With patients increasingly aware of amalgam’s mercury content, dentists opting for less invasive procedures and safer workplaces, and the Minamata Convention on Mercury requiring each nation to reduce its amalgam use, dental amalgam is entering its twilight years.
Most dental offices in the United States are now required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to install and use amalgam separators to dispose of mercury. To help dental practices transition to this technology by the July 14, 2020 deadline, the EPA is now offering online resources including background information, FAQs, requirements, and documents.
Information about “Silver Amalgam” Fillings, Our Protocol for Removing Them, and Basics Regarding Their Replacement
by Robert P. McBride, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.