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Dental dam

  1. 1. ORMP 1000 - Dental dam Ms Ralephenya 1
  2. 2. Class exercise2. What is a dental dam?4. Identify the following materials.6. Practice to place the material. 2
  3. 3. Dental dam (Phinney and Halstead,2003) Method of isolating teeth before the placement of restorations. Placed after applying local anesthetic. Placed to isolate one tooth or one or more quadrants. 3
  4. 4. Dental dam placed on tooth(Google) 4
  5. 5. Advantages of dental dam use(Phinney and Halstead, 2003) Greater visibility because of the contrast between tooth & dental dam material Greater accessibility to operating field by retracting the gingiva, tongue, cheeks & lips Control of moisture to keep area dry to assist in etching, bonding & restoring Protection for pt from swallowing or aspirating debris during the procedure 5
  6. 6. Advantages of dental dam use (cont.)(Phinney & Halstead, 2003) Protection of gingiva from acid etch Improved patient management & decreased operating time Protective barrier for patient Decreased amount of contaminated aerosol exposure 6
  7. 7. Contraindications to dental dam(Phinney and Halstead, 2003) Physical conditions Concerned pts Conditions in oral cavity 7
  8. 8. Dental dam materials (Phinney andHalstead, 2003) Dental dam punch  Dental dam clamp Forceps  Dental dam Frame  Floss Dental dam napkin  Lubricant Tucking  Stabilizing cord instruments  Inverting or Scissors tucking instrument Widgets ligature 8
  9. 9. Preparation for placing dentaldam (Phinney & Halstead, 2003) Educating patient Determining area to be isolated Dividing the dental dam Punching the dental dam 9
  10. 10. Important issues to note (Phinneyand Halstead, 2003) Common errors when punching the dam Placement & removal procedures for the dental dam Placing the dental dam for the pediatric pt Alternatives to full dental dam placement 10
  11. 11. References• Phinney, D.J. and Halstead, J.H. (2003) Delmar’s dental assisting: a comprehensive approach. New York: Delmar Thomson Learning 11

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