Norway Bans Dental Amalgam

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

According to an artilcle on the website of the American Dental Association, Norway has acted to discontinue the use of dental amalgam.  The action was part of a sweeping effort to restrict the use of mercury and was done so largely for environmental reasons.  Sweeden evidently may have taken similar action.

At DesertSmiles we discontinued the use of dental amalgam over ten years ago over similar concerns for our patients.  As we strive to provide the finest in Glendale restorative and cosmetic dentistry, we feel composite and porcelain restorations are not only more aesthetic in appearance but are more biocompatible.  With their bonded placement to tooth structure we also feel they add more strength to our patients teeth.

For more information on restorative or cosmetic dentistry in the Phoenix and Glendale, Arizona areas contact Dr. Donald Wilcox DDS at DesertSmiles, 602-978-1790, or visit