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dam

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1. a barrier to obstruct the flow of water or other fluid.
dental dam rubber dam.
rubber dam a sheet of thin latex rubber used by dentists to isolate a tooth or teeth from the fluids of the mouth during dental treatment, held in place by a clamp and frame. Occasionally these are used in surgical procedures to isolate tissues or structures. Called also dam.
A well-sealed properly inverted rubber dam. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.
Dentistry A sheet of latex rubber punctuated with holes that is stretched around the teeth during dental procedures to isolate the operative field from the oropharynx, and respiratory tract, and prevent pulmonary aspiration of fragments of teeth and amalgam
Sexology Dental dams may be used for safe sexual practices, placed over the vulva or anus during cunnilingus and analingus to protect against the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases

dental dam

Rubber dam Dentistry A thin sheet of rubber latex punctuated with small holes stretched around the crown of the teeth Uses Isolate teeth from mucosal secretions during dental procedures; prevent aspiration during oral surgery; protect mucosa during oral sex

dam

1. A thin sheet of latex used in dentistry and oral surgery to isolate a part from the surrounding tissues and fluids. Synonym: dental dam; rubber dam
2. A barrier made of flexible material, such as latex, that prevents body fluids from entering the mouth during oral sex (cunnilingus or fellatio). It is used as a shield against sexually transmitted infections.

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Furthermore, Hev b 1 could not be detected in gloves but was detectable in all dental rubber dams analysed.
The higher NRL allergen content of the Hygenic brand in this study indicates that dental rubber dams can also pose an unexpected health risk to dental HCWs and patients.
Dental staff can also be exposed to latex aeroallergens from powdered dental rubber dams that are usually stretched when used during dental procedures, so increasing the aerosolisation of NRL particles.
The armamentarium and supply inventory must be carefully scrutinized to identify any dental products/materials such as prophy cups, rubber dams and orthodontic elastics.
Other latex containing products such as prophy cups, rubber dams, and orthodontic elastics.
Code of Administrative Rules, a dental assistant is qualified, only under the direct supervision of the dentist, to assist him with chairside procedures, sterilize instruments, seat and dismiss patients, process radiographs, assist with placement and removal of rubber dams and cotton rolls, perform oral evacuation and provide patient education.
They may take dental and medical histories; take and record blood pressures; place and remove rubber dams and dental matrices; apply topical fluoride and topical anesthesia; apply desensitizing agents to cementum and dentin; insert nightguards and athletic mouth-guards; remove sutures and dressings; perform pulpal vitality tests; fabricate custom trays for dentures and partials; select impression trays; and take alginate impressions for study models, bleaching trays, night guards, and athletic mouth-guards.
The lectures on proper sterilization and disinfection were followed by demonstrations on proper suctioning techniques, rubber dam application and removal, the concepts of four-handed dentistry, and instrument usage and identification.
BriteWhite Teeth Whitening System[R] and BriteWhite Medical treats the entire front and back teeth by inserting the mouth plate directly inside the mouth during the treatment time, without the aide of cheek retractors, rubber dams, or goggles.
BriteWhite Teeth Whitening System[R] treats the entire front and back teeth by inserting the mouth plate directly inside the mouth during the treatment time, without the aide of cheek retractors, rubber dams, or goggles.
In addition to providing seismic bearings, the company engineers and markets inflatable rubber dams, conveyor belts, marine hose, marine fenders, and rubber tracks for various types of vehicles.
Leggate (1984), "An Allergic Reaction to Rubber Dam," British Dental Journal, 156:402-403.