Amalgam Separator Requirement: Five Things to Know

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Date:  February 27, 2020
Price:  Complimentary
Two Times Offered:  8:00am-9:00am EST
12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

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Dentists discharge approximately 5.1 tons of mercury each year to publicly owned treatment works (POTWs); most of this mercury is subsequently released to the environment. In order to address this issue, the EPA has finalized the dental effluent guidelines to address mercury disposal in dental practices. The rule, which was effective July 14 will require some dental practices to implement an amalgam separator and other mercury reduction practices by July 14, 2020.


  • Discuss the actions required by the rule
  • Recall exemptions to the regulation
  • Discuss record keeping requirements

Grab your lunch and join this complimentary webinar to hear what this means for your dental practice!


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Presenter: Karen Gregory

Karen has over 20 years’ of experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. She is passionate about both employee and patient safety, and takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.

Karen is currently the Director of Compliance and Education for Total Medical Compliance where she develops compliance materials in addition to training consultants, as well as clients. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and at conferences nationwide on OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control.

Continuing Education

Total Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Total Medical Compliance designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits. Entire course must be attended in full; no partial credit will be awarded.

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