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Mercury Vapor Release from Amalgam Restorations: An In Vitro Study

Girija Sajjan, Deepak Mehta

Citation Information : Sajjan G, Mehta D. Mercury Vapor Release from Amalgam Restorations: An In Vitro Study. World J Dent 2010; 1 (2):79-84.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1016

Published Online: 01-09-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Dental amalgam has served as an excellent and versatile restorative material for more than 150 years despite periods of controversies. If we were to believe the opinions of some of the last decade, dental amalgam would not survive as a restorative material into the 21st century. Various forces at work seemed to doom it to extinction.

The aim of the present study is to further characterize the factors that contribute to elemental mercury vapor exposure and to recommend how the practicing dentist can best minimize exposure in the practice setting.

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