What are dental sealants?

Sealants are thin coatings made of a special plastic which are applied on the chewing (occlusal) surfaces of the back teeth, which quickly hardens to form a surface that can help protect the tooth from cavities. 

Common CDT codes for Sealants:

  • [1351] Sealant - per tooth


1. https://oralfitnesslibrary.com/Home/Treatments/Sealants/FAQs-About-Dental-Sealants

2. CDC, Hygiene Related Disease; Dental Caries; https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/disease/dental_caries.html.

3. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. “Seal Out Tooth Decay,” https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/sites/default/files/2017-11/seal-out-tooth-decay-parents.pdf

4. NIH US Library of Medicine, “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General." https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/ResourceMetadata/NNBBJT/

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