dental offices


Summary: The room or rooms in which the dentist and dental staff provide care. Offices include all rooms in the dentist's office suite.

Top Publications

  1. Findler M, Galili D. [Cardiac arrest in dental offices. Report of six cases]. Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993). 2002;19:79-87, 103 pubmed
    ..All patients who did not recover spontaneously underwent methodical advanced CPR with early defibrillation. Only one patient out of the six died. ..
  2. Singh T, Coogan M. Isolation of pathogenic Legionella species and legionella-laden amoebae in dental unit waterlines. J Hosp Infect. 2005;61:257-62 pubmed
    ..The interaction of legionella with amoebae is an important ecological factor that may significantly increase the risk of legionellosis, and thus should be given further consideration in the refinement of risk assessment models. ..
  3. Schel A, Marsh P, Bradshaw D, Finney M, Fulford M, Frandsen E, et al. Comparison of the efficacies of disinfectants to control microbial contamination in dental unit water systems in general dental practices across the European Union. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2006;72:1380-7 pubmed
    ..The most effective products were Dentosept and Oxygenal, although Dentosept gave the most consistent and sustained antimicrobial effect over time. ..
  4. Albert D, Anluwalia K, Ward A, Sadowsky D. The use of 'academic detailing' to promote tobacco-use cessation counseling in dental offices. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004;135:1700-6 pubmed
    ..It is feasible to increase and incorporate tobacco-use cessation counseling in dental offices. However, significant barriers must be surmounted first if this goal is to be achieved by use of academic ..
  5. Bouillaguet S, Wataha J, Zapata O, Campo M, Lange N, Schrenzel J. Production of reactive oxygen species from photosensitizers activated with visible light sources available in dental offices. Photomed Laser Surg. 2010;28:519-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Blue-light photosensitizers were as efficient as red-light photosensitizers in producing ROS and more efficient than the oxidant chemicals currently used for dental disinfection. ..
  6. Zimmer S, Bergmann N, Gabrun E, Barthel C, Raab W, Rüffer J. Association between oral health-related and general health-related quality of life in subjects attending dental offices in Germany. J Public Health Dent. 2010;70:167-70 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the GHRQoL and OHRQoL of patients attending dental offices in Germany and to determine correlation coefficients between SF (Short Form)-12 and OHIP (Oral Health Impact Profile)-14 scores...
  7. Ahearn D, Sanders M, Turcotte C. Ergonomic design for dental offices. Work. 2010;35:495-503 pubmed publisher
    ..The article applies ergonomic principles to dental practice issues such as equipment and supply management, office design, and workflow management. Implications for improved ergonomic processes and future research are explored. ..
  8. Prospero E, Savini S, Annino I. Microbial aerosol contamination of dental healthcare workers' faces and other surfaces in dental practice. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2003;24:139-41 pubmed
    ..Oral fluids become aerosolized during dentistry and oral microbes have been used as the markers of their spread that may carry blood-borne pathogens. ..
  9. Salvia A, Matilde F, Rosa F, Kimpara E, Jorge A, Balducci I, et al. Disinfection protocols to prevent cross-contamination between dental offices and prosthetic laboratories. J Infect Public Health. 2013;6:377-82 pubmed publisher
    Control of cross-contamination between dental offices and prosthetic laboratories is of utmost importance to maintain the health of patients and dental office staff...

More Information


  1. Onana J, Ngongang A. [Hygiene and methods of decontamination, disinfection and sterilization in dental offices in Yaounde]. Odontostomatol Trop. 2002;25:45-51 pubmed
    ..As a matter of fact, negligence and ignorance of the rules of hygiene and asepsis should not be part and parcel of the therapeutic hazard in the dental department. ..
  2. Mansky M. Just like on television. N Y State Dent J. 2005;71:64 pubmed
  3. Krogulski A, Szczotko M. [Microbiological quality of indoor air in dentist's offices]. Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2010;61:99-102 pubmed
    ..Obtained results demonstrated that aerosol containing bacteria is released during regular dental surgery so the concentration of potentially infectious bacteria around patient and dentist can increase up to three thousands cfu/m3. ..
