Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Describe the types of wastes produced in oral healthcare settings.
  • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment to handle regulated medical waste.
  • Segregate regulated medical waste into non-infectious and infectious categories.
  • Collect each category of wastes in the proper container.
  • Prepare infectious waste containers for proper disposal.
  • Clean up safely after an accidental spill of regulated medical waste.