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overfill the groove pattern because that will probably interfere with the occlusion. 9 Cure appropriately for the required length of time (self-cure or light- cure) 10 Check with explorer to ensure that all fissures and pits are covered, no holes in the material exist, and sealant is well retained. Apply more material, if needed. 11 Remove dental dam or cotton rolls and thoroughly rinse. 12 Check occlusion with articulating paper and adjust sealant where needed. NOTE Follow state laws as to which healthcare practitioners are allowed to do adjustment. 13 Check contact areas with floss. NOTE Excess material may have blocked these areas. 14 Check retention at each subsequent visit. NOTE Sealants should be checked for partial or complete loss. Make sure fissures are still covered. With retained sealants, check periphery for staining that may indicate leakage. Extensive decay can occur under leaking sealants if not detected early. Replace lost or leaking sealants. 15 Document the procedure. Sealant material contains acrylate resins. Do not use sealants on patients with known acrylate allergies. To reduce the risk for an allergic response, minimize exposure to these materials. In particular, avoid exposure to uncured resin. Use of protective gloves and a no-touch technique are recommended. If skin contact occurs, wash the skin with soap and water. Acrylates may penetrate gloves. If the sealant contacts the gloves, remove

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