dental amalgam


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Noun1.dental amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teethdental amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
alloy, metal - a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"
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But the article also pointed out that Dentsply "produces many affordable, high-quality alternatives to dental amalgam.
For example, the intermetallic compound dental amalgam may contain approximately 4.
Consumers can find information about dental amalgam, or silver fillings, on ADA ONLINE, the ADA's site on the World Wide Web, at http://www.
Approximately 50 percent of mercury entering local waste treatment plants comes from dental amalgam waste, according to EPA.
While dental amalgam has been used in dentistry for years, it contains mercury, which can release potentially harmful vapors when the filling is damaged or removed.
The interviewer asked: "Does [child's name] have any dental amalgam (silver-colored) fillings?
Past due and withdrawn from the use of chemicals, cytotoxic and cytostatic drugs other than those listed and classified dental amalgam waste to waste codes 18 01 06 * - 18 01 10 *.
The report, entitled, " New science challenges old notion that mercury dental amalgam is safe," identifies several common genetic variants that convey susceptibility to mercury poisoning.
Toxic metal exposure from dental amalgam fillings may contribute to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia in some people, according to a 2014 review led by Janet K.
The Minamata Convention requires parties to "phase down the use of dental amalgam.
The theme of the program was "Mercury Dental Amalgam use in KPKEnvironmental & Health Impacts", on the occasion Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Environmental Protection Director General Bashir Khan said that the mercury toxic is a big threat to the environment and mostly common people including doctors were not aware from it that how they were vulnerable to the toxic of mercury.