Accession Number:

ADA029669

Title:

Potential Hazards in Military Dental Practice

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC

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Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Many daily professional activities of the dentist are based upon the preparation, direct use and mechanical alternation grinding of dust producing minerals and Aerosolizable substances include, but are not limited to cements, plaster and dental stone, refractory investments and the filler constituents of irreversible hydrocolloid alginate impression materials. The potential for inhalation of airborne toxic materials by the military dentist who practices in a group situation would appear to be greater than that of his civilian counterpart. Presently, the degree of danger to which military dental personnel are exposed during the performance of routine duties is uncertain.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE