Aim: The aim of the present study was to compare the shear bond strength and marginal sealing ability of self-adhering flowable composite and conventional fissure sealant.

Materials and methods: The samples consisted of 30 healthy premolar teeth which were extracted due to orthodontic reasons and randomly divided into two groups of 15, i.e., group I (Fissurit F) and group II (Dyad Flow). Shear bond strength and marginal sealing ability of both the groups were evaluated in Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16.

Results: The mean shear bond strength of Dyad Flow (group II) was found to be 1.4 ± 0.87 MPa and in Fissurit F (group I), it was 1.3 ± 1.4 MPa. Differences between the groups were statistically significant. In group II, 53.3% of specimens demonstrated score 0; 33.3% showed score 1; and 13.3% showed score 2. In group I, scores 0 and 1 showed 33.3% of dye penetration respectively. Scores 2 and 3 demonstrated 26.6 and 6.6% of dye penetration respectively. But there was no significant difference between both the sealant groups.

Conclusion: The present study concluded that self-adhering flowable composite was found to have better shear bond strength and marginal sealing ability than conventional fissure sealant.

Clinical significance: Self-adhering flowable composite can be effectively used in pediatric patients in whom isolation is difficult and exclusion of bonding agent leads to decrease in time consumption.

Keywords: Marginal sealing ability, Pit and fissures, Sealants, Shear bond strength.

How to cite this article: Rani BSK, Viswambharapanicker S, Mattumathody S, Muralidharan A, Dinsha ARN, Saluja P. Assessment of Shear Bond Strength and Marginal Sealing Ability of Pit and Fissure Sealants: An in vitro Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2018;19(6):642-646.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None