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Iowa Dental Association

In order to maintain compliance with EPA’s Dental Rule, dental offices must maintain the following records (either physical or electronic) for a minimum of 3 years:


Visual inspection log

Documentation of the date, the individual conducting the inspection, results of the inspection, and a summary of follow-up actions, if applicable.


Repair logs

Documentation of repair or replacement of amalgam removal device, including date, person making repair/replacement, and description of the repair.


Disposal records

Documentation of dates dental amalgam is picked up or shipped for disposal and name of the permitted or licensed disposal company.


Manufacturer’s manual

Operating manual for the current device.