ARAB DENTAL 25 (2012), No. 2 15. June 2012
ARAB DENTAL 25 (2012), No. 2 (15.06.2012)
Page 36, Language: Arabic
Going Green Route
Delivering of oral health care in dental clinics or hospitals produces quantities of dental wastes which could cause hazardous problems to human and environment if these wastes are disposed improperly. The dental team members are responsible for the health of patients and the environment around. Proper handling of biomedical and dental waste management materials is an essential responsibility for the dental profession. Different types of dental wastes should be managed following the scientific documents and the local official rules. The dental wastes include infectious, non-infectious and normal wastes. These wastes include: amalgam particles, waste mercury, empty amalgam capsules, x-ray fixer, developer, x-ray cleaners, disinfectants, chemical solutions, lead foils, silver, heavy metals of crown and bridges and orthodontic, blood and oral fluids, sharps, pharmaceuticals and daily universal wastes.The main procedures to manage dental wastes are: Implementing the POLLUTION PREVENTION STRATEGIE, management of hazardous waste streams, and following the GENERAL REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.