In the context of Adhesive Dentistry, dental isolation techniques are a basic tool in the field of operative dentistry. New systems and new materials are always appearing, and constant updates are required to ensure high-quality dentistry.
The aim of this course is to provide students dental isolation training on both a theoretical and practical level. During the course, we will teach the students to identify the instruments and material that may be used in dental isolation, which is indicated to: Isolate the teeth from saliva; block the flow of gingival crevice fluid; isolate the teeth from the moisture in expired air; improve visibility and access; protect soft tissue; facilitate the placement of medicinal products; isolate the teeth from oral microflora, ensuring aseptic work conditions; separate or contain the soft tissue around the teeth; maintain a dry field.
Competences to be acquired by students
Students will be able to: Identify the basic dental isolation tools: rubber dam, clamps, Young’s arch, puncher, forceps and sheets; correctly use accessories to help ensure complete isolation; isolate simple and complex cases; apply the various isolation techniques; become familiar with the systems used to bond anterior teeth; handle complex Class II cases.