Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Review ArticleVolume 3 Issue 4

Patients’ Satisfaction and Attitude Towards Rubber Dam Usage: A Literature Review

Abin Varghese1, Tina Varghese 2, Philip Pradeep3*, Tan Ai Jie4, Suganthi A/P Radza Krisnan4 and Suganya A/P Radza4

1Lecturer, Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Penang International Dental College, Malaysia
2Lecturer, Periodontology, Penang International Dental College, Malaysia
3Private Practitioner, India
4,5,6Final year undergraduate dental student, Penang International Dental College, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Philip Pradeep, Private Practitioner, Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Private Practitioner, India.

Received: January 20, 2022; Published: March 02, 2022


Rubber dam use has been considered by the American Association of Endodontics as an integral and essential part of any nonsurgical endodontic treatment. It has been used for isolation of teeth mainly in endodontics, restorative dentistry and also in Pediatric dentistry. Despite all the advantages, rubber dam usage is still not adopted completely in dentistry due to some barriers such as level of patient acceptance, challenge in placement of rubber dam, time required for placement, cost of equipment and material, insufficient training of the operator, discomfort to patient. The literature review shows that the majority of the participants had positive experience towards rubber dam usage in their dental treatment. Aside from it, most of them had a positive attitude towards the rubber dam and preferred to place it in future dental appointments. However, these were mostly influenced by the experience of the operator, time taken to apply rubber dam, current experience, degree of discomfort and explanation given by operator and statistically correlation had been found. There were no significant differences found between age, gender, race, education level and career.

Keywords: Patients’ Satisfaction; Patients’ Attitude; Rubber Dam; Perception; Acceptance; Compliance


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Citation: Philip Pradeep., et al. “Philip Pradeep". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.4 (2022): 02-08.

Copyright: © 2022 Philip Pradeep., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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