OptraDam Plus

A Metal-Free, Dual Ring frame Design

Introduction

OptraDam Plus by Ivoclar Vivadent is a natural rubber latex, double ring framed dental dam. OptraDam does not generally require conventional rubber dam clamps. The metal-free, dual ring frame design allows the dam to be placed intraorally.  The inner ring is placed in the vestibule area, while the outer ring fits extraorally against the patient’s face. With redesigned rings, this second version claims to offer more patient comfort than the original OptraDam. This ocean blue dam includes a mapping of both arches with printed dots, representing where to punch holes for the teeth, in addition to a cross design to represent quadrants of the mouth. Optradam Plus can be used for single, multiple or dual arch tooth isolation.

Conclusion

Anterior Isolation was easier than posterior isolation. Most evaluators used clamps for the posterior teeth, but none of the evaluators needed clamps for the anterior teeth. The evaluation team felt that the dam was marked for perfect spacing and formed a perfect seal around each isolated tooth.

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