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Comparative Evaluation of Two Isolation Techniques for Proximal Restorations: A Clinical Controlled Study

Arushi Goel, Khushboo Barjatya

Keywords : Class II restorations, Isolation, Primary tooth, Rubber dam

Citation Information : Goel A, Barjatya K. Comparative Evaluation of Two Isolation Techniques for Proximal Restorations: A Clinical Controlled Study. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2023; 6 (3):105-108.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3279

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Introduction: Successful restorations depend on number of factors, but perhaps the most important one is isolation. However, achieving it in a pediatric patient is the biggest challenge. Despite rubber dam being the gold standard for isolation, it is not being used commonly in children. MiniDam by DMG is a comparatively recent advancement that is being used to compare with conventional rubber dam for their isolation efficiency and patient's attitude. Materials and methods: A sample size of 30 patients with a minimum of two proximal lesions bilaterally requiring glass ionomer cement (GIC) restorations was selected. Selected patients were treated in two appointments under rubber dam and MiniDam per appointment. They were evaluated for time for placement, isolation efficacy, child's behavior, and pain perception. Conclusion: It was concluded that both materials have their merits and demerits, but mini dam has better patient compliance and comparable isolation efficacy.

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