Lekha Dhanasekaran

Undergraduate Student, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University,Chennai -600077

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Dr. Adimulapu Hima Sandeep

Associate Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University,Chennai -600077

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Data collection, collection of  reviews , manuscript proofing was done by Lekha dhanasekaran. Structuring study designs, manuscript revisions, Drafting, revising manuscript and final manuscript approval was done by Dr.  Adimulapu Hima Sandeep


Conflict of interest – No conflicts of interest to declare.


Acknowledgement – We thank Saveetha Dental College for providing us the with the support to conduct the study.



The present study was supported by the following agencies.

  • Saveetha Dental College
  • Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS)
  • Saveetha University
  • Sai Raghavendra enterprise, Chennai.



Objective : Optra dam is a three-dimensional rubber dam that is flexible and has the anatomical shape of the mouth. It is used for complete isolation to control the spread of diseases in practice and help in reduction of the infection during practice. Some of the advantages of Optra dam is that it doesn’t need a frame thereby making the patient feel more comfortable during the entire duration of the procedure. It improves contrast and isolation when performing restorative procedures. Also provides safety and protection for patients by preventing accidental aspiration of the instruments.

Materials and methods: Questionnaire was designed to evaluate knowledge, attitude and awareness towards the use of the optra dam amid dental students. The questions were distributed through the google forms. Responses were then tabulated and statistically analysed.

Results: This is a survey based on knowledge, attitude and awareness on optradam among dental students in which 66% of the population think optradam is superior compared to other rubber dams in which 45% are  female and 21 % are  male. Pearson chi square test present p value as 0.752, (p value > 0.05) So, it is substantive to be statistically not significant.

Conclusion : The present day dental students are very much aware about the importance of using optradam in clinics. But in order to enhance their knowledge in this particular topic we can organise various dental education programs and lectures which would provide an update on the modern improvements in this particular field.

Keywords : Awareness , Attitude , Innovative technology , Knowledge , Optradam , Rubber dam