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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.
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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.
Some of these districts have used rubber dams as a cost-effective way to increase the capacity of their reservoirs, maintain adequate pick-up levels in streams, or impound rainwater runoff to recharge an aquifer.
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The entire bridge structure, along with the sprinkler system installed underneath its concrete walkway, helps to cool the rubber dam below and lengthen the life of the rubber bladders, which hold back the waters of Tempe Town Lake.
Tenders are invited from experienced agencies of India and abroad for Engagement of consultant for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) followed by FEED for construction of 04 (Four) Weirs cum Barrage with 03 (Three) navigational locks, 02 Check Dams & 01 Rubber Dam with navigational lock and raising/construction of embankments along with drainage sluices on NW-5 in Odisha, India.
Approximately 92% of the general dentists claimed that they knew the use of rubber dam but 77% stated that it was not available at their practice.
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