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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.
  • The EPA final rule on amalgam separators is effective as of July 14, 2017, and the date for compliance is July 14, 2020.
  • Introduction
  • Amalgam Waste Best Management Practices
  • Amalgam Separators
  • References
  • ADA Resources
Prepared by: Center for Scientific Information, ADA Science Institute
Last Updated: September 14, 2017


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