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Dental Amalgamator

This discussion of the dental amalgamator outlines the debate over whether dental amalgam (the mercury alloy in dental fillings) should be used. Supporters claim that it is safe, effective and long-lasting while critics argue that claims have been made since the 1840s that amalgam is unsafe because it may cause mercury poisoning and other toxicity.


Those who are not opposed to the use of amalgam point out that it is safe, durable, relatively inexpensive, and easy to use. On average, amalgam lasts twice as long as resin composites, takes less time to place, is tolerant of saliva or blood contamination during placement (unlike composites), and is often about 20-30% less expensive. Consumer Reports has suggested that many who claim dental amalgam is not safe are “prospecting for disease” and using pseudoscience to scare patients into more lucrative treatment options.

Those opposed to amalgam use suggest that modern composites are improving in strength. In addition to their claims of possible health and ethical issues, opponents of dental amalgam fillings claim amalgam fillings contribute to mercury contamination of the environment. The World Health Organization reports that health care facilities, including dental offices, account for as much as 5% of total waste water mercury emissions.The WHO also points out that amalgam separators, installed in the waste water lines of many dental offices, dramatically decrease the release of mercury into the public sewer system.In the United States, most dental practices are prohibited from disposing amalgam waste down the drain. Critics also point to cremation of dental fillings as an additional source of air pollution, contributing about 1% of total global emissions.

Features You Can Depend on

Three-touch system -  for simplicity of operation

Ramps to seed quickly - goes from 0 to 4,800 cycles per minute immediately

Complete mixing - the 3,000 - 4,800 cpm speed range ensures the most complete mixing possible

Safe and easy - the capsule holder design makes loading and removal easy

Quiet operation -the smooth, quiet operation eliminates distraction and patient discomfort

Easy to disinfect - the color and protective gloss coating makes cleaning and disinfecting effortless