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Bisphenol A (BPA) may be released in the oral cavity after sealant placement

Shukan Kanuga DDS, MSD .


Overview

Systematic Review Conclusion

Bisphenol A (BPA) is released after placement of some dental pit-and-fissure sealants in the oral cavity.

Critical Summary Assessment

imited evidence suggests that BPA is detected in saliva after sealant placement; however, the authors of this systematic review failed to address any harmful effects on health related to the BPA release.

Evidence Quality Rating

Limited Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at: http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(14)60301-9/fulltext


Critical Summary Publication Date:

12/10/2014

These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2018