Course 608 - Dental Office Safety

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Modules: 2
Hours: 2
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 608 Dental Office Safety

Key Topics

  • Potential Health Hazards
  • Silicosis
  • Beryllium Risks
  • Reducing Radiation Exposure
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Risk of Infection After Occupational Exposure
  • Latex Allergies
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Cleaning Instruments Before Sterilization
  • Extracted Teeth Disposal
  • Hand Lotions
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Gloves
  • Cleaning and Disinfection Strategies for Blood Spills

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)



Dental professionals may be at risk for exposure to numerous workplace hazards. These hazards include, but are not limited to, the spectrum of bloodborne pathogens, pharmaceuticals and other chemical agents, human factors, ergonomic hazards, noise, vibration, and workplace violence.


There are currently no specific Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) standards for dentistry. However, exposure to numerous biological, chemical, environmental, physical, and psychological workplace hazards that may apply to dentistry are addressed in specific standards for the general industry.

This course is designed to help provide a solid foundation for employees working in dental offices. It will look at the potential health risks of working in a dental setting and ways you, as an employee, can protect yourself and other co-workers from potential health problems. The course will also discuss ways to properly clean and sanitize common machinery in a dental laboratory.

Course Objectives

This course will focus on each of these topics from the employee's perspective. The course will also explain the employer's responsibilities. By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. list potential health hazards
  2. explain how to control silica exposure
  3. describe engineering controls
  4. describe work practices
  5. discuss ways to reduce radiation exposure
  6. explain the use of gloves and other protective equipment
  7. describe ways to protect against bloodborne pathogens
  8. describe how to disinfect and sterilize dental office machinery
  9. describe how to clean tools and equipment

Getting Started

To begin your online training, click on the "Modules" tab above. To study offline, go to your student dashboard and download the course study guide. The study guide is for your personal use only, and cannot be used for commercial purposes.


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Understanding Dental Office Health Risks
  2. Cleaning and Worker Protection

Course 608 Final Exam

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After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.

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