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Referral and Follow-Up

Referral and Follow-Up

Tracking Referral Effectiveness

School-based dental sealant program administrators should consider developing a system to track the effectiveness of the program’s referral component. Effective programs re-assess as many students as possible 1 year after dental sealant application to determine whether the sealants have been retained. At that time, the status of oral health needs can be monitored, and the effectiveness of follow-up methods can be determined.