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SDCEP Implementation Advice on Restricting the Use of Dental Amalgam in Specific Patient Groups – Publication

The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has recently published Implementation Advice on Restricting the Use of Dental Amalgam in Specific Patient Groups. This has been developed to facilitate the implementation of Article 10(2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/852 on Mercury. The advice aims to support dental professionals across the UK in interpreting and applying these environmentally-driven legal requirements and provides information on caries prevention, alternative caries management approaches and restorative materials to inform practitionersโ€™ clinical decision making.

The implementation advice, along with supporting tools including patient information, can be accessed via the SDCEP website.