  4. Weaver J. Risks of intravenous cross-contamination infections in the dental office. Anesth Prog. 2003;50:3-4 pubmed
  5. Liguori G, Gombos F, Marinelli A, Lucariello A, Gallé F, Marinelli P. [Microbial environmental monitoring in the dental surgery room]. Ann Ig. 2003;15:123-33 pubmed
    ..Contact plates and nitrocellulose membranes appear to be of more friendly use and show same results. ..
  6. Devker N, Mohitey J, Vibhute A, Chouhan V, Chavan P, Malagi S, et al. A study to evaluate and compare the efficacy of preprocedural mouthrinsing and high volume evacuator attachment alone and in combination in reducing the amount of viable aerosols produced during ultrasonic scaling procedure. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2012;13:681-9 pubmed
    ..There was a significant reduction in the number of CFUs in aerosol samples obtained. ..
  7. Kurrek M, Dain S, Kiss A. Technical communication: the effect of the double mask on anesthetic waste gas levels during pediatric mask inductions in dental offices. Anesth Analg. 2013;117:43-6 pubmed publisher
    A significant portion of office-based general anesthesia for pediatric patients is performed in dental offices and involves mask inductions with inhaled drugs. This can lead to significant pollution with waste gases...
  8. Mendel L, Gardino J, Atcherson S. Speech understanding using surgical masks: a problem in health care?. J Am Acad Audiol. 2008;19:686-95 pubmed
    ..Yet the presence of noise in hospitals, operating rooms, and dental offices may have a deleterious effect on health-care personnel and patients understanding messages accurately...
  9. Boksman L. Current status of tooth whitening: literature review. Dent Today. 2006;25:74, 76-9; quiz 79 pubmed
  10. Kossatz S, Dalanhol A, Cunha T, Loguercio A, Reis A. Effect of light activation on tooth sensitivity after in-office bleaching. Oper Dent. 2011;36:251-7 pubmed publisher
    ..001). After two bleaching sessions, the use of LED/laser light activation did not improve bleaching speed. Persistent tooth sensitivity and higher tooth sensitivity after 24 hours of bleaching were observed when light activation was used...
  11. Waldman H. How does the keystone state compare nationally?. Pa Dent J (Harrisb). 2008;75:21-4 pubmed
    ..The need to monitor dental establishment activities beyond the confines of one's own practice is emphasized. ..
  12. Bârlean L, Danila I, Săveanu I, Balcos C. Occupational health problems among dentists in Moldavian Region of Romania. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2013;117:784-8 pubmed
    ..Allergies associated to professional activity were reported by 76.1% of the dentists. The dental staff must be informed in order to recognize, control and prevent the potential occupational hazards in the workplace. ..
  13. Ahearn D. The ergonomic conundrum for technology integration. Alpha Omegan. 2006;99:110-2 pubmed
    ..Your new treatment room can become a tool for future growth and prosperity or a museum about dentistry's past. Opportunity knocks. ..
  14. Monarca S, Grottolo M, Feretti D, Gigola P, Zerbini I, Alberti A, et al. [Environmental monitoring of infective risks in Italian dental offices]. Minerva Stomatol. 2002;51:319-26 pubmed
    Bacterial contamination in dental offices plays a primary role in the evaluation of infective risks for patients and dental personnel...
  15. Toothaker R, Ashcraft D, Soultanis I, Chang M. A custom-fabricated device for chairside organization of multiple implant components. J Prosthodont. 2003;12:143-5 pubmed
    ..This article describes the fabrication and use of a custom chairside implant components organizer. ..
  16. Merry A, Edwards D. Disability part 1: the disability discrimination act (1995)--implications for dentists. Br Dent J. 2002;193:199-201 pubmed
    ..In this paper, the first of a series of three, we outline the DDA and how it affects dentists in general practice. ..
  17. Beazoglou T, Heffley D, Brown L, Bailit H. The importance of productivity in estimating need for dentists. J Am Dent Assoc. 2002;133:1399-404 pubmed
    ..PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. Since productivity generally increases over time, failure to account for changes in productivity can lead to an overestimation of the number of dentists required for any given level of demand for dental services. ..
  18. Conti A, Delbon P, Laffranchi L, Paganelli C, De Ferrari F. HIV-positive status and preservation of privacy: a recent decision from the Italian Data Protection Authority on the procedure of gathering personal patient data in the dental office. J Med Ethics. 2012;38:386-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Garante per la Protezione dei Dati Personali) stated their formal opinion on a standard procedure in dental offices involving the submission of a questionnaire that includes the patient's health status...
