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Oral Health Topics

Amalgam Separators and Waste Best Management

Key Points

  • Dentists are encouraged to follow dental best management practices for amalgam waste handling and disposal.
  • Use of ISO 11143-compliant amalgam separators is recommended.
  • EPA final rule on amalgam separators was released on December 15, 2016.  January 2017 update: The amalgam separator rule (as well as other pending rules) has been suspended by the Trump Administration to give administration officials an opportunity to review.

  • Introduction
  • Amalgam Waste Best Management Practices
  • Amalgam Separators
  • References
  • ADA Resources
Prepared by: Center for Scientific Information, ADA Science Institute
Last Updated: January 26, 2017


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