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What are the two greatest risks of mercury in the dental office?

1. Greatest risk is to office staff from Mercury vapor. Mercury evaporates at room temperature & the lungs aborb most of the vapor. Mercury toxicity affects the kidneys & the CNS.
2. Mercury in the env't.


What are the 2 basic particle shapes of amalgam & what three types of alloys are they used to make?

Particle shapes:
1. Lathe cut
2. Spherical
Alloy types:
1. Lathe cut
2. Spherical
3. Admixed


What is the biggest concern patients have with amalgam?