Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37--9

Scientific rationale and cost effectiveness of routine use of rubber dam in clinical practice.


HS Chawla 
 Oral Health Sciences Dept, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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H S Chawla
Oral Health Sciences Dept, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

The rubber dam was first developed and put to use in the 19th century by S.C. Barnum. Since then, the use of the rubber dam in dentistry has become mandatory especially during root canal treatment. Various irrigation solutions which are used during root canal treatment have toxic effects on the soft tissues around the teeth. This can be prevented or minimized when rubber dam is put to use. Similarly for esthetic dentistry, optimum results are obtained if the working area is protected from contamination by saliva.


How to cite this article:
Chawla H S. Scientific rationale and cost effectiveness of routine use of rubber dam in clinical practice. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1998;16:37-9


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Chawla H S. Scientific rationale and cost effectiveness of routine use of rubber dam in clinical practice. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1998 [cited 2020 Sep 21 ];16:37-9
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