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Dental Amalgam

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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.

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Prepared by: Division of Government and Public Affairs
Last Updated: August 25, 2017