1220.127.116.11 Dental Examination and Treatment Areas
When provided, the examination and treatment space shall be permitted to be a room or a patient care station in an open treatment area.
This space is required for each station in an open operatory or treatment area. A minimum of 3 feet (915 mm) clearance shall be provided along the full length of one side of the chair, the head of the chair, and between the cuspidor and the head of the chair on the other side for assisting dental staff.
At least one private consultation/treatment room shall be provided when pediatric patients are treated in a facility.
Each treatment room shall include a handwashing station. If treatment is provided at stations in an open operatory, a handwashing station may be permitted to serve two treatment stations.