Laura Diaz2.Emily Schmidt is a very lively 8-year-old child who does not sit still in the dental chair. About 6 months ago, when two dental sealants were placed, Emily was very uncooperative and difficult to manage. Now, on her 6-month recall, the dentist notes that one of the two sealants in gone. What do you think might have happened to make the sealant fail in such a short period?
3.Lorraine Yee and her friend Margaret Printz are talking about their children’s first dental visit to Dr. McBride’s office. Both children are 5 years old, and both of them saw Dr. McBride. Lorraine was advised to have dental sealants placed on her child’s teeth; however, Dr. McBride did not tell Margaret that her child needed sealants. Why would Dr. McBride recommend sealants for one child, but not for another?