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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.

dental dam

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This mimics the moisture and temperature conditions in oral cavity under normal conditions without the use of rubber dams.
This result is important, since most dentists in the present study reported not using rubber dams to lute posts, even though they were taught to use rubber dams to lute glass fiber posts in dental school.
Furthermore, Hev b 1 could not be detected in gloves but was detectable in all dental rubber dams analysed.
Skills evaluated include mixing glass ionomer, mixing zinc-oxide eugenol, applying/removing rubber dams, pit and fissure sealants, amalgam finishing/polishing, alginate impressions, trimming/finishing study models, custom impression trays, elastomeric impressions, constructing bleaching trays, debonding orthodontic resins, placing/removing periodontal dressings, removing sutures, and constructing temporary crowns.
By the middle of that decade, rubber dams manufactured by Bridgestone Industrial Products America Inc.
Construction of Rubber Dams to utilize surface water for enhancing Agriculture production.
Allergy to latex present in rubber dam sheets have been reported, although now latex-free rubber dams are also available.
Tempe installed a system of rubber dams to turn a 2-mile stretch of the Rio Saldado into Tempe Town Lake, which opened in 1999.
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.
This is proposed by the installation of rubber dams adjacent to the district off-channel diversion works.
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.
Water storage reservoirs are built; rubber dams are installed