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CDM Waste Management Guidelines

Extracted teeth may contain trace amounts of amalgam and therefore must be placed in the EH&S provided pre-labeled collection containers. Each container must be pre-filled with ½ inch of a 10% Bleach solution, which serves as a sterilant.

 

Waste COllection container

Figure 1 – Waste collection container for extracted teeth containing amalgam in CDM Clinic; container is managed by EH&S