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Dental Amalgam course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eIntegrity for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session describes the constituents, preparation, handling, clinical applications and disposal of dental amalgam.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the different types of dental amalgam available and their varying properties
  • Describe the common clinical applications of dental amalgam
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of dental amalgam as a restorative material
  • Discuss the legislation surrounding the correct disposal of the material
  • List the potential health-related effects of dental amalgam

Modern amalgams are considered to be alloys, which result from the mixture of mercury and other metals. Over the years, the constituents, their proportions and the particle size and shapes have been modified to make the resultant alloy’s properties more favourable.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • The history of amalgam as a restorative material
  • The constituents of dental amalgam
  • The means of preparation and insertion of the material into a tooth
Instructors / Speakers
Raj Dubal,
BDS, MFDS (Eng), Mclin Dent (Pros) MRD RCS(Ed), Associate Specialist in Restorative Dentistry (Prosthodontics)

Raj completed undergraduate training at The Royal London Hospital School Of Medicine and Dentistry, Whitechapel in 2001 then spent his vocational training year in a general dental practice setting in East Anglia. He completed three years of Senior House Officer Training at Cardiff Dental Hospital within the specialities of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry, after which he completed one year in NHS general practice as well as the specialist training programme in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics with distinction. He is currently working as an associate specialist in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics at Royal London Hospital School of Medicine and Dentistry, Whitechapel, London.

Dental Amalgam course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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