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Elimination of Dental Disease (EDD) Collaborative, DentaQuest Institute, 2017

With its focus on risk-based care, the DentaQuest Oral Health Center is demonstrating that it is possible to bring patients to a disease-free state within a 12-month period of time through a combination of treatment, preventive education and ongoing...
 


Dental Sealant Utilization among Rural and Urban Children, DentaQuest Foundation, 2013

We examined the proportion of rural children who have received dental sealants, thin plastic materials applied to the surface of the teeth to prevent or delay the development of dental decay. Our principal source of information was the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) of the Census Bureau (2001-2004 panel, the most recent SIPP version available when the project was initiated), which asked parents about children’s teeth. To confirm findings based on...
 


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Seal America: The Prevention Intervention, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 2016

Dental sealants are effective in preventing pit and fissure tooth decay and are underused, particularly among children and adolescents from families with low incomes who lack access to care. School-based dental sealant programs offer an effective approach for…
 


Dental sealants: Proven to Prevent Tooth Decay, Children’s Dental Health Project, May 3, 2014

Dental sealants are protective coatings that are applied to children’s most cavity-prone teeth and have been shown to reduce tooth decay by up to 60 percent. And the average cost of applying a sealant is less than one-third the cost of filling a cavity. Yet providing sealants to children who are most at risk of...
 


School-Based Dental Sealant Programs: Recommendations, Children’s Dental Health Project, April, 2017

Although tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for children and teens, many kids are not receiving dental sealants — a proven form of prevention. Last fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged states to “help millions more children prevent...
 



Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oct. 18, 2016

Dental sealants are thin coatings that when painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) can prevent cavities for many years. School-age children (ages 6-11) without sealants have almost 3 times more 1st molar cavities than those...
 


Dental Sealant FAQs, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Aug., 2017

Dental sealants are thin coatings that when painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) can prevent cavities (tooth decay) for many years. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from cavities by covering them with a protective shield that blocks out germs and food. Once applied, sealants protect against 80% of cavities for...
 


Defending Your Children’s Teeth (and Dentists): The Value of Sealants, The New York Times, Sept. 19, 2016

By Austin Frakt

Your dentist has probably offered dental sealants for your child. Mine has. Without knowing whether they work, I’ve always accepted them. Turns out, this was a good move.

Introduced in the 1960s, dental sealants are plastic coatings applied to the surfaces of teeth. They fill in and seal pits and grooves of teeth, making them more resistant to bacteria that can cause cavities. Because molars are more cavity-prone, sealants are...