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Title: Evaluation of dental waste management in two cities in Palestine
Authors: Darwish, R.O.
Al Khatib, I.A.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: Disposal of dental waste was investigated at 37 randomly selected clinics in Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities: 31 private practices and 6 public/NGO clinics. Dentists were interviewed regarding their disposal of different forms of dental waste. Disinfectants and X-ray processing solution were thrown down the drain. For sharps, 13.5% of dentists used puncture-resistant containers [only in the public/ NGO clinics], 45.9% discarded needles directly in the garbage after being recapped and 40.5% placed the used needles and blades in closed plastic bottles before throwing in the general garbage. Blood-soaked dressings and amalgam waste were also thrown in the garbage. While 10.75% of dentists were vaccinated against hepatitis B, 47% of the staff at private clinics were not
Description: S217-S222
Keywords: Dentist's Practice Patterns
Dentists
Hepatitis B Vaccines
Universal Precautions
Subject: Dental Waste
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117211
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/12_S2/12_S2_2006_217_222.pdf
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