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Sealant Placement: A Comparison Technique

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Thursday, June 9, 2011


Swati Chitre, BDS, MSD, DDS

Course Overview

Different pretreatment methods have been investigated with the intention of enhancing the effectiveness of etching the enamel surface and improving sealant retention, and the tight micromechanical adhesion to the enamel surface essential for its success. However, to date there has not been a gold standard for cleaning pits and fissures prior to the application of etchant and sealant.  A report from the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs stated: “there is limited evidence and inconclusive evidence in favor of using air abrasion as a cleaning method before acid etching to improve sealant retention.  This course will give insight on current methods of sealant placement.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Better understand current sealant recommendations.
  • Gain knowledge of different fissure pretreatment methods.
  • Place sealants using different fissure pretreatment methods.


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI
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Dentist - $125; Allied - $75 (includes a light supper and refreshments)

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

3 hours (Lecture)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00pm on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00pm the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

A full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of this hands-on course, no refund will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same day cancellations or no-shows.

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