  19. Noffke C, Snyman A, Smit E, Chabikuli C. Design of an x-ray room for a dental practice. SADJ. 2006;61:292-4, 296 pubmed
    ..The aim of this article is to provide dental practitioners with guidelines and recommendations on X-ray room designs in order to facilitate radiation control and safe working conditions for radiation workers as well as the public. ..
  20. Behr M, Rosentritt M, Leibrock A, Schneider Feyrer S, Handel G. Finishing and polishing of the ceromer material Targis. Lab-side and chair-side methods. J Oral Rehabil. 1999;26:1-6 pubmed
    ..the lab-side-methods 2 and 3 and the chair-side-method 5 can be recommended for finishing and polishing the new ceromer material Targis. ..
  21. Hogan C. Changes in New York law broaden rights of disabled patients. N Y State Dent J. 2008;74:6-7 pubmed
  22. Casals Peidró E, Otero Romero S, Cuenca Sala E. Prevalence of smoking among dentists in Catalonia--Spain (2006) . Literature review of smoking cessation practices in the dental office. Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal. 2008;13:E671-7 pubmed
  23. Messieha Z, Guirguis S, Hanna S. Bispectral index monitoring (BIS) as a guide for intubation without neuromuscular blockade in office-based pediatric general anesthesia: a retrospective evaluation. Anesth Prog. 2011;58:3-7 pubmed publisher
    ..7. There were no complications encountered. A BIS mean value of 34.7 provided adequate intubation conditions without muscle relaxation in office-based pediatric anesthesia without complications. ..
  24. Waldman H. Pennsylvania dental establishments in 2001. Pa Dent J (Harrisb). 2004;71:27-30 pubmed
    ..Dental establishment "average" employee salaries ranged from $17,400 to more than $37,100 in the various counties. The need to monitor dental establishment activities beyond the confines of one's own facility is emphasized. ..
  25. Crafton B, Lofft A. Opening a new office: the dentist's personal frontier. J Am Dent Assoc. 2006;137:81-5 pubmed
    ..The professional team will provide invaluable assistance to the dentist, enabling him or her to avoid major financial, legal, logistic and real estate-related pitfalls inherent in establishing or moving a dental practice. ..
  26. Vancleave A, Jones J, McGlothlin J, Saxen M, Sanders B, Walker L. Factors involved in dental surgery fires: a review of the literature. Anesth Prog. 2014;61:21-5 pubmed publisher
  27. Palenik C, Miller C. Creating the position of office safety coordinator. Dent Assist. 2002;71:10-4 pubmed
  28. Chung W. Anesthesia equipment for the oral and maxillofacial surgery practice. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2013;25:373-83, v pubmed publisher
  29. Pacheco K, Tarlo S. Work-related asthma: a case-based approach to management. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2011;31:729-46, vi pubmed publisher
    ..This article discusses the approaches that may be taken for patients with different forms of work-related asthma. ..
  30. Checchi L, Montevecchi M, Moreschi A, Graziosi F, Taddei P, Violante F. Efficacy of three face masks in preventing inhalation of airborne contaminants in dental practice. J Am Dent Assoc. 2005;136:877-82 pubmed
    ..Dentists should be aware that a certified particulate respirator can provide them with superior filtering protection. ..
  31. Chaari N, Kerkeni A, Saadeddine S, Neffati F, Khalfallah T, Akrout M. [Mercury impregnation in dentists and dental assistants in Monastir city, Tunisia]. Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2009;110:139-44 pubmed publisher
  32. Liu P, Essig M. Panorama of dental CAD/CAM restorative systems. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2008;29:482, 484, 486-8 passim pubmed
    ..Operational components, methodologies, and restorative materials used with common CAD/CAM systems are discussed. Research data and clinical studies are presented to substantiate the clinical performance of these systems. ..
  33. Lepere A, Finn J, Jacobs I. Efficacy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation performed in a dental chair. Aust Dent J. 2003;48:244-7 pubmed
    ..Dentists are encourage to regularly update their CPR knowledge and skills, including the practice of CPR in the dental chair. ..
