Sealants have been endorsed by the ADA and the U.S. Public Health Service as being effective in preventing pit and fissure caries. Pit and fissure caries accounts for over 80% of active caries in children. However, these surfaces make up only 15% of the total tooth surfaces. Sealants must not be overlooked as another form of preventive dentistry, along with plaque biofilm control, post-eruptive and pre-eruptive fluoride therapy, and dietary restrictions.
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