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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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The use of dental dams is virtually nonexistent in this sample; their use should be explained and literature on how to make a dental dam from a dry condom should be made available, especially because dental dams are not easily accessible in many low-income areas.
unfilled, etc) Step 3 Remove plaque and/or debris from tooth (pumice polishing with occlusal brush, air polishing *, or air abrasion *) Step 4 Rinse all polishing material from tooth Step 5 Isolate tooth with cotton rolls, Dri-Angles(tm) or Dry-Tips(tm) (If dental dam isolation is used, place the dam prior to polishing.) Step 6 Dry tooth and apply acid etch gel or liquid for manufacturer's recommended time Step 7 Rinse tooth well, remove isolation materials and replace with dry ones.
Barriers that prevent passing Zika through sex include male and female condoms and dental dams. Dental dams are latex or polyurethane sheets used between the mouth and vagina or anus during oral sex.
MSM can protect themselves and others from shigellosis by washing hands before preparing food or eating and after using the toilet; refraining from swimming for 1 week after recovering from shigellosis; avoiding sex while they or their partners have diarrhea and for a few weeks after recovering from shigellosis; washing hands, genitals, and anus before and after sex; and using barriers such as dental dams and gloves during anal rimming and fisting.
Four-handed dental procedures using strict isolation including dental dams, coupled with strict adherence to manufacturer's recommendations during sealant placement were used, which may have significantly impacted sealant retention.
This explains why dental dams are less popular among them as these essentially protect against STDs during oral sex, rather than against pregnancy.
Specific medical applications that benefit from the superior performance of Kraton poly-isoprene rubber include catheters, surgical gloves, medical stoppers, medical tube connectors, dental dams, physiotherapy bands and personal care products.
We need to stress precautionary measures including abstinence, monogamy, use of condoms and dental dams and the HPV vaccine (for women under the age of 26).
In addition to other forms of contraception, samples of barrier protection (male condoms, female condoms, dental dams, latex gloves) should be given to clients.
However, natural rubber latex sheets, dental dams, condoms that have been cut and spread open, or plastic wrap may offer some protection from contact with body fluids during oral sex and thus may reduce the possibility of HIV transmission.
(14) However, little attention has been paid to the timing of oral sex among young people in the United Kingdom and the use of condoms and dental dams during oral-genital contact.
Those engaging in sexual contact should wash their hands and anal-genital region thoroughly before and after sexual activity, and condoms, dental dams, and gloves should be utilized for protection.