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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 159-164

Comparative evaluation of retention ability of amorphous calcium phosphate containing and illuminating pit & fi ssure sealants in 6-9 year old age group

1 Department of Pedodontics, Sarjug Dental College, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pedodontics, Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Department of Pedodontics, Avadh Dental College, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
5 Department of Pedodontics, Teerthankar Mahavir Dental College, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.117966

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Aims: The primary aim of this study is to evaluate and to compare the retention of two different pit and fissure sealants on permanent mandibular 1 st molar teeth. Materials and Methods: A total of 110 children aged between 6-9 years were selected. In each child, Aegis with amorphous calcium phosphate sealant was applied on the permanent mandibular 1 st molar of the right side while Delton the illuminating sealant was applied on the permanent mandibular 1 st molar of the left side, keeping the permanent maxillary 1 st molars as control. The treated teeth were evaluated for retention of sealants at 3, 6 and 12 months interval. Statistical Analysis Used: The statistical analysis was performed using the Mann-Whitney U-test and Chi-square tests and Statistical Package for the Social Science version 15.0 statistical analysis software. Result: The results were showed that retention and loss of sealant from the occlusal surfaces of the sealed teeth in both groups was maximum between 3 and 6 months. Conclusion: Though statistically no significant difference was observed between the two groups, sealant with ACP showed better retention than the illuminating sealant.


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