Reducing Dental Mercury Discharge in Missoula, Montana: Collaborative Opportunities

by Silberberger, Jamie Elaine

Abstract (Summary)
The purpose of this paper is to provide assistance in developing a program to control the release of dental mercury amalgam in Missoula, Montana. To do this, three research components were carried out. The first consisted of a survey to determine whether Missoula dentists are following the American Dental Associations (ADA) recommended Best Management Practices (BMPs) for mercury amalgam waste. The second component involved interviewing local dentists in an effort to include their voice in the process, as well as to determine what may motivate them to comply with a dental mercury control program. The final component of research involved developing and analyzing three case studies of municipalities that have designed and implemented a successful BMP program that can be used to help guide the development of a program in Missoula.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Robin Saha

School:The University of Montana

School Location:USA - Montana

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:environmental studies


Date of Publication:07/23/2007

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