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Safety Tutorial for Dental Assistant. Tara Fallik Oyster Bay High School Oyster Bay, New York. Remove sutures Preparing patients for examination Obtaining dental records Handing instruments and materials to Doctor. Keep patients mouths dry and clear Apply topical anesthetics.

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safety tutorial for dental assistant

Safety TutorialforDental Assistant

Tara Fallik

Oyster Bay High School

Oyster Bay, New York

training tasks for job title
Remove sutures

Preparing patients for examination

Obtaining dental records

Handing instruments and materials to Doctor.

Keep patients mouths dry and clear

Apply topical anesthetics

Sterilize and disinfect instruments

Prepare trays of instruments

Instruct patients on post-operative care

Prepare materials for impressions and restorations

Take dental x-rays

Process x-ray film

Training Tasks for Job Title
pre test
Pre-Test
  • Dental Assistants work in a well-lighted, clean environment.

True or False

2. Most assistants learn their skills on the job

True or False

3. High School students interested in a career as a dentist should take courses in Biology.

True or False

4. Most dental assistants work part-time;

True or False

5. Dental assistants can prescribe pain medicine;

True or False

answers to pre test
Answers to Pre-Test
  • Dental Assistants work in a well-lighted, clean environment.

True or False

2. Most assistants learn their skills on the job

True or False

3. High School students interested in a career as a dentist should take courses in Biology.

True or False

4. Most dental assistants work part-time;

True or False

5. Dental assistants can prescribe pain medicine;

True or False

appropriate clothes
Appropriate Clothes
  • Dental Assistants must wears gloves,, masks, and eyewear
  • Protective clothing must be worn to protect themselves against infectious diseases

(generally scrubs)

  • White shoes with rubber soles for comfortness
safety equipment
Safety Equipment
  • Plastic covers on all dental tools
  • Proper measures and protection against risks associated with the use of x-ray machines
  • First Aid Kit
tools
Tools
  • Davis Post Kit
  • Finger Ruler
  • Endo Gum
  • Endo Torque America Plus
  • Endo Tray Boxes
  • Cordless Thermal Condenser
  • Drills
  • File
  • Needles
equipment machinery
Equipment/Machinery
  • Denti-Lab
  • Fiber-Optic Push brush
  • X-Ray Machine
  • T- Connector
  • High Pressure Tubing
  • Mouth angle clip
  • Instrument holder
  • Probe cord and reel
  • Saliva injector Clip
  • Air Abrasion
electrical
Electrical
  • Drills
  • Air Suction
  • Chair
  • Full mouth x-ray machine
floors doors exits
Floors, Doors, Exits

All floors within the office are linoleum for sterilization purposes.

There are doors with locks to all examination rooms as well as a main entrance door and rear entrance/exit door

There are two exits in the office. On in the reception area and one in the rear of the office.

chemical hazards
Chemical Hazards
  • Silica Dust
  • Beryllium
  • Waste Anesthetic Gases
  • Electroplating chemicals
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • Metals such as beryllium, chromium,

cobalt, and nickel.

infectious diseases
Infectious diseases
  • Silicosis - a disabling and incurable lung disease.
  • Bloodborne Pathogens – HIV
  • Chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a debilitating and often fatal lung disease, or lung cancer.
  • N2o exposure – can cause impaired fertility among female dental assistants exposed to N2O
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Fire

Where are the fire extinguishers?

The fire extinguishers are located near the front entrance of the office as well as in examining room #2. Each fire extinguisher are inspected on an annual basis.

The fire exit is located through the main office door as well as the rear door located at the end of the main corridor.

robbery bomb scares
Robbery, Bomb Scares

In the case of a robbery:

The worker can trigger a silent police alarm. There is a silent alarm located under the reception are desk. The worker will be instructed to give the robber anything he asks for and to do anything her asks for.

In the case of a bomb scare:

The worker is to remain calm and in a orderly fashion, escort all patients out of the office. Once patients have been evacuated, workers should evacuate as well. An elected individual must check the office to make sure everyone is out. Once out of the building, the police should be called.

angry threatening customers
Angry/threatening Customers

Should a patient become agitated and begin giving a employee a problem, the employee should call the office manager or Dentist to handle the patient. The employee (dental assistant) should not try to handle this on their own until they have had proper training to do so.

how and to whom do you report an injury
HOW and to WHOM DO YOU REPORT AN INJURY

If an injury should occur on the premises, a full injury report should be taken with the injured signature.

The injured should be asked if they would like an ambulance to be called.

If the injured is critically injured, they should not be moved until the ambulance arrives.

post test
If a patient falls and injures themselves, the employee should pick them up and move them to a chair:

True or False

All employees should wear jeans to work everyday:

True or False

There are no infectious diseases that can be contracted in a dental office:

True or False

Tools may be used a few times before being sterilized:

True or False

A dental assistant’ s job is the fill cavities:

True or False

Post Test
answers to post test
Answers to Post Test

If a patient falls and injures themselves, the employee should pick them up and move them to a chair:

True or False

All employees should wear jeans to work everyday:

True or False

There are no infectious diseases that can be contracted in a dental office:

True or False

Tools may be used a few times before being sterilized:

True or False

A dental assistant’ s job is the fill cavities:

True or False