Minimize Amalgam Waste
Dental practices must follow best management practices to ensure the safe handling and disposal of amalgam waste.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the environmental impact of amalgam waste/mercury.
- Identify the primary routes amalgam waste/mercury can be introduced into the environment.
- List the best management practices for handling amalgam waste.
- Discuss the steps to minimize amalgam waste in a dental facility.
This course was published in the June 2016 issue and expires June 30, 2019. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.