Clinical Evaluation of an Adhesive Sealant for Controlling Dental Caries in Naval Personnel: One-Year Results
Medical research progress rept. no. 1
NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT
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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.
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