What is the EPA ruling on amalgam? 

On June 14, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated specific pretreatment standards for discharges into publicly owned treatment works. This ruling means that most dental practices are required to control amalgam waste through the use of ISO-certified amalgam separators by July 14, 2020. New dental facilities (ownership change not included) that started operations after July 14, 2017, were required to comply immediately.

Support for CDA members 

While it’s critical to be informed of environmental regulations that impact your practice, it can seem challenging to stay ahead of regulatory compliance processes. CDA has Practice Support experts and online resources to help demystify the process so you can achieve compliance.

PureLife, a CDA Endorsed Program

CDA worked with PureLife on behalf of our members to help make capturing and disposing of amalgam waste easy and affordable. With the confidence of CDA's Endorsed Programs, PureLife's PureWay ECO II+ amalgam separator and scrap disposal services have been identified as offering the best total value. This CDA-endorsed suite of solutions is a simple, cost-effective way to stay ahead of 2020 requirements.