• Here is an easy overview of infection control and disinfection in the dental office.





  • Generally, anesthetic carpules can be disposed of in the regular trash.  The EPA has specifically excluded epinephrine salts (which is epi + lidocaine) from dangerous chemicals that require special handling. I contacted all of the Southern states and they all state that epi carpules can be discarded in the regular trash, in general. Here is a list of the contacts and their responses.


  • Here is an article on informed consent, and a couple of sample forms. Click here for an example of a denture form and here for a sample extraction form.   The most important thing to remember with informed consent is that a signed form is not absolute protection.  A signed form is generally evidence that you talked to the patient about the risks/benefits/alternatives of a procedure, but you also have to clearly communicate and document the conversation.

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