What is dental clinic waste and how do you dispose of it?
Dental Clinics produce various types of Waste, including sharps, pathological waste, infectious waste, and pharmaceutical Waste.
Dental Clinic Waste Classification
- Solid Waste
- Liquid waste
- Microbiological Waste
- Unused or expired medications
- Contaminated drugs
What Waste is Commonly Produced?
Dental Clinics mainly produce sharps and solid waste because many dental clinics do not do any strict procedures that would create more medical Waste.
Sharps are a kind of waste that can pierce the skin, such as needles, syringes, and scalpels used in medical testing.
Infectious Dental Clinic Waste includes any used and potentially infectious materials such as swabs, tissues, and lab equipment. Pharmaceutical waste produced includes medication, vaccines, and controlled substances.
Lastly, Biohazard Dental Clinic Waste, which is classified into four categories: solid waste, liquid waste, sharps waste, and pathological Waste. Out of the four categories, Dental Clinics produce mainly solid waste and sharps waste. Solid Waste includes non-sharp items contaminated with bodily fluids or biological matter, such as gloves, towels, or pipettes.
How to dispose of Dental Clinic Waste
The correct and most effective way to dispose of Dental Clinic waste is to hire a medical waste disposal company, such as MedPro Disposal, to provide containers for each type of Waste.
MedPro Disposal can provide your practice with a sharps container, specific biohazardous waste bags, or containers where you can use to dispose of infectious waste materials.
For any pharmaceutical waste that needs to be disposed of, we provide a pharmaceutical disposal kit where any unused or expired medication will be put. It is unsafe and costly to try to dispose of this Waste on your own as it puts your safety at risk, and many times it will be disposed of incorrectly.
Learn more about how Medpro Disposal could help your dental office stay compliant on waste disposal and management. Call us today or book a 5-10 minutes appointment with a MedPro Disposal Customer Advocate.
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