Pit and fissure sealants

September 2002
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Sep2002, Vol. 133 Issue 9, p1274
Academic Journal
Features products for dental care. Details on product names and manufacturers; Effectiveness of sealants in different population; Discussion on indications and precautions on the use of sealants.


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