Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks
Public consultation on the SCENIHR preliminary report on
The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental
restoration materials for patients and users
The European Commission has requested the SCENIHR to prepare an opinion on the safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration
materials. The preliminary version of the opinion can be found here.
The SCENIHR has approved a preliminary report on the safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials to provide
the Commission with a sound scientific basis for developing and implementing policies on dental restoration materials. The report
addresses health effects and the safety of these materials for both patients and dental health professionals. It also addresses
the question whether certain populations, such as pregnant women or children are particularly at risk.
Interested parties are invited to send their comments on the preliminary opinion via the following website
A document with guidelines for submission of contributions, containing criteria for the public
consultation and guidance for submission can be found here.
Deadline for the submission of comments: 22 February 2008.
Please note that comments received after the deadline CANNOT be taken into account.
Please note that comments which do not relate to the scope of this public
consultation or do not comply with the criteria for these public consultations will not be considered.
More information on SCENIHR and the other Scientific Committees of the European
Commission can be found here
This consultation is in line with the procedures for stakeholder dialogue published on 15 September
2007 by the European Commission's Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General