The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Dentists (KZBV) has criticized the European Union’s ban on dental fillings containing mercury from 2025. “A loss of dental amalgam will make the care of vulnerable patient groups much more difficult,” said KZBV CEO Martin Hendges to the editorial network Germany (RND).

Alternative materials “with sufficient evidence” are not currently available for all forms of care. According to Hendges, further research is needed to close this knowledge gap. However, that could take years. For amalgam will mercury used.

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