Retention and effectiveness of fissure sealants in Kuwaiti school children.

  title={Retention and effectiveness of fissure sealants in Kuwaiti school children.},
  author={Roy Mathew Francis and Ana Karina Mascarenhas and Pramod Soparkar and Sabiha Al-Mutawaa},
  journal={Community dental health},
  volume={25 4},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the retention and effectiveness of fissure sealants in permanent first molars in a public programme. METHODS Sealant retention in permanent first molars was evaluated in 452 children aged 6-8 years in 20 primary schools under the care of the School Oral Health Programme, Kuwait-Forsyth. The sealants were placed using rubber dam or cotton roll isolation, after cleaning with pumice and rubber cup, and 15 seconds etching. Sealant retention was evaluated at one and two… CONTINUE READING


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