rubber dam


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

dam

 [dam]
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.

rub·ber dam

1. in surgery, thin strips of rubber used as a surgical drain or barrier;
2. a thin sheet of rubber with holes that is placed over teeth to isolate them from the oral cavity.

rubber dam

Etymology: ME, rubben, to scrape; AS, demman, to dam up
a thin sheet of synthetic rubber or natural latex rubber used to isolate one or more teeth during a dental procedure. See also dam.
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

rubber dam

Dental dam 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

rub·ber dam

(rŭbĕr dam)
1. In surgery, thin strips of rubber used as a surgical drain or barrier;
2. Thin sheet of rubber with holes that is placed over teeth to isolate them from the oral cavity.

rubber dam

A perforated sheet of rubber that is pushed over one or more teeth during certain dental procedures to acts as a barrier to prevent inhalation of debris or contamination of the operation site by saliva.

rub·ber dam

(rŭbĕr dam)
1. Thin sheet of rubber with holes that is placed over teeth to isolate them from oral cavity.
2. In surgery, thin strips of rubber used as a surgical drain or barrier.

rubber dam,

rubber dam clamp,
rubber dam clamp forceps,
n an instrument used to place a clamp on a tooth, adjust a clamp, or remove it from a tooth. It engages the holes or notches of the flanges of the clamp.
rubber dam holder,
n in endodontics, a rubber dam frame holder; in operative dentistry, a rubber dam frame.
References in periodicals archive ?
2] (%) MTA (%) Teeth 23 (45) 28 (55) Gender Females 7 (41) 10 (59) Males 10 (59) 7 (41) Apex Open 8 (35) 6 (21) Closed 15 (65) 22 (79) Isolation Rubber Dam 10 (43) 18 (64) Cotton Roll and Salivary Ejector 13 (57) 10 (36) Final Restoration Amalgam 8 (35) 9 (32) Resin 3 (13) 1 (4) PMC 12 (52) 18 (64) Total (%) Teeth 51 (100) Gender Females 17 (50) Males 17 (50) Apex Open 14 (27) Closed 37 (73) Isolation Rubber Dam 28 (55) Cotton Roll and Salivary Ejector 23 (45) Final Restoration Amalgam 17 (33) Resin 4 (8) PMC 30 (59) Table 2 Distribution of permanent first molar teeth among the two groups of permanent first molars treated by partial pulpotomy using calcium hydroxide (CH) or mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA).
Rubber dam application and the corresponding opening of the oral cavity increased ambient [N.
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 dental treatments were performed by quadrants and with isolation with rubber dam.
The armamentarium and supply inventory must be carefully scrutinized to identify any dental products/materials such as prophy cups, rubber dams and orthodontic elastics.
The project will also construct two additional intakes to allow high-velocity flows from the Tujunga Wash and Pacoima Diversion Channels to enter the facility through the installation of two inflatable rubber dams, a new fully automated system and telemetry equipment to enhance and ensure safe and efficient operation of the facility.
Among the original ideas was the use of inflatable rubber dams to create a lake, similar to a successful project in Tempe, Ariz.
Contract awarded for egee / c10-2014-0002 "supply, installation and commissioning of two (2) inflatable rubber dams hydropower plant for the slaves"
Types of X-rays and their machines and procedures, anesthetics, rubber dams, study models, and safety procedures and infection control are emphasized.
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.
One of the most common methods used, and one of the most important to avoid, is to squeeze rubber dams around the outside diameter of the cable at the point at which it penetrates the wellhead.