Can dental assistants wear glasses?
Protective eyewear is always necessary as a Dental Assistant. There are two types of protective eyewear: glasses with the protective side shields and clear face shields. If there is laser treatment being performed, the Dental Assistant will wear special filtered-lens glasses for eye protection.
What is the standard for protective eyewear?
The most recent edition of the American National Standard used for safety glasses, safety goggles, side shields, and other eye and face protection devices is ANSI/ISEA Z87. 1-2020: American National Standard For Occupational And Educational Personal Eye And Face Protection Devices.
Do dental patients need eye protection?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends eye protection for all dental patients. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide protective eyewear or face shield protection for employees.
What are the two types of protective eyewear?
There are two kinds of safety glasses: prescription safety glasses and non-prescription (also called “plano” safety glasses. Regardless of their size or the durability of the frame and lenses, regular prescription eyeglasses do not qualify as safety glasses unless they meet specific criteria.
Why do dentists give you glasses?
Eye Safety in the Dental Chair “The reason why we want you to wear protective sunglasses is four-fold,” says Dr. Alexander, “to eliminate the risk of your eyes being splashed or touched during dental procedures, to avoid having to clean your eyes and receive medical attention if an accident were to occur”.
What glasses do dentist use?
Those glasses you see are called Dental Loupes. A loupe is a special magnifying lens. Some dentists choose to use loupes to help them to see finer details when they are performing exams or certain types of procedures. Some loupes have special attachments such as lights and filters.
Why do dentists give you sunglasses?
What glasses do dentists wear?
Dental loupes are the magnifying glasses that dentists wear to enlarge everything that they see in the mouth. There are two basic reasons why these glasses are worn. First and foremost, vision is improved simply because everything in the field of view is so much bigger.
What are 4 examples of PPE?
Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as “PPE”, is equipment worn to minimize exposure to a variety of hazards. Examples of PPE include such items as gloves, foot and eye protection, protective hearing devices (earplugs, muffs) hard hats, respirators and full body suits.
What is perhaps the most critical piece of PPE?
Gloves are the most commonly worn piece of PPE. Examples of when gloves must be worn are shown on this slide. Besides blood and body fluids, mucous membranes, non-intact skin and the insertion area of a patient’s invasive device should only be touched with gloved hands.