  34. Townsend J, Hagan J, Smiley M. Use of local anesthesia during dental rehabilitation with general anesthesia: a survey of dentist anesthesiologists. Anesth Prog. 2014;61:11-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The majority of respondents favor the use of local anesthesia during dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia. ..
  35. PORTEOUS N, Sun Y, Dang S, Schoolfield J. A comparison of 2 laboratory methods to test dental unit waterline water quality. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2013;77:206-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Microbial counts were underestimated on SimPlate(TM) compared with R2A, and the results indicated a poor correlation between the 2 methods. ..
  36. Schumann T. "Moments of truth": how does your practice stack up?. J Mich Dent Assoc. 2006;88:18 pubmed
  37. Haas D. Management of medical emergencies in the dental office: conditions in each country, the extent of treatment by the dentist. Anesth Prog. 2006;53:20-4 pubmed
  38. Jevon P. Defibrillation in the dental practice. Br Dent J. 2012;213:233-5 pubmed publisher
    ..This article looks at the importance of the AED and the dental practice in emergency resuscitation, and national guidelines. ..
  39. Olabi N, Jones J, Saxen M, Sanders B, Walker L, Weddell J, et al. The use of office-based sedation and general anesthesia by board certified pediatric dentists practicing in the United States. Anesth Prog. 2012;59:12-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Less than 20% administer IV sedation, 20 to 40% use a dentist anesthesiologist, and 60 to 70% would use dentist anesthesiologists if one were available. ..
  40. Ring M. Dental postcards XXIII. At the Dentist. J Hist Dent. 2003;51:4 pubmed
  41. Davidowitz G, Kotick P. The use of CAD/CAM in dentistry. Dent Clin North Am. 2011;55:559-70, ix pubmed publisher
    ..It also provides information on the advantages and disadvantages, describes the main products available, discusses how to incorporate the new technology into your practice, and addresses future applications. ..
  42. Wagner I. Cognitive ergonomics in the clinical work situation. Int J Comput Dent. 2002;5:119-23 pubmed
  43. Unthank M. Designing your office for technology. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004;135 Suppl:24S-29S pubmed
    ..A dentist's practice must be planned to accommodate networks of systems hidden below floors, above ceilings and within walls, as well as to support and connect diverse technology items throughout the office. ..
  44. Schoenbaum T. Dentistry in the digital age: an update. Dent Today. 2012;31:108, 110, 112-3 pubmed
  45. Edelman H. Nitrous oxide. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004;135:410, 412; discussion 412 pubmed
  46. Watkins C, Ettinger R, Cowen H, Qian F, Dawson D. Iowa dentists' involvement in care for patients who are homebound. Spec Care Dentist. 2012;32:251-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest an increased sense of professional or community responsibility among these older Iowa dentists. Education efforts may increase homebound care and more involvement of younger dentists. ..
  47. Buffington R. Medical gas and medical vacuum system maintenance. Tex Dent J. 2006;123:614-5 pubmed
  48. Opeodu O, Adeyemi B. Undiagnosed diabetes mellitus: a survey of dental outpatients in a tertiary hospital. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2013;42:39-45 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, routine screening for diabetes mellitus amongst patients aged 45 years and above may reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. ..
  49. Kitchener M, Mertz E. Professional projects and institutional change in healthcare: the case of American dentistry. Soc Sci Med. 2012;74:372-380 pubmed publisher
    ..g., access to services). Second, we provide an account of the agency of dental hygienists' attempts to secure the APH model as part of their professionalization project. ..
  50. Palenik C. OSAP. Meeting your infection control needs. Dent Today. 2003;22:54 pubmed
  51. da Mata A, Marques D. A novel technique for in-office bleaching with a 6% hydrogen peroxide paint-on varnish. Eur J Esthet Dent. 2006;1:70-7 pubmed
    ..In-office bleaching with the use of paint-on varnishes seems to be effective, safe, and well accepted by patients, offering a viable alternative to high-peroxide-concentration in-office procedures. ..
  52. Palenik C. Environmental surface asepsis. Dent Today. 2005;24:122, 124 pubmed
    ..When carried out effectively, both practitioners and patients are protected from exposure to microorganisms that transmit disease and cause illness. ..
  53. Lewis C. The advantages of paperless operation. J Clin Orthod. 2006;40:299-305 pubmed