Glass ionomer and resin-based fissure sealants – equally effective?

@article{Niederman2010GlassIA,
  title={Glass ionomer and resin-based fissure sealants – equally effective?},
  author={Richard Niederman},
  journal={Evidence-Based Dentistry},
  year={2010},
  volume={11},
  pages={10-10}
}
  • R. Niederman
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry
Data sourcesStudies were sourced using Biomed Central, Cochrane Oral Health Reviews, the Cochrane Library, Directory of Open Access Journals, Expanded ASAP Plus, the MetaRegister of Controlled Trials (www.controlled-trials.com/), Medline (PubMed) Science-Direct, Research Findings Electronic Register, and BBO/LILACS.Study selectionClinical trials and systematic reviews relevant to the review objective published in English, German, Portuguese or Spanish were included after independent review by… 

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