The Rubber Dam for Restorative Excellence


Hunter A. Brinker, DDS, Oviedo, FL

The rubber dam is the oldest, most effective, and least-utilized daily aid to excellent dentistry. In these two DVDs Dr. Brinker discusses and demonstrates the rationale and techniques for use of the rubber dam in a wide variety of situations. Dr. Brinker shows how to modify stock clamps in order to provide a small set of retainers, which will work in virtually all situations. He shows helpful hints and tricks to modify and stabilize the rubber dam for demanding procedures. Perhaps his most significant contribution is his demonstration of his original techniques utilizing the dam and clamps to provide gingival retraction and direct visualization of calculus deposits during meticulous scaling and root-planing procedures.