Procedures for Pit and Fissure Sealant Placement
Procedures for pit and fissure sealant placement may vary based on type of sealant and manufacturer. Referring to the manufacturer’s instructions is recommended before proceeding. Below are basic procedures indicated for resin-based sealants. Exceptions for chemical cured and/or glass ionomer sealant placement are noted.
Tray Set Up
Prior to the start of the procedure, a tray with all necessary instruments, supplies, and equipment should be prepared. The items listed below are included in the sample tray set-up (Figure 6). Each operator needs to determine what should be included on the tray based on personal preferences and the sealant material being used.
Figure 6. Tray set-up.
Explorer (No. 5)
Isolation Device such as cotton rolls or other substitutes
Slow Speed Handpiece