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ISSN: 2637-6636

Interventions in Pediatric Dentistry: Open Access Journal

Letter to Editor(ISSN: 2637-6636)

The Role of Rubber Dam in Preventing Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (Covid-19) in Dentistry

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Kaveh Nasiri*

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    • Independent Researcher, Essen, Germany

    *Corresponding author: Kaveh Nasiri, DDS, MSc (Endodontics), Essen 45138, Germany, Email:

Received: August 15, 2020;   Published: August 24, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/IPDOAJ.2020.04.000195

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The concept of dental dam or rubber dam was first developed by Barnum in 1864. He reported struggling with saliva contamination during treatment for a long time. On one occasion, while he was treating a mandibular molar and saliva was flowing all over the oral cavity, he came up with a new idea, making a hole in his protective napkin and putting it around the tooth. This idea resulted in developing rubber dam, the main problem of which was not being fixed around the tooth. To address this problem, rubber dam punches, a set of metal clamps, and other equipment of rubber dam were introduced in the following years [1].

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