A new option for complete isolation in endodontics

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Edition V04N02 | Year 2014 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 83 to 87

Sérgio Henrique Staut Brunini, Renan Lucas Da Silva Pimenta, Lucas Rafael Rodriguez De Souza

Introduction: Despite some professional resistance, absolute isolation remains indispensable in dental ther- apy, especially in Cosmetic Dentistry and Endodontics. Several types of rubber dam are available in the market, and all of them have different technical features. Opti- Dam® is a three-dimensional dam with reduced tension on the clamps, and due to being mounted near the mucosa, it widens the accessible oral area in a satisfactory way. Objective: The present study reports two clinical cases with a view to discussing OptiDam® clinical application. Results: OptiDam® proved superior in terms of patient’s comfort and easy application; however, it has disadvantages regarding cost and the moment of radiographic examination. Conclusion: OptiDam® proved clinically feasible despite a few drawbacks.

Endodontics, Rubber dam, Root canal preparation,

Brunini SHS, Pimenta RLS, Souza LRR. A new option for complete isolation in Endodontics. Dental Press Endod. 2014 May-Aug;4(2):83-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2178-3713.4.2.083-087.oar

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