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Sharps Container Vs. Pharmaceutical Container Sharps Container - is for sharps. A sharp is defined as an item that is contaminated with a bloodborne pathogen and in its current can inflict a wound like cut or puncture. Placing items in a sharps container that are not sharps is considered improper
Disposing Dental Anesthetic Carpules Empty Anesthetic Carpule - used but intact with no visible fluid like substance present can be discarded in the trash. No special handling is needed. Empty Anesthetic Carpule - used and broken, must be discarded in a sharps container. Full Anesthetic
Q: What amalgam separator do you recommend? A: I recommend the Solmetex brand of amalgam separator, the HG5 model meets the needs of most dental offices. Here is their website: www.solmetex.com
Q: What is the best way of disposing anesthetic carpules? A: If totally empty, toss in a trash container. Full, expired or partially full anesthetic carpules must be placed in a pharmaceutical waste container. I recommend "RXGON", a product which you can purchase from your supplier.
Q: What can I put in a Sharp Container? A: A "sharp" is defined as an instrument, object or device, contaminated with bloodborne pathogens and in it's current state, can inflict a puncture or cutting injury. Therefore empty anesthetic carpules, teeth, etc. should not be placed in a sharp