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Gordon J. Christensen - Practical Clinical Courses® Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.  Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement.  6/1/24 to 5/31/27.  Provider ID# 208521

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Successful Isolation of Operating Fields

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Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD & Valinda Johnston, CDA, CPT

Many dental procedures require an isolated operating field.  Are you confident you can successfully accomplish this task?  Currently, there are adequate, easy-to-use products and concepts to achieve a great isolated field for most restorative, endodontic, and some surgical procedures. Most of them may be quickly mastered by qualified staff persons.  To name a few of these products — Isolite 3, Dry Shield, Mr. Thirsty, OptraGate, Umbrella, DryDent, NeoDrys, Dri-Angles, Hygoformic Ejectors, and Dentapops.  Also shown are light cure resins used to isolate difficult restorative fields, methods to remove ~90% of aerosol contamination and, of course, rubber dam.  Sound interesting? This video demonstrates the best products and how to use them. It will help you to produce optimum-quality dentistry and give you great peace of mind.

Closed Captioning available, streaming version

Table of Contents

  • Why and When Is a Non-Contaminated Operating Field Necessary?
  • Staff Responsibilities
  • Methods to Produce non-Contaminated Fields
  • Absorption Products
  • Retraction and/or Isolation Products
  • Suction Products
  • Suction/Isolation Products
  • Clinical Procedures Requiring Non-Contaminated Operating Fields and Technique Suggestions for Each
  • Rubber Dam - Latex and Non-Latex
  • Isolation Devices (Isolite 3, Mr. Thirsty, DryShield, and VacuLUX)
  • Tongue, Lip, and Cheek Retractors (OptraGate and Umbrella)
  • Saliva Absorption Products (DryTips, DryDent, and NeoDrys)
  • Saliva Ejectors
  • Hygoformic Hands-Free Ejectors
  • Dentapop
  • Combination Isolation Package
  • High Velocity Evacuation (HVE)
  • Adjunctive Devices for HVE
  • Conclusion
Video Length: 60 minutes

Item #: V3531

CE Credits: 2

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