The European Commission asked its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) to provide a risk assessment on dental amalgam and alternatives such as resin-based composites, glass ionomer cements, ceramics and gold alloys to update the SCENIHR’s 2008 Opinion in light of new developments and data.


The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users
Rodríguez-Farre E, Testai E, Bruzell E, De Jong W, Schmalz G, Thomsen M, Hensten A
Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2016 Aug; 79: 108-9.
doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2015.12.015