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For a score of at least 70% (seven out of ten) you will be issued one hour of CE credit through the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA). There is a $20.00 processing fee for AzDA members and $40 for Non-AzDA members for each test submitted. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Arizona Dental Foundation for its charitable dental events. All tests will be handled confidentially. AzDA is a Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider conducted under the auspices of the American Dental Association.
 
1 - Dental employers are required by OSHA law to place sharps containers as close as possible to the point of use.
   True
   False
   

2 - In a dental office, an extracted tooth is considered to be a biohazard waste therefore it can be:
   be placed in the sharps container for disposal.
   sent home with the patient.
   placed in a red bag to be picked up by the biohazard waste removal company or donated to a dental school.
   b and c

3 - An example of a good-quality sharps container is:
   It is large enough to handle the sharps for the entire dental office.
   It has a mailbox-type opening so it closes automatically and cannot be overfilled.
   It has a large enough opening so one can reach in and pull out something that was placed in it by mistake.
   It is opaque so a patient cannot see those nasty looking sharps and get upset.

4 - Examples of dental biohazard waste sharps are:
   Orthodontic wires
   Endodontic files
   Amalgam bands
   Carpules
   All of the above

5 - The majority of solid biohazardous waste is now treated by:
   Application of a 1:10 solution of bleach.
   Incineration.
   Steam sterilization.
   Compaction only.

6 - The following are legal ways to dispose of your dental biohazardous waste.
   You may burn it and bury it in the desert.
   You can apply for a permit from ADEQ and follow all the regulations for containment, decontamination, transport and disposal.
   You can contract with a reputable biohazardous waste disposal company.
   You can place it in the regular trash once you have cut the needles off the hubs.
   b and c

7 - Additional examples of dental biohazard waste sharps are:
   Burrs
   Scalpels
   Amalgam waste
   a and b

8 - Another good example of a sharps container is:
   It has a gadget on it so you can pull off the needles from the hubs.
   It has a needle cutter.
   It is very small so you can tuck it in a drawer or cupboard so that it is out of the way.
   None of the above.

9 - The best way to dispose of free flowing blood in the dental setting is to:
   Suction it into the sanitary waste system.
   Treat it overnight with a 1:5 solution of bleach.
   Treat it with a quaternary ammonium compound that is approved by the EPA.
   Place it in a glass container and steam sterilize it for 30 minutes at 250 degrees and 20 PSI.

10 - For cost savings consider the following:
   Reuse disposables so you do not have to throw them away.
   Evaluate the available waste companies for the best product/service to meet your needs.
   Reuse trash bags.
   None of the above.





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