Table 2

To identify the current best evidence on knowledge, attitudes and practice regarding 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 (Health care quality, access, evaluation) OR (patient care management) OR (behavior and behavior mechanisms) 2,228,959
3 1 AND 2 318
4 2008[PDat]:2012[PDat] 3,756,585
5 3 AND 4 78
Relevant = 7

Search #2 was limited to surveys of on KAP regarding sealants. The titles and abstracts were examined to identify clinical trials relevant to pit and fissure sealants.

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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