Exercise No. 326
Subject Code: 148
The 15 questions for this exercise are based on the article, "Blood contamination of used dental anesthetic cartridges", on pages 32-36. This exercise was developed by Gustav Gates, DDS, MAGD, in association with the General Dentistry Self-Instruction committee.
Reading the article and successfully completing the exercise will enable you to:
- recognize the difference between regulated medical waste and unregulated medical waste;
- review the position OSHA has taken on dental anesthetic cartridges regarding medical waste;
- understand the research on contamination of dental anesthetic cartridges during local injections; and
- understand the antimicrobial effect local anesthetic has on certain bacteria.