JADA September 2018
Although sealants are highly effective in preventing caries in children,
placement rates continue to be low. The authors’ goals were to implement and
assess the performance of 2 existing sealant quality measures against a manual
audit of charts at 4 dental institutions and to identify measurement gaps that
may be filled by using data from electronic health records.
Key Words: Dental sealants; oral health; quality of care;
caries risk assessment; caries.