|"Dam" says a Dentist|
According to a study on rubber dam's by the NIH in Sept-Oct 2010, documented a low prevalence of usage by dentists during operative dentistry. The information was from actual clinical procedures, rather than a questionnaires. However, usage varied with certain dentist, restorations, and patient-level characteristics.
+Verde Pointe Dental Associates and +Kirk Kimmerling DDS believe in using the dental dam for every procedure possible. Root canals, dental fillings, crowns, bridges and more are always performed with the use of the dam. So, if you hear the word dam from a dentist, it's probably a good thing!