Dental Sealant Failure, Caused by Improper Placement Technique

Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA

October 2021 Course - Expires October 31st, 2024

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Abstract

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.

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CREDITS: 1 SI
COST: $0.00
PROVIDER: AEGIS Publications, LLC
SOURCE: Inside Dentistry | October 2021
COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: Kulzer

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss various methods of isolation to minimize saliva contamination
  • Explore three different sealant types, their uses, and placement technique 
  • Identify what a failed sealant looks like, how it happened, and not make the same mistake

Disclosures:

Ms. Brinker has received an honorarium from AEGIS Communications for her preparation and presentation of this program.

Queries for the presenter may be directed to jromano@aegiscomm.com.