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
After this course, you should be able to:
• Identify the
armamentarium needed for the dental dam procedure and explain the function of
• 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