rubber dam


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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.
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.
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In 2007, seven years after the rubber dam was constructed, the amount of N[H.sub.4]+ and N[O.sub.3]- that had been adsorbed in the aeration zone was instead turned into the aquifer.
Furthermore, Hev b 1 could not be detected in gloves but was detectable in all dental rubber dams analysed.
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.
The standard irrigant which results in complete disinfection is sodium hypochlorite in combination with EDTA which should be used with rubber dam. So the use of rubber dam should be made mandatory.
In a letter to the PCIW last week by Director Indus Water Treaty and Regulation, Irrigation Department Punjab , Punjab has showed concerns that the construction of rubber dam by India will not only be against the provisions of Indus Waters Treaty but it also results in the shortage of supply in Jhelum River during the low periods and the issue be taken up with the Indian counterpart organization.
After anesthesia with 4% septocaine with 1 : 100,000 adrenaline (Ubistesin Forte, 3M ESPE, Seefeld, Germany) and rubber dam isolation (Hygenic Dental Dam, Coltene Whaledent, Langenau, Germany), the coronal restoration and all root canal filling materials were removed from the mesiolingual and distal canals, but the orifice of the mesiobuccal canal could not be located clinically under the dental operating microscope.
He said that construction of lake and rubber dam would generate an aqua mechanism under which water level would be raised under soil and provision of potable water would be available.
Presiding over a meeting at his office here Wednesday, he said that 13-kilometer lengthy Lake would be constructed on 1800 acres land along with an inflatable Rubber Dam with a cost of Rs 1.6 billion in collaboration of Punjab Government and World Bank.
- The rubber dam clamp anchors the dental dam to the tooth.
Designed to be easier to use than traditional forms of isolation, such as the rubber dam or manual suction and retraction, reliable isolation is now as quick and easy as selecting the correct size Isolite Mouthpiece for the patient.
Hence a dentist may convince himself that local analgesia is not needed when considering the restoration of a primary molar tooth in a young child and certainly he can manage without a rubber dam. However, as Specialist Paediatric Dentists we all know that local analgesia and the use of rubber dam are essential for the delivery of high quality dental care for children.