(5) The dental officer pulls the dam off the wings of the clamp and places
the dam over the other teeth while the dental specialist unrolls the dental floss.
The dental officer places the floss into the interproximal spaces and ties
(7) The dental officer ties the floss tightly after depressing it with a plastic
instrument. If the operation is on the dental specialist's side, it may be more convenient
for him to insert and tie the floss. (The floss ends are left long to facilitate removal.)
The free ends are looped around the edge of the frame and wrapped around the button
on the side of the frame.
The dental specialist places the saliva ejector under the rubber dam.
(9) The dental officer removes the rubber dam after the procedure is
completed while the dental specialist sees to the smooth transfer of the needed
a. General. Modern equipment allows the team to sit comfortably while
performing all operations and providing the least physical strain for the dental officer
and the dental specialist. This modern equipment also allows the patient to sit
comfortably. See figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1. Equipment allowing dental officer and dental specialist to sit comfortably.