Scientific Committees

Final opinion on dental amalgam

Final Opinion on
The safety of dental amalgam and alternative dental restoration materials for patients and users

This opinion, which updates SCENIHR’s previous opinion of 2008, assesses the safety and effectiveness of both dental amalgam and possible alternatives, such as resin-based composites, glass ionomer cements, ceramics and gold alloys, by evaluating the scientific evidence on the potential association between amalgam and its alternatives, and allergies, neurological disorders or other adverse health effects.

 Final opinion