Nitrous-oxide use. I. Risk of potential exposure and compliance among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants.

D. G. Dunning, Kimberly K. McFarland, M. Safarik

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Patterns of nitrous-oxide (N,O) use among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants are reported. More than 800 respondents answered questions relating to risk of N,O exposure and compliance with N,O standards in the dental office: 73 percent of these dental practices using N,O have a state-registration permit. Dentists and dental assistants (from registered and unregistered practices) reported risk of exposure differently. Important compliance issues emerged (the average compliance rate was 9 on a scale of 17). Most N,O users have scavenging systems, but they are not properly operated. Few dental practices test for leaks or conduct N,O-monitoring tests. By complying with the recommendations for N,O administration, dental-care workers can minimize their risk of exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-523
Number of pages4
JournalGeneral Dentistry
Volume44
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1996
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dental Assistants
Nitrous Oxide
Dentists
Compliance
Tooth
Dental Offices
Dental Care

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

Cite this

Nitrous-oxide use. I. Risk of potential exposure and compliance among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants. / Dunning, D. G.; McFarland, Kimberly K.; Safarik, M.

In: General Dentistry, Vol. 44, No. 6, 11.1996, p. 520-523.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{7e3ef9d43a9f4983bd2d18e970641958,
title = "Nitrous-oxide use. I. Risk of potential exposure and compliance among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants.",
abstract = "Patterns of nitrous-oxide (N,O) use among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants are reported. More than 800 respondents answered questions relating to risk of N,O exposure and compliance with N,O standards in the dental office: 73 percent of these dental practices using N,O have a state-registration permit. Dentists and dental assistants (from registered and unregistered practices) reported risk of exposure differently. Important compliance issues emerged (the average compliance rate was 9 on a scale of 17). Most N,O users have scavenging systems, but they are not properly operated. Few dental practices test for leaks or conduct N,O-monitoring tests. By complying with the recommendations for N,O administration, dental-care workers can minimize their risk of exposure.",
author = "Dunning, {D. G.} and McFarland, {Kimberly K.} and M. Safarik",
year = "1996",
month = "11",
language = "English",
volume = "44",
pages = "520--523",
journal = "General Dentistry",
issn = "0363-6771",
publisher = "Academy of General Dentistry",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Nitrous-oxide use. I. Risk of potential exposure and compliance among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants.

AU - Dunning, D. G.

AU - McFarland, Kimberly K.

AU - Safarik, M.

PY - 1996/11

Y1 - 1996/11

N2 - Patterns of nitrous-oxide (N,O) use among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants are reported. More than 800 respondents answered questions relating to risk of N,O exposure and compliance with N,O standards in the dental office: 73 percent of these dental practices using N,O have a state-registration permit. Dentists and dental assistants (from registered and unregistered practices) reported risk of exposure differently. Important compliance issues emerged (the average compliance rate was 9 on a scale of 17). Most N,O users have scavenging systems, but they are not properly operated. Few dental practices test for leaks or conduct N,O-monitoring tests. By complying with the recommendations for N,O administration, dental-care workers can minimize their risk of exposure.

AB - Patterns of nitrous-oxide (N,O) use among Nebraska dentists and dental assistants are reported. More than 800 respondents answered questions relating to risk of N,O exposure and compliance with N,O standards in the dental office: 73 percent of these dental practices using N,O have a state-registration permit. Dentists and dental assistants (from registered and unregistered practices) reported risk of exposure differently. Important compliance issues emerged (the average compliance rate was 9 on a scale of 17). Most N,O users have scavenging systems, but they are not properly operated. Few dental practices test for leaks or conduct N,O-monitoring tests. By complying with the recommendations for N,O administration, dental-care workers can minimize their risk of exposure.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0030274620&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0030274620&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 44

SP - 520

EP - 523

JO - General Dentistry

JF - General Dentistry

SN - 0363-6771

IS - 6

ER -