The March to Mercury-Free Dentistry in Asian Nation

World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, the international coalition of organizations from six continents, is dedicated to ending dental mercury use. This global campaign now focuses on three main targets, which include stopping dental amalgam to nursing mothers and children by 2018, phasing out mercury amalgam by 2020 and bringing modification in dental school/college curriculum based on the country situation by 2020. Asian NGOs gathered at a summit in Dhaka in 2014 and adopted the Dhaka CSO Declaration for Mercury-Free Dentistry in Asia. The summit was a turning point of this campaign in Asia. The Asian countries came forward hand in hand with civil society organizations, dental professional organizations, dental institutions and government. This report contains the achievements of Asia following the collective decision of the summit.

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