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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-76

A Clinical Comparison Of Visible Light Activated, Unfilled, Fluoride And Non-Fluoride Containing And Filled Fluoride Containing Pit And Fissure Sealants

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N. D Shashikiran

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The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical efficacy of visible light activated, unfilled, fluoride and non fluoride containing and filled fluoride containing pit and fissure sealants. Sixty mandibular permanent first molars were selected and they were divided into 3 groups comprising 20 teeth each. In Group I visible light activated fluoride containing filled pit and fissure sealant, in Group II visible light activated fluoride containing unfilled pit and fissure sealant in Group III, visible light activated non fluoride containing unfilled pit and fissure sealants were used. All these teeth were evaluated at 3, 6 and 9 months for their retention, marginal adaptation and for dental caries when each parameter was considered separately, there was no difference in the success rate between the groups. However intergroup variation for Group III showed significant values (P<0.05) between baseline to 6 months interval for retention. For marginal adaptation, it showed significant difference for Group II between baseline to 3 months interval (P<0.05) and from baseline to 6 months interval for Group III (P<0.05). All the sealants showed protection against caries at the end of 10 months except for Group III.

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