Environmental Issues Advisory Group
The Environmental Issues Advisory Group has made great strides in increasing Pennsylvania dentists’ awareness of environmental issues. In early 2001 PDA published and distributed to all Pennsylvania member and non-member dentists a copy of the Waste Management Guidelines. The guidelines detail typical waste streams identified in the practice of dentistry and procedures for handling and disposing of these wastes. A revised edition of the guidelines was distributed to all practicing PDA members in February 2007. The advisory group also developed an Amalgam Waste Flow Chart for your reference (PDF file).
To learn more about the Environmental Issues Advisory Group, contact Kathleen Kennedy, staff moderator, at (717) 234-5941, ext. 102.