Amalgam Recovery:

Advantra, Inc. offers solutions for large and small clients such as dentists, pharmacists and clinic facilities using state of the art retort services. Amalgam waste is found in a variety of locations within the dental practice. The most common is the chairside trap, which is typically changed weekly. Other waste amalgam items include: leftover or spend amalgam, removed teeth with amalgam fillings, empty amalgam capsules, and vacuum trap containers located by the vacuum pump. Even if a dental practice claims to be amalgam free, they can still generate waste amalgam from removed teeth and from chairside and vacuum pump traps. Ai has a team of experts to resolve even the most difficult mercury disposal problems. Ai provides a mailback UN/DOT approved storage and shipping container as well as a pre-paid shipping label.

The American Dental Association (ADA) has updated its best management practices for the disposal of dental amalgam waste to include the use of separators, collection devices installed in dental office plumbing to capture and remove at least 95 percent of solid waste particles before they enter the sewer system. The use of separators will allow greater recycling and reduce the amount of amalgam, which contains mercury, entering wastewater treatment plants.

Dental offices using ADAbest management practices already capture about 80 percent of waste amalgam. Adding separators to that regimen would increase the amount of captured amalgam to at least 95 percent. The additional amalgam captured by the separator would otherwise have been captured downstream by the municipal wastewater treatment plant. However, treatment plant waste is often incinerated; amalgam captured by separators can be recycled. Ai consultant can assist your facility with the best system for your facilities needs.