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2018 Dental

  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 1:30 PM
    Message # 6294023
    I am working on creating forms and checklists for the 2018 edition concerning Dental Cat. 1, 2 & 3 and have been coming across a lot of items which are "missing".  

    I am unable to find reference to the location of dental exhausts.  The previous versions required it to be outside along with other requirements for distances, elevations, sizes etc...The 2018 appears to be silent here.  Am I missing something.  This seems to be a pretty big safety concern.

    In a related matter, the intake location requirements for Dental Air is also gone.  

    Has anyone else built these forms/checklists and come across related safety concerns which were either forgotten or removed?


  • Thursday, June 07, 2018 4:01 PM
    Reply # 6294712 on 6294023

    In an attempt to be more specific, where can the "Dental Vacuum" exhaust be plumbed to in a Category 2 or 3 system?

    Where can the intake be for a "Dental Air" in a Cat 2 or 3 System?


  • Friday, June 08, 2018 2:11 PM
    Reply # 6299369 on 6294023

     I agree I do not see anything in 2018 in regards to dental air intake and vacuum exhaust. 

  • Monday, June 11, 2018 8:16 AM
    Reply # 6303522 on 6294023


    I have sent this on to Dan Shoemaker, but FYI the NFPA cycle is open until June 28 - fixing this would be a great proposal.  I don't feel I have the expertise to do it alone.

  • Friday, June 15, 2018 7:43 PM
    Reply # 6315746 on 6294023
    Al Moon (Administrator)

    So again, I open The NFPA 99 for 2018 Edition:

    And wow weeeeee !

    On my first read of Chapter 15.

    I felt real good that NFPA made progress.

    But not now.


    I though that the meaning of a Category # 1, 2, 3. 

    Would be the same for both Chapters #5 and 15. (i.e. all of 99)

    After a second read / nooooo.

    Their are not the same.


    To start,  I find this.


    A patient can go to a Dental Chapter #15 Type Facility, and be given General or Deep Anesthesia and the Medical Air & Vacuum Systems, are only required to be a Simplex System.

    Will read for the 3rd time tonight.

    Last modified: Monday, June 18, 2018 6:41 AM | Al Moon (Administrator)

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