The ADA works with lawmakers, regulators, public health officials, and others to safeguard patient access to the safest and most affordable and durable dental materials for their specific treatment needs. This includes the option to use dental amalgam, which the scientific community has extensively reviewed and affirmed to be a safe and effective restorative material.
Moreover, the ADA encourages dental offices to follow its Best Management Practices for Amalgam Waste, which will help reduce discharges of used amalgam into dental office wastewater.
Letters and Testimony
- February 19, 2015—Comments (PDF) on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to address the amount of dental amalgam released into wastewater systems.
- September 30, 2014—Statement on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to address the amount of dental amalgam released into wastewater systems.
- September 26, 2014—ADA News article on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rule to address the amount of dental amalgam released into wastewater systems. (Sidebar: House of Delegates principles for developing a national pretreatment standard for dental office wastewater.)
Letters and Testimony reflect the Association's position(s) on specific bills, regulations, and other policy issues, and are based on the major policies and positions (PDF) (Members Only) adopted by the ADA House of Delegates.
Dental Society Resources
Please visit the ADA State Issues page to learn how the ADA can help state and local dental societies advance their respective policy agendas.
For additional information or to request assistance, please contact the Department of State Government Affairs (DSGA) at 312.440.2525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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