M.A.R.S Blog Series on Correcting Misinformation about the EPA Regulation – Introduction

It saddens M.A.R.S to say it has been brought to our attention that some of our competitors have been misleading the Dental Industry about our products. It is almost getting tiresome having to write more blogs to correct the intentional misinformation released to Dental Professionals.

It is M.A.R.S’ hope that our weekly blogs provide some beacon of truth to the dental industry. In past blogs, we have debunked a plethora of wrong information regarding the EPA regulation, amalgam separators, the LibertyBOSS, and evacuation line cleaners. The following are some links to other blogs M.A.R.S has written over the years to clarify wrong information spread throughout the dental industry.

  • Amalgam separators have to be changed once a year or when it’s full whichever comes first.” An untrue statement which was the result of a dental association misinterpreting the EPA regulation. An amalgam separator is to be maintained to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Having any amalgam separator will keep you compliant.” Compliance is subjective, local regulators have the legal right to supersede the EPA regulation and require stricter standards. Also, if an amalgam separator is not maintained to manufacturer specifications a Dental Practice can be found non-compliant. Be sure to read the user manuals of your amalgam separator tour sure you are performing the regular maintenance and inspections required by your system.
  • If you have an amalgam separator installed before June 14, 2017, you are grandfathered into compliance.” Unfortunately, this is another misinformed statement made by a Dental Association who misinterpreted the EPA regulations. You are allowed to keep the amalgam separator if it were installed before June 14, 2017, as long as it meets your local standards. If your local regulator determines that your amalgam separator does not meet the local standards, they have every legal right to make you buy better technology.

 

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Today is the introduction blog to a series highlighting three more recent fables we have heard from dental professionals regarding the M.A.R.S products and the amalgam separator industry.

The three corrections we will be making during this series are;

  • “The M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS is not legal in the United States because it is Canadian made, which have different standards”
  • ” The M.A.R.S LibertyBOSS is too large to ship for recycling”
  • “M.A.R.S evacuation line cleaners will void the warranty of the LibertyBOSS”