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Rubber Dams MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Rubber Dams
Tree Number(s)
E06.186.670
E07.222.670
Unique ID
D016733
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016733
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Rubberdam
NLM Classification #
WU 26
Previous Indexing
Dental Materials (1966-1977)
Dentistry, Operative/instrumentation (1977-1991)
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/04/29
Revision Date
1992/04/21
Rubber Dams Preferred
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