For action: Notice on the restrictions of use and disposal of dental amalgam

Please see link to letter below from the CDO  regarding the new European Union Regulation 2017/852 regarding the use and disposal of mercury. Specifically Article 10 of the regulation which introduces provisions that will need to be implemented by all dental professionals in the UK:


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The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) is a nationally recognised body that represents over 4,000 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists across the UK and beyond.

BSDHT maintain an on-going dialogue with the General Dental Council (GDC), the Departments of Health and all of the main groups representing dental care professionals, and attends meetings of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry, bringing dental hygiene and therapy to the attention of government ministers and MP’s.

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