment.
- Understand various methods of isolation to minimize saliva contamination.
- How to utilize various types of equipment to remove bacteria and debris before sealant placement.
- Gain knowledge of three different sealant types, their uses, and placement technique.
- Understand what a failed sealant looks like, how it happened, and not make the same mistake.