National Alliance For Mercury Free Dentistry



National Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry (an initiative of OSVSWA) has been established during April 2014 with the aim to phase-out mercury amalgam from the dental practice. The alliance work in line with the Asian Center for Environmental Health based at Dhaka and the World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry based at Washington DC.

Our Goal:
Protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic releases of mercury and mercury compounds.

We Aim to:
  Reduce amalgam usage as a filling material by dental practitioners and dental institutions
  Build consumer awareness about the ill effects of mercury amalgam and sensitize people about various safe and cosmetically superior alternatives as a replacement of mercury amalgam in dentistry,
  Convince the Dental Council and Dental Associations to update the existing dental curriculum by giving more stress safe and effective environmental friendly alternatives to mercury amalgam,
  Convince the Federal and State Governments to modify their programs favoring mercury amalgam alternatives as well as safe management of mercury wastes,
  Prioritize the more vulnerable groups like children, pregnant / nursing women and to have the policy of NO MERCURY usage in dentistry in these two groups,
  Continue work to make clinics and hospitals amalgam‐free,
  More focus at the rural India especially at district and taluka level to educate the dentists in these area about the usage of safer alternatives to mercury amalgam,
  Conduct various school dental programs to stop the use of mercury amalgam for their dental fillings,
  Work towards encouraging and supporting the usage of alternatives which are safe and environmental friendly and to have the curtail costs of alternatives,
  Make the state and country aware of Mercury Free Dentistry.

Leadership



Advisory Board



Management Committee

Contact address:

National Alliance for mercury Free Dentistry
(The Secretariat Hosted by OSVSWA)
Plot No. 502/1, Lane-9, Mallick Complex
Jagamara, Bhubaneswar 751030, Odisha, India
Phone: +91-9692830805
E-mail: nationalallianceonMFD@gmail.com
Dr Suhana Shabnam, General Dentist,
Practicing Mercury Free Dentistry at OSVSWAs (National Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry) own setup/clinic /branch office at Cuttack, Odisha