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Introduction: Today, one of the most important environmental issues is dental solid wastes which have hazardous, toxic and pathogen agents and have special importance. The purpose of this study was to Evaluating the management of dental waste in private dental offices in the Sanandaj city in 2014.
Methods& materials: This is a descriptive - cross sectional study. The study population is the entire private dental offices of Sanandaj. The data were collected by a questionnair; consisted of 25 questions that were filled by visiting, interviews and observation. Finally, the results were
analyzed by spss softwere version 18.
Results: The results of this study showed that amount of domestic waste, infectious, chemicals and pharmaceutical and toxic were 45, 48.3, 5.7 and 1 respectively. Forty two percent of dental offices do not have a program to reduce their waste. In 80 percent of dental offices waste separation and isolation were performed. eghty six percent of dental amalgams were discharged directly into the sewer.
Conclusion: Based on these results we concluded that dental waste management situation in the city of Sanandaj is not satisfactory. Therefore, training dentists and related legislation to control waste management can be an effective step.