dental materials

  1. when one is working with dental materials, the most common work-related health and safety hazards are what?
    exposure to mercury, exposure to particulate matter, exposure to biological contaminants, and exposure to toxic effects of chemicals
  2. the proper PPE to be worn during handling of dental materials that can generate particulate matter consists of what?
    safetly glasses, lab coat or clinic gown, and surgical or special dust mask
  3. during the use of acrylyc monomer in the lab, hazards include what?
    • skin contact
    • inhalation of vapors
    • fire
  4. ways in which chemicals can enter the body include
    swallowing, inhaling, and through cuts in the skin
  5. when leftover scrap amalgam is stored, it should be kept where?
    under water in a tightly stored container
  6. eyewash stations are best used when?
    in an emergency only if the employee has had training in their use
  7. what are the best ways to minimize exposure to chemical hazards in the dental office?
    read the label, and store according to the manufacturer's directions
Card Set
dental materials
week one