Indications, techniques, and outcomes of pit and fissure sealants in pediatric dentistry


  • Roaa Mohammad Al Domyati Department of Pediatric Dentistry, East Jeddah Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Nawaf Abdullah Al Saif College of Dentistry, University of Hail, Hail, Saudi Arabia
  • Baidha Bakheet Al Bogami Family Dentistry, East Riyadh Dental Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Sarah Majid Al Zughaibi College of Dentistry, Vision Colleges, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmed Mohammed Alkadi Almurabba Primary Healthcare Center, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Turki Hassan Alotibi Alsharaie Primary Health Care Center, Ministry of Health, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Ahmed Abdullah Alrashidi General Dentist, Almuhaidib Dental Clinics, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdullah Hassan Alhazmi Al-Jurf Primary Health Care Center, Ministry of Health, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • Mazin Abdullah Altasan Al-Jurf Primary Health Care Center, Ministry of Health, Medina, Saudi Arabia
  • May Mohammed Alshemaisi General Dentist, North of Riyadh Dental Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Fahad Mohammed Alamri General Dentist, Taif Specialized Dental Center, Ministry of Health, Taif, Saudi Arabia



Pit and fissure sealant, Preventive dentistry, Pediatric dentistry


Pit and fissure sealants are safe and effective preventive measures for reducing the risk of tooth decay in pediatric patients. The procedure for applying sealants is a relatively quick and non-invasive process that typically involves preparation, isolation, and etchant application. They are typically used on the occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars, which have deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean. Sealants are mostly applied to the permanent molars in children, as they are the most susceptible to decay due to their deep grooves and pits sealants are non-invasive, cost-effective, easy to apply, and long-lasting. However, sealants cannot be used on teeth with existing decay, and they may need to be reapplied periodically to ensure continued protection. Sealants are not a substitute for good oral hygiene habits, regular dental check-ups, and cleanings. The necessity of the preventive dental procedure is based on the child's individual needs and the condition of their teeth.



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How to Cite

Al Domyati, R. M., Saif, N. A. A., Bogami, B. B. A., Zughaibi, S. M. A., Alkadi, A. M., Alotibi, T. H., Alrashidi, A. A., Alhazmi, A. H., Altasan, M. A., Alshemaisi, M. M., & Alamri, F. M. (2023). Indications, techniques, and outcomes of pit and fissure sealants in pediatric dentistry. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(7), 2594–2598.



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