Many of the procedures performed in a dental office are restricted to qualified professionals. Only those authorized legally may perform these procedures. For most other procedures not legally restricted to professionals, proper training and knowledge is critical for patient protection. Every office assessment will include a review of the activities of all dental office personnel and their qualifications.
As mentioned in the section on treatment operatories, the availability and use of appropriate personal protective equipment will be observed. Workplace safety and health legislation mandates employees must use appropriate personal protective equipment consistent with radiation protection and the manufacturer safety documents contained with all dental materials. Compliance with these requirements, as well as policies for management of injuries, exposure to blood borne pathogens and harassment will be reviewed.