Dental Hospitals and Clinics generate a number of infectious and hazardous wastes that can be—if not properly managed—detrimental to the public and health care worker alike.
It is the purpose of this manual to provide dental practitioners and all members of the Oral Health Care team with information on how to properly manage infectious and hazardous wastes in order to minimize the release of toxic substances to the environment.
We encourage all members of the dental team to become familiar with the best management practices outlined in this manual. Know the facts about waste management and your responsibilities for ensuring proper handling of hazardous wastes in your office.
Individual dental offices and hospitals alike can make a difference.