7. Dental Dam Instruments

Dental Dam Instruments

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image Dental Dam

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Function ent

To isolate teeth for dental procedures

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

Latex-free dental dam (purple) is used for patients who have latex allergy.

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image Dental Dam should be disposed of in garbage. Single use only.

image Dental Dam Punch

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Function ent

To punch holes in dental dam for each individual tooth

Characteristics ent

Designated hole size for each tooth for permanent dentition:

Practice Notes ent

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image Dental Dam Punch must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Hinged instruments should be processed open and unlocked.

image Dental Dam Template

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Function ent

To use as a guide for marking and punching holes in correct position on dental dam

Characteristics ent

Practice Notes ent

image Dental Dam Template should be disinfected according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.

image Dental Dam Stamp

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Function ent

To mark holes on dental dam

Characteristics ent

Practice Note ent

The oral cavity is examined before holes are marked and punched to adjust positioning to the patient’s specific dentition.

image Dental Dam Stamp should be disinfected according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.

image Dental Dam Forceps

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Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Nursing and Assisting | Comments Off on 7. Dental Dam Instruments
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