by Dr. Thomas M. Murray, IDEA Chair
After four years of research, IDEA chooses SOLMETEX as endorsed amalgam separator provider.
Indiana Dental Enterprise Associates (IDEA) has been tracking and researching amalgam separators and the proposed federal regulations for the better part of four years. One minute, federal regulations were a definite; the next minute, not so definite. Now that this regulation has been finalized, IDEA is prepared to endorse a quality, easily installed, and easily maintained product—the Hg5 by Solmetex. This decision was based on the IDEA Board’s four years of thoroughly evaluating various amalgam separators on the market.
The decision of which amalgam separator to endorse was based on the many features specified in the federal regulations. First and foremost in these considerations was efficiency of the separator. There has been a wide assortment of amalgam separators on the market which met the ISO standards of 99% efficiency. After narrowing those down, IDEA Board members moved on to the other required features as well as the features that would most benefit IDA member dentists. Among these considerations were:
- Ability to directly view the “trap” in which the filter is housed
- Ease and cost of installation
- Ease in disposal of wastes
- Frequency of disposal
- Cost of the amalgam separator
- Cost of disposal of wastes
- Ease of maintenance of the separator
- Safety in handling
- Tracking records
After sifting through multiple potential vendors and reviewing their products, IDEA’s decision of which product to endorse was obvious. The Solmetex Amalgam Separator addresses all of the Federal regulations and provides the highest level of benefits for IDA dentists.
Regulations are always a tough pill to swallow but, the good news for you is IDEA has already done the research for you. And if you act early, you can purchase the IDEA endorsed Solmetex Amalgam Separator Product with its recycling kit for about $298; that’s $900 off the regular rate! Please keep in mind that this introductory offer only lasts through May 19, 2018.
For more information regarding Solmetex, or to take advantage of this phenomenal, limited time offer, visit indental.org/solmetex.