AGD supports FDA ruling on dental amalgam

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) supports the U.S. FDA's ruling last week that dental amalgam is a safe and effective dental restorative material, the organization announced.

"The AGD has long supported amalgam as a safe and effective dental restorative material. The choice for restorative material is between the dentist and the prudent patient based on the treatment, needs, and wants," said AGD President David Halpern, D.M.D. "We are pleased with this ruling and will continue to encourage patients to talk with their general dentists about their concerns and questions related to dental amalgam, and we will offer educated guidance as well as assure patients of its safety."

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