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Dental Equipment Safety Checklist Most dental offices have equipment that is not regularly inspected and often there’s no expiration date on it. Therefore, it may go unnoticed until a failure occurs. Instead of going through breakdowns in practice that cost dollars and time - and may pose a safety risk - inspect and take action on needed items that may not be routinely checked during maintenance.
Equipment can be categorized by:
- Amalgam recovery protocols
- Autoclave/Sterilization Equipment
- Dental Unit Water Lines
- Nitrous Oxide Equipment
- Patient Monitoring Equipment
- Emergency Oxygen Equipment
The list is provided as a reminder of the types of safety checks that should be undertaken semiannually in a typical dental practice office. Every office is different—this list should not be relied upon as an all-inclusive itinerary of safety checks for your office.