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What are the safety issues that dentists face on their job?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pathogens
Pathogens in the blood.
Hepatitis & HIV are two which are at the top of the list.

In brief: Pathogens
Pathogens in the blood.
Hepatitis & HIV are two which are at the top of the list.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Airborne and blood borne pathogens.
Exposure to chemicals, including mercury vapor, damage to eyes by debris and light from curing lights and lasers, general workplace hazards, hearing loss from dental handpieces, needle sticks, back and neck problems due to position and repetivess stress injury like carpal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Many
Airborne and blood borne pathogens.
Exposure to chemicals, including mercury vapor, damage to eyes by debris and light from curing lights and lasers, general workplace hazards, hearing loss from dental handpieces, needle sticks, back and neck problems due to position and repetivess stress injury like carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. James Wright
Your exactly on point with your answer.... We face many safety issues each day.
Dr. Gary Lederman
And we do this why???? :-)
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Infections
The mouth ks a very dirty part of the anatomy.
Saliva can carry viral loads, .Such herpes, which can even cause a focal area of blind scar if saliva hits the eye. Hepatitis and aids can be spread by blood while performing dental care not to mention puncture of the dentist with a drill, etc.

In brief: Infections
The mouth ks a very dirty part of the anatomy.
Saliva can carry viral loads, .Such herpes, which can even cause a focal area of blind scar if saliva hits the eye. Hepatitis and aids can be spread by blood while performing dental care not to mention puncture of the dentist with a drill, etc.
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
In brief: Pathogens
Pathogens in the blood.
In brief: Pathogens
Pathogens in the blood.
Hepatitis , HIV
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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