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Resin composite sealant vs. polyacid-modified resin composite applied to post eruptive mature and immature molars: two year clinical study

  • Nes˛e Yakut1
  • Hayriye Sönmez2,*,

1Department of Pedodontics, Public Dental Health Clinic of Ankara Hospital, Ankara,Turkey

2Department of Pedodontics, School of Dentistry, Ankara University, Ankara,Turkey

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.30.3.m4285p8388511374 Vol.30,Issue 3,May 2006 pp.215-218

Published: 01 May 2006

*Corresponding Author(s): Hayriye Sönmez E-mail:


The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of the post eruptive enamel maturation on the dura-bility of polyacid-modified resin composite (PMRC; Dyract Seal) and resin composite (Fissurit F) sealant and understanding the effect of posteruptive enamel maturation on the sealant retention. To determine the possible effect of the enamel maturation to the sealant retention, the success of the sealants applied to the newly erupted mandibular first molars of the 6 to 7 years old children, who were in the fourth or fifth eruption stage according to Dennison’s classification were compared with the sealants applied to first mandibular molars which were in the mouth at least for two years of the 9 years old children. The molars of the younger children were accepted as immature and the elders were posteruptively mature The sealant retention was evaluated for two years. At the end of two years the retention rates of Dyract Seal were significantly lower. Maturation has no effect on the sealant reten-tion. Dyract Seal application after NRC conditioning is not recommended.

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Nes˛e Yakut,Hayriye Sönmez. Resin composite sealant vs. polyacid-modified resin composite applied to post eruptive mature and immature molars: two year clinical study. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2006. 30(3);215-218.


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