Valuable discussion about mercury-free dentistry and legislation at ESDO consultation on 14 March, 2015

Environment and Social Development Organization- ESDO in collaboration with Asian Center for Environmental Health jointly hosted a consultation for the discussion of: alternative dental amalgam curriculum; development of guidelines for the control of, supply and manufacture of mercury amalgam; the management of mercury waste, and for the ultimate elimination of mercury from dentistry on a national scale.

In association with World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (WAMFD) the consultation titled “Legislation & Alternative Curriculum towards Mercury Free Dentistry” was held yesterday, March 14, 2015, Saturday, at 10:30 am at Taj Lily Green, House #751, 11th Floor, Satmasjid Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.

ESDO highlighted the following recommendations during the consultation:

Make it an immediate priority to stop the use of mercury amalgam in the treatment of children and pregnant women to be end
Develop an alternative dental curriculum with a specific chapter on the dental restoration process of amalgam, its harm to dental staff, patients and the environment and safe removal procedure of existing amalgam filling by the end of 2015.
Ratify Minamata Convention as soon as possible and impose import ban of Mercury.
Pass national regulation to ban the use, import and sell of mercury amalgam by 2016.
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