Year of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department or School/College
Environmental Studies Program
collaboration, dental mercury, dentists, mercury, Missoula, POTW, wastewater treatment, water quality
University of Montana
The purpose of this paper is to provide assistance in developing a program to control the release of dental mercury amalgam in Missoula, Montana. To do this, three research components were carried out. The first consisted of a survey to determine whether Missoula dentists are following the American Dental Association’s (ADA) recommended Best Management Practices (BMPs) for mercury amalgam waste. The second component involved interviewing local dentists in an effort to include their voice in the process, as well as to determine what may motivate them to comply with a dental mercury control program. The final component of research involved developing and analyzing three case studies of municipalities that have designed and implemented a successful BMP program that can be used to help guide the development of a program in Missoula.
Silberberger, Jamie Elaine, "Reducing Dental Mercury Discharge in Missoula, Montana: Collaborative Opportunities" (2007). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 809.
© Copyright 2007 Jamie Elaine Silberberger