medical history with the patient, asking pertinent questions.
mask and protective eyewear. Wash hands, drying well and don gloves
patient rinse with a mouthwash to reduce the bacterial count.
If using an
alcohol based mouthwash, make sure the patient does not have a
history of alcohol abuse.
patient and perform an intraoral examination and record findings.
Charts will not be handled with contaminated gloves. Overgloves can
be worn when writing on records or utilize an assistant.
x-ray film follow "X-ray film exposure and processing" in Appendix D
or in the clinic manual section on radiography.
Use all safety
precautions while performing procedures on the patient. Do not lay
sharp instruments on the patient's chest.
Care must be
taken when re-sheathing needles. The needle can be recapped by
laying the cap on the tray or in a holder so that the needle can be
guided into the cap. Under no circumstance should the hand hold the
cap to re-sheath. A rigid, puncture-resistant sharps container is
located in each area of generation. Other contaminated sharps may
include ortho wires, carpules, blades, disposable burs, and
contaminated broken glass.