Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • List the ramifications and the health hazards of amalgam in both the elemental and methylmercury (CH₃Hg) forms.
  • List the physical signs of a possible mercury saturation within the body.
  • Discuss the proper techniques in amalgam removal from the mouth.
  • Name the countries who have banned the use of amalgam in tooth restorations.
  • List the states within the United States mentioned in this course who require that patients be informed about restorative materials and the choices of these materials.
  • Discuss the new legislation requiring amalgam separators in 2020.