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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 380-382

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


1 Department of Pediatric dentistry, Dental school of Islamic Azad University of medical science, Tehran, Iran
2 Dentist, Dental school of Shahid Beheshti University of medical science, Tehran, Iran
3 Department of Pediatric dentistry, Dental school of Shahid Beheshti University of medical science, Tehran, Iran

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Rezvani Yasaman
Assistant professor Department of Pediatric dentistry, Dental school of Shahid Beheshti University of medical science, Tehran
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.107418

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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.


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