Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 15 November 2013 14:44
Dental amalgam won’t be going anywhere in the near future.
A US-signed treaty in regards to mercury recently was enacted, which will enable amalgam to continue to be used the way it has been in the dental profession. A Department of State official signed the Minamata Convention on Mercury on Nov. 6, allowing the United States to become a party to the convention. The document was originally scheduled to be signed on Oct. 10 in Japan but the US could not sign it at that point because of the government shutdown.
Ratification is subject to Senate approval.