NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Dentistry
NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

NIOSH Publications

Control of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Operatories
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-129 (1994)
Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), conducted four in-depth field evaluations, and one laboratory study to evaluate three commercial dental operatory waste anesthetic gas scavenging systems for their effectiveness in reducing Nitrous Oxide.

Hazard Control 3 – Control of Nitrous Oxide in Dental Operatories
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 96-107 (1998)
NIOSH Hazard Control 3. Contains suggestions on controlling exposure to nitrous oxidepdf icon [PDF – 366 KB]

NIOSH Warns: Nitrous Oxide Continues to Threaten Health Care Workers
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-118 (1994)
NIOSH Update containing steps for preventing exposure to Nitrous Oxide.

NIOSH Alert: Controlling Exposures to Nitrous Oxide During Anesthetic Administration
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 94-100 (1994)
This Alert presents control measures for preventing or greatly reducing exposure to N2O during the administration of anesthetic gas.

Other Resources and Links

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Among Dental Personnel

OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Dentistryexternal icon

What Dental Technicians Need To Know About Silicosispdf iconexternal icon [PDF – 114 KB]
Pamphlet from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services provides information and guidance about reducing the risk of Silicosis in Dental Labs.

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