Table 1

To identify the current best evidence on pit and fissure sealants we queried MEDLINE using the following search strategy
Step Search Found
1 (dental sealants) OR (tooth sealants) OR (fissure sealants) OR (pit and fissure sealants) 3058
2 (meta-analysis) OR (systematic review) 1,732,591
3 1 AND 2 348
4 2008[PDat]:2012[PDat] 3,756,585
5 3 AND 4 68
Relevant = 11

Search #1 was limited to systematic reviews of human randomized controlled trials. The titles and abstracts were examined to identify systematic reviews with meta-analysis relevant to caries prevention.

San Martin et al.

San Martin et al. BMC Oral Health 2013 13:12   doi:10.1186/1472-6831-13-12

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