"Rubber Dams" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Sheets of latex rubber punched and placed over the teeth during dental procedures to isolate the field of operation from the rest of the oral cavity (Jablonski; Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982). Rubber dams are useful in preventing the swallowing of instruments or restorations during dental work.
- Rubber Dams
- Dam, Rubber
- Dams, Rubber
- Rubber Dam
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