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.

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