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(Science: dentistry) a soft metal which results from an alloy of a metal with mercury. Commonly used as a silver-tin or copper alloy in dentistry for fillings.

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Amalgam in and out of body

I'm in dental assisting school. We've been discussing amalgam restorations. The hazzards of handling amalgam. One of the questions that came up was: "Why is it "safe" to have amalgam restorations in the mouth but it's very hazardous and ...

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by ohiolighthouse
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Amalgam in and out of body
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