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diga di gomma

English translation: rubber dam

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Italian term or phrase:diga di gomma
English translation:rubber dam
Entered by: Brigitte Gendebien
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07:57 Mar 6, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical
Italian term or phrase: diga di gomma
dental - a technique involved in treatment/prevention of caries
William George
Local time: 14:24
rubber dam
Explanation:
Rubber dam is a thin sheet of rubber that the teeth protrude through. It stops things falling down the patient's throat so that you don't swallow or inhale any debris from old fillings. It protects the lips, cheeks and tongue. From our experience patient acceptance is very high. The first minute of putting it on is awkward but as soon as we start working on the tooth the advantages are immediately apparent to patient and staff alike. (http://www.shdc.com.au/rubberdam.html)


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Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 14:24
Grading comment
Thank you very much indeed, finally all is clear
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Summary of answers provided
narubber dam
Brigitte Gendebien
narubber dam
Laura Gentili


  

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5 mins
rubber dam


Explanation:
The Italian term is probably a translation of the original English term.
A search with Google has produced many hits for "rubber dam" in dental contexts.


Laura Gentili
Italy
Local time: 14:24
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in pair: 221
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10 mins
rubber dam


Explanation:
Rubber dam is a thin sheet of rubber that the teeth protrude through. It stops things falling down the patient's throat so that you don't swallow or inhale any debris from old fillings. It protects the lips, cheeks and tongue. From our experience patient acceptance is very high. The first minute of putting it on is awkward but as soon as we start working on the tooth the advantages are immediately apparent to patient and staff alike. (http://www.shdc.com.au/rubberdam.html)





    Reference: http://web.tiscalinet.it/pasquino/la_diga_di_gomma.htm
    Reference: http://www.hali.org/rubber.html
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 14:24
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 98
Grading comment
Thank you very much indeed, finally all is clear
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