SAFE AMALGAM REMOVAL
During amalgam removal, we supply the patient with an alternative oxygen source through a nasal cannula , we drape the patient, utilize a special “cleanup” high speed evacuator and employ the IQ Dental Flex Vac. The Dental Hg FlexVac is a mobile air cleaning system with a flexible suction duct. The system is designed to capture drill aerosols, abrasion powder and mercury vapors during dental procedures.
Hg IQ Dental Flex Vacuum Alternative Oxygen Source
Moist Draping Covers
Release Date: 09/27/2010
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today
announced it intends to propose a rule to reduce mercury waste from
dental offices. Dental amalgams, or fillings containing mercury, account
for 3.7 tons of mercury discharged from dental offices each year. The
mercury waste results when old mercury fillings are replaced with new
ones. The mercury in dental fillings is flushed into chair-side drains
and enters the wastewater systems.
Only 12 states and a few
municipalities require the removal of amalgam (mercury) filling material
from the dental water drains. In our state of the art facility , we
have installed a SolmeteX Amalgam Separator, to protect the environment
and to minimize the polluting effects into the Charlottesville
wastewater system, and The Amalgam Collector in the McLean Office.
SolmeteX Hg5 Amalgam Separator