The Wisconsin Dental Association is taking the opportunity this spring to remind dentists and staff members to perform routine safety checks in their offices.
It is important to regularly inspect equipment and supplies in the dental office.
The American Dental Association developed a safety checklist for dental teams which
includes guidance on how to safety check nitrous oxide equipment, X-ray equipment, automatic external defibrillators, dental unit waterlines, sterilization equipment, amalgam recovery protocols and medications in medical emergency and drug kits.
A copy of the checklist can be downloaded at ADA.org/1692.aspx.