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Rubber Dam Isolation (Dental Team Education)
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With today's heightened awareness of infection control, patient safety, and technique-sensitive dental materials, meticulous operative field isolation is mandatory. Today the rubber dam is the standard of care for isolation during restorative procedures and should be employed whenever possible. Once the teeth are isolated for any proper restoration, we also must not forget about tissue management. This management begins with rapid, profound knowledge of hemostasis.

Presenter: Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA CDD, Academy of Chairside Assisting

After this course, you should be able to:
• Identify the armamentarium needed for the dental dam procedure and explain the function of each component.
• Explain how to prepare the patient for the dental dam placement, explain how to determine the isolation area, and describe and demonstrate how dental dam material is prepared.
• List and demonstrate the steps in placing and removing the dental dam


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