Dental Professionals can all agree; it is hard to find trusted allies who are looking out for your best interest in the Dental Industry. Above all, dentistry is a business, we are all striving to succeed, and it is the matter of finding the right partnerships to allow each participant to assist each other in their success. When a Dentist finds a Service Technician who they can trust their entire business with; it is usually a relationship that lasts an entire career. But just because your Service Technician is knowledgeable and trustworthy, does that mean they know the best way to keep your Dental Practice EPA compliant?
EPA Regulation Confusion
The EPA Dental Regulation is complicated and has been misinterpreted by many companies and organizations. Even the American Dental Association, a reliable resource in the Dental Industry, was found by the EPA releasing misinformation about the Regulation. Further confusing the Dental Industry and some Water Treatment Plant Inspectors. The muddying of waters has many Dental Professionals confused about becoming compliant with the EPA Regulation. The confusion has left many Dentists turning to their trusted Service Technician for the right answers.
The truth is, most Service Technicians are given very little training and education on amalgam separator maintenance, let alone EPA compliance. The lack of education and understanding on the required support of amalgam separators is why major North American cities, like the City of Toronto, has found that roughly 70% of Dental Practices with an amalgam separator are non-compliant due to lack of maintenance. In most cases, those Service Technicians who have received some training on amalgam separators would most likely only be focused on the systems available through their company. This narrow focused training does not give your Service Technician the required expertise to effectively provide Dentists with the best options for EPA Regulation compliance.
Dental Industry’s Service Technician Professionals-M.A.R.S Certified Amalgam Separator Specialists
M.A.R.S recognizes and celebrates many of the Dental Industry’s Service Technician Professionals for their integrity, dedication to their customers, and knowledge of the vast array of dental products and equipment. Like Dentists, M.A.R.S has to be selective about whom we choose to partner with and whom we trust our business and our customers. All M.A.R.S Distributors are M.A.R.S Certified Amalgam Separator Specialists as they receive specialized training on all amalgam separators, evacuation line cleaners, and EPA Dental Regulation compliance. We need to ensure that any company who carries the M.A.R.S brand of products are well educated in EPA Regulation compliance to keep our members of the M.A.R.S Family of Environmentally Friendly Dental Practices compliant and safe.
If the company your trusted Service Technician works with is not a M.A.R.S distributor, they are not a M.A.R.S Certified Amalgam Separator Specialist. You can have your Service Technician contact M.A.R.S to inquire about our Certification Course. Having a Service Technician certified in amalgam separator compliance will ensure your Dental Practice will exceed all Local and Federal Regulations.