News Dental Mercury Regulations

MassDEP announces important new deadlines for dental facilities.
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New certification deadlines

MassDEP announces the following important changes in the Dental Amalgam/Mercury Program. These changes were made to 310 CMR 73.00, Amalgam Wastewater and Recycling Regulations for Dental Facilities, and go into effect as of September 9, 2016.

  • New Deadlines for Certifications:  Instead of being due every five years, Certification Forms are now due every two years on March 31st of every even-numbered year. This coincides with the biennial dental license renewal to the Division of Health Professions Licensure.
  • Change in Certification Fee Change:  The certification fee has changed from a total of $460 every five years to $200 every two years.

For more information regarding forms, deadlines and other requirements, please see MassDEP’s guide below.

If you have further questions, please contact the dental helpline at (617) 292-5647 and leave your name, phone number and a brief message, or email the dental program at

Thank you for your efforts in helping protect the groundwater and surface water sources in Massachusetts.

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