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Quintessence International



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Quintessence Int 24 (1993), No. 2     1. Feb. 1993
Quintessence Int 24 (1993), No. 2  (01.02.1993)

Page 131-133

A 2-year clinical evaluation of two pit and fissure sealants placed with and without the use of a bonding agent
Boksman / McConnell / Carson / McCutcheon-Jones
The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether the clinical effectiveness of pit and fissure sealant was increased (as demonstrated by an increased retention rate) when a bonding agent was used prior to the placement of the sealant. Two pit and fissure sealants, Concise Light Cured White Sealant and Prisma Shield Light Cured Sealant, were placed in vivo with and without the use of the bonding agents, Scotchbond 2 and Prisma Universal Bond. After 2 years, 55% of the sample was available for recall. The retention rates for the sealants were 77% for Concise and Scotchbond 2, 84% for Concise with no bonding agent, 77% f or Prisma Shield with Universal Bond, and 77% for Prisma Shield with no bonding agent. Results of this study indicated that the use of a bonding agent prior to the application of a pit and fissure sealant does not increase the retention rate.