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Fissure sealing - When and where course for Dental Practitioners

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
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eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery, elfh, NHS

This session will introduce fissure sealants. It will discuss the evidence for, application of, and the role of fissure sealants.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • outline the evidence base for sealants
  • list available materials
  • describe the technique of sealant placement
  • describe patient and tooth selection for sealant application
  • outline the cost effectiveness of fissure sealants
  • describe the effect of sealing over caries

This definition of sealants is perhaps limited as it does not encompass therapeutic sealant usage, either as part of a restoration or placed to arrest caries. It also implies that their use is restricted to permanent molars, which is not the case.

Instructors / Speakers
Chris Deery,
Professor /Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Chris graduated from Edinburgh University in 1984. Following periods in general dental practice in England and the Community Dental Service in Grampian, he undertook an MSc in Child Dental Health at the University of Bristol. Following this he moved to the University of Dundee where he worked at the Scottish Executive’s Dental Health Services Research Unit and the Children’s Dentistry Department gaining a PhD in 1997. He became a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry at Edinburgh Dental Institute in 2001 and took up a Chair in Paediatric Dentistry at University of Sheffield in October 2006. His research interests are preventive dentistry particularly sealants, cariology, and evidence based dentistry and child focused research. He has published and presented widely in these areas, including being the author of 3 textbooks.

Fissure sealing - When and where course for Dental Practitioners
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Dental, -- DENTAL --
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