Waste Matters: How to Ensure Your Dental Practice Is Compliant

A trip to the dentist can be a terrifying prospect for a surprisingly large number of people.

Whether it’s the piercing whirr of the drill or the pungent smell of disinfectant, a whopping 25 per cent of Brits suffer some sort of uneasiness when they visit the dentist.

Whilst most dentists do their best to put anxious patients at ease, dentophobia is often the result of a particularly traumatic, difficult or painful experience.

For dentists, however, assuaging the fears of a fretful patient can be the least of their worries.

Considering your dental practice will produce an array of waste – from waste amalgam and spent capsules to bridges and crowns – it’s important this waste is placed into the appropriate container ready for disposal.

Dealing with Dental Waste

Consequently, in a bid to provide a waste management service that suits the needs and wants of your dental practice, we offer a package to handle all of the above and more. Additionally, to ensure your dental practice is complying with legislation, we can provide you with …

  • Dental waste containers
  • Amalgam disposal
  • Gypsum disposal
  • Mercury spill kits
  • Gloves and masks
  • Sharps disposal
  • Safer sharps systems
  • Clinical waste collection

… as well as helping you abide by the 1991 EU Directive on Hazardous Waste, which states all dental practices are required to have an amalgam separator fitted to avoid waste amalgam discharging into the sewer.

Of course, our service includes installation by our highly trained in-house dental engineers, and ongoing service and waste disposals – so, rather than gnashing your teeth worrying about potential legislative breaches, contact a member of the Initial team today.

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