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Managing the Phase-Down of Amalgam: Part II. Implications for Practising Arrangements and Lessons From Norway.


The Minamata Treaty necessitates a phase-down in the use of dental amalgam. With overall plans to ban the use of certain mercury containing products by 2020, such as light bulbs and cosmetics, the likely trend towards a phase-out of amalgam in coming years is obvious. This development will have a significant effect on the clinical practice of dentistry in the UK. In shifting to preventatively orientated, patient-centred, minimally interventive care, based on modern approaches to the application of tooth-coloured restorative systems, much can be learnt from the experience of banning the use of dental amalgam in Norway.

BDJ Article.


The information on this website is not intended to, and does not, in anyway, constitute medical advice. The material is provided for information purposes only. It is based upon the Authors’ personal experiences. Please consult your qualified medical professional. Anyone considering removal of their amalgam fillings should be aware that the process is DANGEROUS as it releases highly toxic mercury vapour. It should only be undertaken by an experienced mercury-free dentist using full IAOMT protocols in order to minimise the risk of exposure to mercury.