Accession Number : ADA007420


Title :   Clinical Evaluation of an Adhesive Sealant for Controlling Dental Caries in Naval Personnel: One-Year Results


Descriptive Note : Medical research progress rept. no. 1


Corporate Author : NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT


Personal Author(s) : Eden, George T ; Mazzarella, Maurice A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a007420.pdf


Report Date : 20 Aug 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : A polymeric pit and fissure sealant reported effective in preventing occlusal dental decay in children was evaluated in 111 young men who were candidates for entrance into the Naval Submarine School. The sealant application had not shown any measurable treatment effect in the study population at the end of the first year of this two-year study. The very low occlusal attack rate for untreated control teeth (1.6% for one year) strongly suggests that sealant application, regardless of treatment effect, would not be a cost effective measure in active duty Navy personnel.


Descriptors :   *DENTAL CARIES , *DENTAL EQUIPMENT , *SEALING COMPOUNDS , CONTROL , HUMANS


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE