The New Pew Report on Sealants

by on January 10, 2013

Statement from ADA:

 “As reported last month in the Leadership Update, the Pew Center on the States will tonight (12:01 AM Eastern time, January 8) release a report card that grades states on the prevalence of sealant programs in schools.  “Falling Short:  Most States Lag on Dental Sealants,” finds that roughly two-thirds of all states do not have sealant programs in a majority of “high-need” schools.  It criticizes regulations in several states that require that a dentist examine a child prior to a hygienist placing sealants, saying that they make sealant programs less cost-effective and ignore “the evidence showing this prerequisite is unnecessary.”

To view the New Pew Report on Sealants, click here.  Thoughts?

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