Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2017. 14(2):92-99.

One-Year Clinical Success of Embrace Hydrophilic and Helioseal-F Hydrophobic Sealants in Permanent First Molars: A Clinical Trial
Nahid Askarizadeh, Haleh Heshmat, Nazanin Zangeneh


Objectives: This study sought to compare the one-year clinical success of a hydrophilic and a hydrophobic fissure sealant in permanent first molars.

Materials and Methods: This split-mouth clinical trial was conducted on 23 six to nine year olds who had four fully erupted sound first molars. Helioseal-F and Embrace sealants were randomly applied on the first molars, and follow-ups were scheduled at three, six and 12 months to examine the teeth according to USPHS criteria (retention, marginal adaptation, color match, surface smoothness and caries recurrence). The Wilcoxon signed rank test, the Friedman test and the Mann Whitney test were applied for statistical analyses (P<0.05).

Results: No significant differences were noted between Embrace and Helioseal-F in retention, smoothness of surface, marginal adaptation, color match or caries at three, six or 12 months (all P>0.05). In addition, the retention of sealants between the maxilla and mandible was not significantly different (P>0.05). Friedman test revealed no significant difference in any of the five parameters at different time points in any sealant group (P>0.05).

Conclusions: Embrace hydrophilic and Helioseal-F hydrophobic sealants have the same one-year clinical success rate.

Key words: Pit and Fissure Sealants; Embrace WetBond; Helioseal; Dentition, Permanent


Pit and Fissure Sealants; Embrace WetBond; Helioseal; Dentition, Permanent

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