A couple of weeks ago I posted about how the EPA would soon be requiring Amalgam separators. Now comes info from Kerr and DRNA (the company I use) about helping dentists to have the necessary equipment to be in compliance. Read on for the details.
Broader commitment to environmental responsibility underscored by dual focus on equipment and education for the dental community.
January 2, 2017 – Understanding that any successful transition requires the right equipment and the necessary education, Kerr is partnering with Dental Recycling of North America, Inc. (DRNA) to support dental practices through information, training, documentation and equipment.
RecyleAmalgamWaste.com — a new site hosted by DRNA — builds on the organization’s successful relationship with Kerr to provide resources exclusively for Kerr customers. These include:
- A complete checklist of key points regarding compliance with the new EPA regulations, including FAQ’s
- A list of future dates of DRNA webinars on the new EPA regulations
- An update on disposal and recycling policies of Evac-u-Traps™ and chairside Pinnacle™ traps, as well as the best solutions for compliance
- Offices can also sign up for the Free Environmental Compliance report which is sent out via email on a monthly basis
DRNA will also make available — at no cost — an eight-hour continuing education course that walks dental offices through compliance requirements. Valued at $299, “Public Health, the Environment and Dentistry: From Policy to Clinical Practice,” offers a comprehensive understanding of the EPA regulation, set to be issued in June 2016. Created by Dr. Al Frost, a dentist, epidemiologist, public health specialist and Vice President for Clinical and Scientific Affairs for DRNA, the course guides clinicians through the changing EPA landscape. It offers a thorough understanding of topics including:
- The impact of environment on human health;
- Environmental policy and the rationale for regulatory development;
- Dentistry's role in environmental public health; and
- How to develop and implement compliance policies.
For a limited time only, DRNA will be offering Kerr customer base a free recycling unit with the purchase of a year-long service agreement. The success of this effort also requires reporting, and to that end, DRNA has agreed to offer Kerr customers help with all of the documentation they are now required to provide to the government — a major benefit to busy dentists who care about compliance with the new guidelines.
“Kerr is highly committed to the environment and pleased to support DRNA’s mission to see that the environmental aspects of amalgam are addressed in the most satisfactory manner,” said Todd Norbe, President for Kerr Corporation, North America. “Given the upcoming EPA federal rule on amalgam recycling, we are keen to do our part to educate the dental profession on the best solutions in place to address this important environmental compliance issue.”
For more information, visit www.kerrdental.com or call 877-685-1484.
For nearly 125 years, Kerr has been serving the comprehensive needs of the entire dental care community in pursuit of enhancing oral health. Individual Kerr brands are encompassed within the Kerr Restoratives, Kerr Endodontics, Kerr Rotary, and Kerr TotalCare platforms. By providing best-in-class, patient-based solutions, we believe that in partnership with those we serve - “Together we’re more.”
Visit us at www.kerrdental.com or call 800-KERR123.
About DRNA, Inc.
DRNA is the North American leader in dental waste management and recycling. Whether amalgam waste, x-ray chemistry, lead, bio-hazardous or pharmaceutical waste, DRNA provides essential and affordable solutions for every dental office. DRNA is the number one compliance partner providing equipment, recycling, long-term documentation and education.
For more information on DRNA please visit www.drna.com.