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Facility Requirements

Dental procedures result in aerosolized bacteria and particulate matter. Using a dedicated space is recommended for nonsterile dental procedures. The dedicated dental space must be separate from the sterile surgical suite and needs to be placed in a low-traffic area. New practices and those planning on remodeling should incorporate a separate dental suite into the blueprint.

Appropriate ventilation and anesthetic scavenging systems must also be used. Low-heat, high-intensity lighting, and equipment for magnifying the target area are required to adequately and safely visualize the oral cavity and its structures. The operating table must allow for drainage and be constructed of impervious, cleanable material.

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