Using rubber dams to boost quality, quantity of restorative services

J Am Dent Assoc. 1994 Jan;125(1):81-2. doi: 10.14219/jada.archive.1994.0019.


Rubber dam use for restorative dentistry is far too low. If practitioners realized rubber dam's advantages and increased treatment quality, its use would be irresistible. Few other dental procedures offer both an increase in operating speed and treatment quality. To save the most time, competent auxiliary staff should be taught to place rubber dams before the clinical procedure begins. (Additional information on rubber dam placement by auxiliary staff is available from Dr. Christensen.)

MeSH terms

  • Dental Restoration, Permanent / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Rubber Dams / statistics & numerical data*