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Categories: Waste Management

Author(s): Lisa Dowst-Mayo, RDH, BSDH, MHA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates over 5 tons of mercury and other metals present in dental amalgam are contaminating publicly owned treatment works (POTW). Due to...

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Categories: Waste Management

Author(s): Lisa Dowst-Mayo, RDH, BSDH, MHA

This second part of a 2-part series on amalgam waste management will dive deeper into the EPA ruling on amalgam waste management that went into effect in 2017. The dental industry continues to be the...

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Categories: Infection Prevention, Public Health, Waste Management

Author(s): John Comisi, Karen L. Comisi, CDA, FADAA

Amalgam has long been a standard dental material for direct restorative purposes. Its use has long had its champions and opponents.  Over the years the movement for the elimination of amalgam...

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Categories: Infection Prevention, Waste Management

Author(s): Jamie Falasz, RDH, Megan Solo

The EPA “Dental Rule” regulation on the proper handling of amalgam waste went into effect July 2020. It is widely known that the installation of an ISO 11143 Amalgam Separator is a key component of...

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Categories: Infection Prevention, Waste Management

Author(s): Dr. Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA

Dental amalgam has proved to be a durable restorative material. However, it also is a source, albeit a minor one, of the mercury released into the environment by human activity. Improper disposal of...

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00