Pit-and-Fissure Sealants Clinical Practice Guideline (2016)

A panel of experts convened by the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, offers recommendations for when and how the placement of sealants is most likely to be effective in preventing carious lesions on the occlusal surfaces of primary and permanent teeth in children and adolescents.

The target audience for this guideline includes general and pediatric dental practitioners and their support teams, public health dentists, dental hygienists, pediatricians, primary-care physicians, and community dental health coordinators; policy makers may also benefit from this guideline to inform clinical decision making, programmatic decisions, and public health policy.