I Don't Give a Dam!


...but I should!

Rubber dam usage promotes ergonomics, operator and assistant health by minimising aerosol spread of bacteria, patient comfort and safety, documented better clinical outcomes versus no rubber dam, and the highest level of medico-legal protection.

Rubber dam saves clinical time and provides the optimum environment for the placement of restorative materials. In our changing regulatory environment, the use of rubber dam is now mandatory for routine endodontic treatment. 

This course will teach you rapid and simplified techniques of rubber dam application from single tooth isolation to quadrant dentistry in a full ‘hands-on’ environment complemented by lectures and clinical notes. This half-day course encourages a team approach and the participation of your dental assistant is encouraged.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:

  • Choose between a clamp and clamp-less technique
  • Select the correct clamp for a given clinical situation
  • Select the correct weight of rubber dam for the specific clinical procedure
  • Treat 90% of endodontic cases with just four clamps
  • Achieve single tooth isolation for endodontics in 30 seconds
  • Isolate multiple teeth with a variety of techniques
  • Recognise and prevent rubber dam leaks
  • Manage problems such as class V restorations and broken down teeth
  • Utilise your dental assistant in the most efficient manner with rubber dam

Providers Terms


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.

Delegate cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation of hands on programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation of lecture programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Failure to attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

Program cancellation / rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

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Contact Hours:

3.0 hrs


Wed, 27 November 2019

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands on




Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison Street St Leonards ,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Barbara Faulkner

Barbara Faulkner started as a casual dental nurse in 1987 while still at school. She attained a degree in Arts B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Since the introduction of the microscope into Dr. Spencer’s practice in 2002, Barbara has helped to integrate and develop treatment protocols, including training other nurses in four handed dentistry specific to microscope enhanced practice. Also Barbara has over twenty years’ experience with routine rubber dam usage.

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Dr Steven Cohn

Dr Steven Cohn (NSW) is a specialist endodontist in Sydney and former Director of Postgraduate Endodontics at the University of Sydney. Steve has had as long interest in dental radiology. He has been a consultant for the Dunvale and Rinn corporations. He assisted with developing the Rinn DS and DS Endo devices and designed both the Snapex (1979) and TruView (2017) radiography systems. Steve regularly conducts radiology hands on workshops.

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Dr Rick Spencer

Dr Rick Spencer graduated from The University of Sydney in 1980 with honours and the K.P McKinnon Prize for Proficiency in Clinical Prosthetic Dentistry. After working in England and Rural NSW he has been working in general practice in Sydney since 1987.

Rick is a presenter in The University of Sydney’s Continuing Education in Dentistry programme, in both the use of Microscopes and Rubber Dam utilisation for restorative dentistry. He is also Clinical Educator in the Dental Undergraduate Program, and has been since 1989.

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