Course 608 - Dental Office Safety

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Modules: 2
Hours: 2
Sectors: Healthcare

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Welcome!

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.

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.

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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)

 

Introduction

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.

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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.

Modules

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

Congratulations on finishing the coursework! To pass the exam, you must achieve a minimum score of 70%. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams and, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students. We do provide missed-question module section references for study should you wish to retake the exam.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry if you fail the exam. You can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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That's great! Your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard next to the completed course. You will also be able to view or immediately print a course PDF certificate. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course. If you ordered original certificates, they'll be mailed to you.

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Course 608 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.