By Michael D. Fleming, DDS

This article was published in the February 2013 edition of “DentalTown” Magazine

There is a no greater challenge in dentistry these days than accurately predicting the future of dental amalgam use and FDA regulation. Given the more restrictive trends in federal and international regulatory policy with respect to mercury in general, and dental amalgam mercury in particular, it is very timely to address the current state of amalgam regulation, discuss common misconceptions in the ongoing amalgam safety debate and offer recommendations for future amalgam use.