Safety of Acid Etch

Discussion in 'Dental Archive' started by Mary Beth Hagen, Dec 26, 2003.

  1. Since acid etch is made of phosphoric acid, and phosphoric acid can burn the
    skin and damage the eyes, how safe is it for this compound to be used
    routinely with dental patients, even young children, with no visible
    safeguards or protection for the patient? Do mishaps occasionally occur
    where patients go in for something as innocuous as a filling and actually
    get facial burns or eye damage from this stuff?

    Mary Beth Hagen
     
    Mary Beth Hagen, Dec 26, 2003
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  2. Mary Beth Hagen wrote:
    While it is unlikely it would splash in the patient's eyes because of
    where it is used, it is definitely a risk for dental personnel, and
    would be irritating. Care should always be exercised, esp. when being
    syringed from the tooth to prevent splashing. I haven't seen any soft
    tissue reactions to it, though I couldn't discount some people being
    particularly sensitive. I haven't seen any problems though, and I've
    been using it for many years.

    Steve
     
    Steven Bornfeld, Dec 26, 2003
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  3. My number one rule when teaching -- safety! Thanks for reminding us.
    Biggest danger is when the lumen is plugged ,,,,,,


    Joel

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    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Dec 26, 2003
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  4. Mary Beth Hagen

    Peter Meiers Guest

    Steven Fawks wrote:
    Is it used in a dental office nowadays?


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    Peter Meiers, Dec 26, 2003
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  5. Yup, for silanation.

    (Etching porcelain and repairing same).


    Joel

    On Fri, 26 Dec 2003 18:48:57 +0100, Peter Meiers <>
    wrote:
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    Joel M. Eichen, .
    Philadelphia PA

    DISCLAIMER FOLLOWS:

    *********

    Dental health-related material
    is provided for information purposes
    only and does not necessarily
    represent endorsement by or an official
    position of the SciMedDentistry gang
    or any other official agency either
    actual or fictitious or Steve Mancuso.

    Advice on the treatment or care
    of an individual patient should
    be obtained through consultation
    with a dentist who has examined
    that patient or is familiar with
    that patient's dental history.

    STANDARD DISCLAIMER
     
    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S., Dec 26, 2003
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  6. Mary Beth Hagen

    Peter Meiers Guest

    Joel M. Eichen D.D.S. wrote:
    Thank you for the info. What concentration is used here?

    Peter

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    Peter Meiers, Dec 26, 2003
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  7. Mary Beth Hagen

    Peter Meiers Guest

    Steven Fawks wrote:
    Thank you for the reply.

    Best,
    Peter


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    Peter Meiers, Dec 27, 2003
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  8. Mary Beth Hagen

    carabelli Guest

    "Steven Fawks" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    Here in the *City* (another subject, St. Louis thinks they are the Gateway
    to the East - everybody east of there thinks the opposite) there are a bunch
    of cowboys that can't wait to get that damn PVC or whatever crown on before
    they close the books for the month.

    I hate having to use that stuff, but if you want to put a bracket on
    porcelain...........

    carabelli
     
    carabelli, Dec 28, 2003
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