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Contemp Clin Dent. 2012 Oct;3(4):380-2. doi: 10.4103/0976-237X.107418.

Evaluation of the effect of enamel preparation on retention rate of fissure sealant.

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Department of Pediatric dentistry, Dental school of Islamic Azad University of medical science, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Prevention from caries is a principle in dentistry and fissure sealant therapy is being used as a preventive method success of sealants is directly depending on their retention.

AIM:

The Aim of the present study is to evaluate effects of enamel preparation on sealant retention.

SETTINGS AND DESIGN:

Clinical trial.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

About 57 children aged 6-8 year old took part in this study. 200 first molar teeth of these children has been randomly separated into two groups: A case group (Mechanically preparation of enamel) and a control group (conventional method, without preparation). After applying fissure sealants children were followed up 6 months later.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED:

Mann- U- Whitney Test was used.

RESULTS:

Complete retention after 6 month follow up was 86.7% in case group and 82.8% in control group. No significant difference was seen between the groups after 6 month follow up. (P = 0.508).

CONCLUSION:

Although statistical evaluation didn't show significant difference, but sealant retention was more after preparation technique.

KEYWORDS:

Fissure sealant; mechanical preparation; retention

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