Dental waste can be hazardous to humans and the environment. Proper handling, treatment, and disposal of biomedical wastes are important elements of health care office. Properly designed and applied, waste management can be a relatively effective and an efficient compliance-related practice. Some wastes from health care facilities, however, are contaminated. If not disposed of properly, contaminated wastes may carry microorganisms that can infect the people who come in contact with the waste as well as the community at large. Care is required when disposing of clinical waste, to protect and maintain the immediate environment from contamination, and to ensure the safety of those who come into contact with it. It is time that the curriculum for medical, paramedical, and dental education give due importance to this vital issue.
Keywords: Biomedical waste, Dental clinics, Dental education, Waste management.
How to cite this article: Dhanya RS, Betur AP, Bulusu A, Adarsh VJ, Koshy PV, Pinto B. Management of Biomedical Waste in Dental Clinics. Int J Oral Care Res 2016;4(4):288-290.
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