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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 14  |  Page : 70-73

Assessment of survival of Glass lonomer Sealants among Government school children in Bangalore City­ A field study for 18 months.

1 Dept. of Community Dentistry Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences EPIP Area, Whitefield Bangalore-66, India
2 Dept. of Community Dentistry, Government Dental College & Research Center Bangalore - 2, India

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The change in caries prevalence in the developing countries makes it an important task to find effective measures to prevent the disease. Pit and fissure sealants have demonstrated to protect the surfaces of the teeth that are least benefited by fluoride. This study was undertaken to assess the survival of glass ionomer sealants in the field among 12 - 13 year old Government school children in Bangalore City. A total of 169 children received glass ionomer sealants. According to Actuarial Life Table Analysis, the survival ates of sealants at the end of 6, 12, and 18 months were 90.2%, 72.7% and 59.5% respectively. Caries was detected in 17.8% of sealed surfaces at 18 months. This study showed that despite the high and early loss of sealants, the caries incidence was very low.

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